LAS VEGAS - Trevor Knowles of Mount Vernon, Ore., tied Jason Miller of Lance Creek, Wyo., for first in the opening round of steer wrestling, then won in 3.3 seconds in the second round.
The wins pushed Knowles to season's winnings of $107,139.
"Everyone here is as competitive as it gets," Knowles said. "So, when you see a 3.3, they want to be 3.2, and you've got guys behind you like Luke and Dean and Jason. They're going to be coming at you, and I'd be coming at them just as hard.
"We're off to a great start. I got hurt in late July and didn't do very good all fall. I just mentally wasn't ready, and physically it held me back. I feel as healthy as I've been since that day, and it feels great to open up and go at them and do my job as best as I can."