Kirchenschlager, Watkins, Crawley all win pro rodeos

Area cowboys dominate San Angelo USTRC event

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Bluff Dale cowboy Ryan Watkins, shown in the 2014 National Finals Rodeo, won the tie-down roping in Mesquite over the weekend. || Courtesy DUDLEY BARKER/DudleyDoRight.com

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(June 8, 2015) — Morgan Mill heeler Dakota Kirchenschlager, Bluff Dale tie-down roper Ryan Watkins and Stephenville saddle bronc rider Sterling Crawford all secured victories on the PRCA circuit over the weekend.

Kirchenschlager and header JoJo Lemond have been on a role lately, following up their Hugo, Oklahoma PRCA win with a blistering time of 3.6 to earn first place and $1,155 each in the second round of the Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo in Silver City, NM last weekend.


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Crawley and Watkins claimed their wins in the Mesquite ProRodeo Series. Crawley earned $677 by scoring 80 points aboard Smith, Harper & Morgan’s Satin Sheets. Isaac Diaz of Desdemona scored 76 for a paycheck of $338.

Watkins roped and tied his calf in 7.7 seconds for $886. Right on his heels was Sterling Smith of Stephenville, posting a 7.9 for $733.

Also in tie-down roping, former Tarleton star Reese Riemer earned fourth place and $832 in 8.7 seconds in the Pioneer Days Rodeo in Clovis, New Mexico. Also in Clovis, David Key and Martin Lucero of Stephenville tied Charly Crawford of Huckabay and Shay Carroll of Dublin for seventh place in the team roping. Each team roped head and heels in 5.7 seconds, and all four cowboys were paid $299.


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World champs Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill continued to show their dominance in the sport. They were third in 4.9 seconds to earn $969 each in Mesquite, but were especially tough in a USTRC event in San Angelo last Friday.

With each roper allowed to enter twice with separate partners, Tryan and Corkill were first together while Corkill and Stephenville header Luke Brown were second and Tryan, roping with Stephenville heeler Travis Graves, finished third.


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