Yates moves to number one in tie-down calf roping

Marty Yates' time of 7.0 in the third round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the fastest time of finals.

Stephenville’s Marty Yates roped and tied his third consecutive calf of the PRCA’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas Saturday night and moved into first place in the world standings and the NFR Finals’ average with an almost $4,000 lead over Decatur’s Tuff Cooper.

Erath County’s gunslinger has been lowering his times in each round roping his first calf in 8.0 seconds. That first time was good enough a split for 3-4 place.

Friday night Yates recorded an even faster time of 7.6 seconds and took first place money as he did Saturday with the fastest time of the NFR at 7.0 seconds.

Yates’ overall time on three head is 22.6 seconds and he pushed past 
Caleb Smidt who has a combined time of 23.3 seconds.  Erath County cowboy Ryle Smith is third with 24.2.

Marty Yates’ time of 7.0 in the third round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the fastest time of finals and moves him into first place.
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RankNameCityStateEarnings
1Marty YatesStephenvilleTX$162,271.09
2Tuf CooperDecaturTX$158,095.31
3Shane HancheySulphurLA$153,346.55
4Caleb SmidtBellvilleTX$151,163.23
5Tyson DurfeyWeatherfordTX$136,517.86
6Jake PrattEllensburgWA$126,857.67
7Ryle SmithOakdaleCA$123,864.05
8Reese RiemerStinnettTX$120,389.95
9Rhen RichardRooseveltUT$111,283.27
10Cory SolomonPrairie ViewTX$110,001.80
11Sterling SmithStephenvilleTX$104,877.94
12Trevor BrazileDecaturTX$102,771.66
13Cooper MartinAlmaKS$101,938.14
14Matt ShiozawaChubbuckID$96,268.76
15Ryan JarrettComancheOK$87,551.73
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