CASPER, Wyo. - The University of Montana men's rodeo team stands third in the team standings at the College National Finals Rodeo after the first go rounds finished Monday.
The men were paced by freshman Bridger Chambers, who recorded a time of 4.2 seconds in steer wrestling, which tied him for ninth overall.
Teammate Cole Burman, also running in bull dogging's second draw, added a mark of 5.0 seconds, good enough for the top 25 of the first go.
Chambers added a 13.7-second mark in team roping, with a five-second penalty for looping one leg.
Montana's Miles Suberg placed 15th in team roping as he and his partner pulled off a 10.0 run in the first go.
One of the top performances on Monday belonged to Montana cowgirl Amber Crowley, who leads the second go in breakaway roping with a time of 2.2 seconds. She went in the day's first draw. A no time in Crowley's first go Sunday has her in eighth overall.
UM senior Brittney Nordahl recorded a no-time to complete goat tying's first go on Monday.
Also, bull rider Dustin Jenkins remains second in his event after Sunday's ride.
UM cowboy Jesse Kruse, who qualified for the CNFR, is not with the team. He is riding professionally.