October 20, 2017

Master, Graves score big payday in Pendleton while Brown, Long win Texarkana

PRCA makes its annual trip to Cowboy Capital this week

Stephenville header Luke Brown and Morgan Mill heeler Jake Long, shown at the 2016 National Finals Rodeo, were the winning team in the fastest siingle-time take all Four States Fair & Rodeo in Texarkana over the weekend. || Photo courtesy DUDLEY BARKER/dudleydoright.com

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(September 18, 2017) — Chad Masters and Travis Graves will be there, and you know Luke Brown and Jake Long will. The winningest of local team ropers each each had successful weekends while others are scrambling to try and qualify for the National Finals Rodeo.

Like every year, that scramble comes down to the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo this week at Lone Star Arena, among other regular-season ending events.


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Masters and Graves won almost $9,000 with winnings in two rounds and the second place average payout at Pendleton Roundup in Oregon, where they were 23.3 on three. Brown and Long entered the one-round, fastest time take all Four States Fair & Rodeo on the Arkansas side of Texarkana, winning in 4.1 seconds for payouts of $2,942 each.

Kaleb Driggers earned almost $3,000 by taking the average at the west Texas Fair & Rodeo. He and heeling partner Junior Nogueira were 8.9 on two. Huckabay heeler Paul Eaves and partner Clay Smith won the Rose City Roundup in Tyler, pocketing $1,840 in 4.1, and Sterling Smith of Stephenville won the tie-down rpoing in Sunday’s stand alone performance there, earning $914 in 7.6 seconds.

It was yet another busy weekend on the circuit. Local winnings recapped below:

West Texas Fair & Rodeo
Abilene Sept. 12-16

Team roping:
First Round – 2. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.8, $728
Second Rund – 1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.1, $970; 3. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 4.7, $485
Average – 1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 8.9 on two, $1,455; 4. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 18.2, $364

Saddle bronc riding – 7. (tie) Isaac Diaz, 79.5, $166

Tie-down roping:
First round – 1. Marty Yates, 8.4, $1,402; 2. (tie) Timber Moore, Chantz Webster, and Lane Livingston, 8.7, $919 ache; 6. Ryan Watkins, 9.0, $242
Average – 2. Marty Yates, 17.9, $1,740.


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Pendleton Round-UP
Pendleton, Ore. Sept. 13-16

Team Roping:
Second round – . Chad Masters.Travis Graves 5.7, $2,328; 8. hay Carroll/Nano Garza, 6.3, $372
Finals: 3. Chad Masters/Tarvis Graves, 9.1, $941
Average – 2. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 23.3 on 3, $5,586

Saddle bronc riding:
First round – 4. Sterling Crawley, 82.5, $1,829, 5. (tie) Isaac Diaz, 82, $998
Average – Cort Scheer, 159 on two, $499

Dixie Roudup
St. George, Utah, Sept 14-16
Team Roping – 2. (tie) Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz and Charly Crawford/Joseph Harrison, 5.8, $1,809


Four State’s Fair & Rodeo
Texarkana, Ark. Sept. 14-16
Team Roping – 1. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.3, $2,942; 10. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 5.5, $155
Saddle bronc riding – 3. (tie) Jacobs Crawley, 82, $1,560; 8. (tie) Isaac diazo, 78, $117
Tie-down roping: 5. (tie) Sterling Smith, 8.5, $956


Rose City Roundup
Tyler, Sept. 15-16

Team roping – 1. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 4.1, $1,840; 2. Colby Lovell/Corey Hendrick, 4.2, $1,523; 4. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.5, $730

Rose City Roundup (Sunday special)
Tyler, Sept. 17

Bareback riding – 3. (tie) Richmnd Champion, 80.5, $290;

Team roping – 2. (tie) Kelsey Parchman/Wesley Thorp and Clay Smith/:aul Eaves, 4.0, $819 each; 4. Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 4.1, $533

Tie-down roping 1. Sterling Smith, 7.6, $914

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