Westyn Hughes Wins First Career Round at NFR

Tie Down Recap

Westyn Hughes has had a successful first career NFR. Before Thursday he had placed in five of seven rounds, and he capped that off with a Round 8 win after stopping the clock at 7.4 seconds.

Competing at the NFR has been a lifelong dream of his.

“I’ve been planning this moment since I was a 4-year-old kid in my living room,” Hughes said. “I’m living the life and just thankful to be here. I can’t thank the people enough who have helped me get here.”

Hughes has moved up to third in the World Standings and trails Shad Mayfield and Hunter Herrin.

“Tonight, I wasn’t roping for the average and I ran at the barrier,” Hughes said. “I had nothing to lose and it just worked out. My horse worked great; it was a great set of cattle. If you’ve got a good horse, a good calf and you can do your job, it’s supposed to work out.”

NFR Tie-Down Roping Results

First round: 1. Marty Yates, 7.1 seconds, $26,231; 2. Shad Mayfield, 7.5, $20,731; 3. Ty Harris, 7.8, $15,654; 4. Caddo Lewallen, 8.1, $11,000; 5. (tie) Cory Solomon and Westyn Hughes, 8.3, $5,500 each.

Second round: 1. Marty Yates, 7.2 seconds, $26,231; 2. Timber Moore, 7.7, $20,731; 3. Tyson Durfey, 8.0, $15,654; 4. (tie) Shane Hanchey and Westyn Hughes, 8.1, $8,885 each; 6. Tyler Milligan, 8.2, $4,231.

Third round: 1. Cory Solomon, 7.0 seconds, $26,231; 2. (tie) Hunter Herrin and Tyson Durfey, 7.3, $18,192 each; 4. Shane Hanchey, 7.4, $11,000; 5. Adam Gray, 7.8, $6,769; 6. Westyn Hughes, 8.1, $4,231.

Fourth round: 1. Adam Gray, 7.8 seconds, $26,231; 2. Westyn Hughes, 7.9, $20,731; 3. Tyson Durfey, 8.0, $15,654; 4. Tuf Cooper, 8.2, $11,000; 5. (tie) Ryan Jarrett and Haven Meged, 8.4, $5,500 each.

Fifth round: 1. Hunter Herrin, 7.4 seconds, $26,231; 2. Shane Hanchey, 7.5, $20,731; 3. Ryan Jarrett, 8.2, $15,654; 4. Westyn Hughes, 8.3, $11,000; 5. Haven Meged, 8.4, $6,769; 6. Cory Solomon, 8.7, $4,231.

Sixth round: 1. Haven Meged, 6.8 seconds, $26,231; 2. Hunter Herrin, 6.9, $20,731; 3. Tyler Milligan, 7.5, $15,654; 4. Cory Solomon, 7.8, $11,000; 5. Shane Hanchey, 7.9, $6,769; 6. Caddo Lewallen, 8.1, $4,231.

Seventh round: 1. Hunter Herrin, 6.8 seconds, $26,231; 2. Tuf Cooper, 7.0, $20,731; 3. Cory Solomon, 7.5, $15,654; 4. Shad Mayfield, 7.8, $11,000; 5. Shane Hanchey, 7.9, $6,769; 6. Caddo Lewallen, 8.2, $4,231.

Eight round: 1. Westyn Hughes, 7.4 seconds, $26,231; 2. Hunter Herrin, 7.5, $20,731; 3. Ryan Jarrett, 7.8, $15,654; 4. (tie) Cory Solomon and Tyler Milligan, 7.9, $8,885 each; 6. Adam Gray, 8.1, $4,231.