FLASH STAFF REPORT
(April 11, 2016) — Four athletes with local ties made more than $12,000 each at the Ram National Circuit Finals that ended Sunday in Kissimmiee, Florida, where Stephenville tie-down roper Sterling Smith and former Tarleton State University team roper Billy Bob Brown won average titles.
Jacobs Crawley didn’t win the average, but did continue to shine in the semifinals and finals to finish second in the saddle bronc money. The reigning champ left with $16,485 after placing first in the opening round, sixth in the average, third in the semifinals and second in the finals.
Brown and heeler Jess Garrett won the first go round, were sixth in the second, tied for the average title and placed third in the semifinals for $14,799 each. That was the second most money with Coleman Proctor and Morgan Mill heeler Jake Long third with $14,612 each. Proctor and Long won the second go-round, placed sixth in the average, took fourth in the semifinals and were second in the finals.
Smith began with a first-round win then tied for fifth in the second round. He captured the average in 17.0 on two head but didn’t place in the semifinals to advance to the finals.