Three local athletes lead world rodeo standings

Several area cowboys rank among top 20 in respective events

Marty Yates || Dudeley Barker,


STEPHENVILLE (May 27, 2015) — Bobby Mote, Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill sit atop the world standings in their respective events as the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association season enters June, and numerous other cowboys from Erath County and the surrounding area are also in position to make a push at reaching the National Finals Rodeo.

Mote, of Stephenville, is pursuing a fifth world championship in bareback riding, while Tryan, of Lipan and Corkill, of Huckabay, are aiming for their third straight title as a pair and fourth individual championship for each in the team roping.



The team roping standings, as they seemingly always are, are loaded with local athletes, including Jake Cooper in the top 10 among headers and Clay O’Brien Cooper, Travis Woodard, Patrick Smith, Jake Long and Shay Carroll all listed among the top 10 heelers.

Jacobs Crawley and Isaac Diaz have been hot the last month in saddle bronc riding, soaring to fifth and 13th in the world, respectively. Marty Yates is holding strong at fourth in tie-down roping, while Sterling Smith and Chase Williams are each in the top 12.



Here is a look at locals in the top 20 of this week’s world standings, according to

Bareback Standings

1. Bobby Mote $45,417.67

Team Roping (Headers)

1. Clay Tryan $55,621.11

5. Jake Cooper $27,301.10

13. Charly Crawford $22,439.22

15. Kaleb Driggers $21,034.07

20. David Key $12,674.42



Team Roping (Heelers)

1. Jade Corkill $55,621.11

2. Clay O’Brien Cooper $47,039.42

3. Travis Woodard $32,749.89

6. Patrick Smith $26,632.51

7. Jake Long $26,144.26

9. Shay Carroll $24,199.22

13. Travis Graves $21,420.92

17. Buddy Hawkins II $15,910.78

20. Martin Lucero $12,969.91

Saddle Bronc Riding

5. Jacobs Crawley $30,603.87

13. Isaac Diaz $21,860.78

17. Sterling Crawley $17,102.93

Tie-Down Roping

4. Marty Yates $33,248.72

9. Sterling Smith $26,050.86

11. Chase Williams $23,958.74


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