Holliday places in seven of 10 rounds at NFR
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Texas Tech graduate Hunter Cure won the world championship in steer wrestling Saturday night, placing for the seventh time in 10 rounds at the National Finals Rodeo.
Cure, a 30-year-old Holliday resident, placed fourth in the final round by dropping his steer in 3.9 seconds.
Cure finished third in the NFR average competition and boosted his season earnings to $173,354 — about $15,000 ahead of runner-up Matt Reeves from Cross Plains.
It was only the second trip to the NFR for Cure, who also made it in 2009 and finished 11th in world standings.