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TROY, Ala. – After two nights of rodeo action at this year's Trojan Stampede, the final round has been set in preparation for Saturday's short-go at the Pike County Cattleman's Complex. 

Troy didn't see as much success in Friday night's round, but will still send eight competitors to compete in Saturday's finale.  

Nelson Wyatt's time of 14.7 seconds in the calf roping event ranked fourth on Friday night's performance list, but was four seconds short of the cutoff and will not compete Saturday. Dustin Dougherty also competed in the event but did not record a time. 

Liza Ingram and Lanie Culligan did not record a time in breakaway roping, as Southern Arkansas' Loni Pearce claimed first in the round with a 3.6 second time. Culligan also saw action in goat tying, but failed to record a time. 

The Trojan Spur highlight of the night came from Liza Ingram as she finished third in barrel racing with a 16.36. Crystal Moffat recorded a time of 16.58 seconds, but just missed the cutoff of the 10 best times by .16. 

Saturday's championship round will welcome Troy members Cassidy Aldridge, Kelsey Kennemer and Crystal Moffat in breakaway roping, Kesia Smith in goat tying, Troy Hatcher, Albert McBride and Zack Mabry in team roping, and Liza Ingram in barrel racing.

Slack portions of the rodeo allow for members not in the performance rounds to qualify for the short-go, as seven of Troy's eight appearances in Saturday's round will come via the slack. All timed events take the top 10 competitors to the final round, and the final round of all scored events is determined by number of qualifiers and scores. 

Moffat's 3.6 second time in breakaway roping tied with Southern Arkansas' Loni Pearce for the final cutoff spot, as Kennemer and Aldridge qualified with 3.2's.  

Kesia Smith qualified via a 9.6 second time in goat tying, as Missouri Valley's Korah Agre recorded the best time of 8.9 seconds.

Hatcher, paired with McBride, will have a chance at a team roping title after posting a 9.1 second round to make the ninth spot of the 10 contestants. Zack Mabry, paired with Tennessee-Martin's Ben Walker, advanced after a round of 8.4 seconds. 

Ingram advances to the final round as the only member that didn't advanced via the slack portion, as her 16.36 time in Friday night's round was just good enough for her to have a shot at a barrel racing title.  

Fans, remember that the final round of the Trojan Stampede will begin Friday night at 7 p.m. with gates opening at 6. Advanced tickets are $5 for children and $8 for adults. Tickets at the gate will be $7 for children and $10 for adults. Any individual who shows his/her ticket stub at Santa Fe Cattle Company during the rodeo weekend will also receive a 10% off coupon for their meal. 

Troy students will be admitted free with proof of ID, and door prizes will be given to those spotted wearing Troy apparel.

A full recap of the results will be posted to TroyTrojans.com following Saturday night's performance.  

For more information, be sure to visit TroyTrojans.com.  Fans can also find Troy on Twitter at @TroyAthletics or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TroyAthletics.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Troy Athletics Dept.

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