CASPER, Wyo. — Former Swink High School student Kelly Valdez had her second run at the College National Finals Rodeo in the Tuesday morning slack at the Casper Events Center.

Valdez, who now attends Weatherford (Texas) College, was unsuccessful on her attempt. She also fell short in her first attempt on Sunday.

Valdez will have her final run in today's evening performance.

Mardesich has final ride today

Otero Junior College's Mason Mardesich will have the third of the three of his saddle bronc rides at the CNFR in today's evening performance.

Mardesich scored 76 1/2 points on his first ride on Sunday, however, he was thrown off of his second ride and took a no score.

At the conclusion of the second go-round on Tuesday morning, Mardesich slipped from ninth place into a tie for 11th.

The third go began with the Tuesday evening performance. After that performance, Mardesich dropped into a tie for 17th place.