Crawford, Smith win women’s team roping at Windy Ryon

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Jackie Hobbs Crawford, shown recently accepting a key to the City of Stephenville from Mayor Kenny Weldon, partnered with Barrie Smith of Stephenville to win the Windy Ryon Memorial Roping. || TheFlashToday.com photo by BRAD KEITH

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(MAY 29, 2016) — A pair of local ladies came out victorious at the prestigious Windy Ryon Memorial Roping in Saginaw Friday, kicking off a successful weekend at the event for local athletes.

Renowned ropers Barrie Smith and Jackie Hobbs Crawford teamed up to rope four head in 41.37 seconds for $3,770 each. Crawford, a Huckabay resident, is a 14-time WPRA world champion, while Smith, of Stephenville won NIRA Women’s All-Around titles in 1978 and 1979 as well as the 1978 goat-tying title, and is a two-time USTRC Cruel Girl Champion header along with many other titles including previously at the Windy Ryon.


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Crawford wasn’t done, also winning the second round of the breakaway roping in 3.28 seconds to pocket another $1,575. Tibba Smith of Stephenville, daughter in law to Barrie Smith, was fourth in the same round in 3.35 for $594.

Stephenville cowboys Marty Yates and Sterling Smith each won rounds in the calf roping. Yates won the first go and Smith the second go, each winning $2,320.

Weatherford College star and Southwest Region tie-down and all-around champ Lane Livingston,who is coming to Tarleton next year, was fourth in the short round and the average. He won a total of $1,740.


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The women weren’t alone in team roping success with Turtle Powell of Stephenville and Junior Nogeira placing third in 34.69 on five for $3,985 each. Chad Masters of Lipan and Jett Hillman were fourth in 35.39, earning $2,815 each. Masters and Hillman pocketed another $515 for posting the third-fastest short-go time of 5.52.

The fastest round-one time of 6.14 was run by Stephenville’s Colby Lovell and Huckabay’s Paul Eaves for $1,285 each. Huckabay header Logan Olson and Stephenville heeler Travis Woodard were second at 6.44 for $775 each, and Charly Crawford and Kollin VonAhn took third in 6.45 for $515 each.


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