By Kim Norman
For the Cut Bank Pioneer Press
Dustin Bird and heeling partner Paul Eaves have placed in two of the first four rounds of the Wrangler NFR, finishing 5th in Round #1 with 5.1 and 4th in Round #4 with 5.4. They drew a “bum” steer in round #2 that left the chute really slow, causing a broken barrier and heeler Eaves only picked up one leg for the maximum in penalties. Total time 20.30 (15 seconds were penalty), but they still had a time on both steers.