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Nellie Miller is 2017 World Champion Barrel Racer

Nellie Miller is your World Champion!!

Wow, what a Finals!!

Nellie and Rafter W Minnie Reb (Sister) are absolutely amazing! I’ve said it 9 times this week and I’ll say it again…CONSISTENCY WINS!!!!!!

When the WNFR opened on Dec. 7, barrel racer Nellie Miller was third in the world standings by a margin of $119,841. Ten days later, Miller left the Thomas & Mack Center with $177,961 to give her $308,498 on the year and a world title gold buckle.

“I just have no words,” said Miller, who was aboard Sister. Miller won the average in 137.32 seconds on 10 runs. She won Round 1 to set her on the right track. Then she placed in six of the next nine rounds.

“This is just so great for my family,” Miller said. “Rodeo is what we do. I mean, this is the biggest event that you can win. When I was at the NFR in 2010 we struggled, so, to come back this year and have this type of year is just really amazing,” Miller said.

The other Sister (DM Sissy Hayday) and Hailey Kinsel won the round and came in second in the World! She had a smokin run in Round 10 with a 13.17.

Sydni Blanchard took third in the round. It was great to see her finish this Finals on a fantastic run!

This was a fantastic finals for some and for others it was a very long 10 days and I am sure heartbreaking. That seems to be the way the NFR goes every year.

If you missed Round 10, here it is:

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Here are the full Results: 1. Hailey Kinsel, 13.17 seconds, $26,231; 2. Sydni Blanchard, 13.39, $20,731; 3. Amberleigh Moore, 13.42, $15,654; 4. Taci Bettis, 13.54, $11,000; 5. Ivy Conrado, 13.60, $6,769; 6. Lisa Lockhart, 13.76, $4,231; 7. Nellie Miller, 13.85; 8. Tiany Schuster, 13.92; 9. Kathy Grimes, 13.97; 10. Tillar Murray, 14.0; 11. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 14.08; 12. Kellie Collier, 14.25; 13. Stevi Hillman, 14.35; 14. Kassie Mowry, 18.49; 15. Kimmie Wall, 21.83. Average standings: 1. Nellie Miller, 137.32 seconds on 10 runs; 2. Ivy Conrado, 137.4; 3. Lisa Lockhart, 138.12; 4. Tillar Murray, 142.89; 5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 144.01; 6. Hailey Kinsel, 144.95; 7. Kathy Grimes, 149.55; 8. Kellie Collier, 153.08. World standings: 1. Nellie Miller, $308,498; 2. Hailey Kinsel, $288,092; 3. Tiany Schuster, $285,339; 4. Amberleigh Moore, $240,806; 5. Ivy Conrado, $232,521; 6. Tillar Murray, $203,904; 7. Lisa Lockhart, $203,550; 8. Stevi Hillman, $199,619; 9. Kassie Mowry, $189,047; 10. Taci Bettis, $162,446; 11. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $161,173; 12. Kathy Grimes, $150,978; 13. Sydni Blanchard, $144,516; 14. Kellie Collier, $108,146; 15. Kimmie Wall, $86,294.

Courtesy of the PRCA