Carlee Pierce of Stephenville earned $20,429 after finishing second in barrel racing last weekend at the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City.When the title was at stake during the Saturday night final, Pierce turned in a time of 15.55 seconds. Brittany Pozzi of Victoria clinched the title after posting a 15.35.The National Circuit Finals is the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s World Series for weekend warriors. It features the top competitors from 12 geographic regions.Pierce’s strong finish helped the Texas Circuit clinch the team title ($81,545). The Columbia River Circuit (Oregon and Washington) finished second ($73,696).The National Circuit Finals traditionally draws both credentialed part-time competitors and world class athletes such as Pierce, who has also qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Pozzi is a two-time world champion in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.Jade Corkill, the reigning world champion heeler, and his partner, Shane Erickson, finished No. 1 in team roping. Erickson, who also finished in money in tie-down roping, clinched the all-around title and set an RNCFR record after earning $25,502.In bull riding, John Young, a 19-year-old Iowa Central Community College student, topped the field. Other champions were saddle bronc rider Curtis Garton, bareback rider Bobby Mote, steer wrestler Ethen Thouvenell and tie-down roper Matt Shiozawa.NCHA updateRFD-TV will broadcast the National Cutting Horse Association’s 2013-14 Triple Crown Series. That’s the December NCHA Futurity, the April Super Stakes and the July Summer Spectacular. All three events are in Fort Worth.The agreement was announced last weekend at the 2013 Super Stakes, which runs through April 20 at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum.“We are committed to building the brand of the sport,” said Randy Bernard, RFD-TV’s chief executive officer. “We want to develop the horses as athletes and we want to promote their trainers.”PBR updateOn the Professional Bull Riders’ circuit, Shane Proctor took the lead in the Built Ford Tough Series world title race after finishing second at last weekend’s tour stop in Billings, Mont.In the world standings, Proctor is ranked first with 5,199 points. Marcho Eguchi is second with 4,629.5 and defending world champion Silvano Alves of Decatur is third with 4,511.Brazilian rookie Joao Ricardo Vieira clinched the title in Billings and earned $41,666.College rodeo updateWith two regular-season rodeos remaining on the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Southwest Region schedule, the Tarleton State men’s and women’s teams are top-ranked. After finishing fifth at last weekend’s Western Texas Rodeo, TSU’s men have 4,291 points and second-ranked Odessa College has 3,277. After finishing first at the Snyder-based rodeo, Tarleton is first in the women’s standings with 2,455 and Texas Tech is second with 1,433.