Local saddle bronc riders sweep average, rounds at Texas Circuit finals

Desdemona saddle bronc rider Isaac Diaz, shown in a past National Finals Rodeo, shared first place with Jacobs Crawley in the saddle bronc riding at Bandera Pro Rodeo last week. || Courtesy DUDLEY BARKER/DudleyDoRight.com



(January 5, 2015) — The Cowboy Capital of the World struck again in the sport of rodeo over New Year’s Weekend, winning two average championships and seven go-rounds at the Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo in Waco.

The world class delegation of local saddle bronc riders continued their domination, sweeping all three rounds and the top three spots in the average at the three night rodeo that began New Year’s Eve and ended January 2. Isaac Diaz, Sterling Crawley and world champ Jacobs Crawley combined to win $15,979.



Diaz, of Desdemona, won the second go round, placed second in the first round and split top money with Jacobs Crawley in the final performance to win the average and $8,370. Sterling won the first round, split fourth and fifth in the second performance and was fourth in the final go-round, winning a total of $4,312. Besides splitting the third round, Jacobs Crawley was third behind Diaz and his brother in the average, winning a total of $3,297.

Lipan heeler Patrick Smith teamed up with Trevor Brazile to win the first round and the average in the team roping, along with splitting fourth and fifth in the second round for total earnings of $5,327 each. Stephenville heeler Martin Lucero won round two for $2,029 and Stephenville header David Key was second in the first round for $1,522.

Stephenville tie-down ropers Marty Yates, Trent Walls and Cimarron Boardman had a strong outing with Yates and Boardman going first and third in the opening round, Boardman taking fourth in the second and Walls winning the third with Yates in second. Walls finished third in the average, winning a total of $3,551.

Shelby Herrmann of Tarleton State placed second in the first-round barrel race, earning $1,522.


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