Driggers wins three times, makes money at five rodeos in five states

Kaleb Driggers, right, is shown roping in the 2014 NFR. He is first among headers in the current PRCA world standings. || Courtesy DUDLEY BARKER/DudleyDoRight.com



STEPHENVILLE (June 6, 2016) — Huckabay team roping header Kaleb Driggers and heeling partner Junior Nogueira made the money at five PRCA rodeos in five states last week, including wins at the Cherokee Chamber PRCA Rodeo in Cherokee, Iowa, the North Central Rodeo Championship in Medford, Wisconsin and the Hugo PRCA Rodeo in Hugo, Oklahoma.

But Driggers wasn’t the only local athlete covering a lot of miles and pocketing big paydays on the PRCA circuit last week.


Tie-down roper Marty Yates stayed hot by winning the Old Fort Days Rodeo in Fort Smith, Ark., reigning world champ Jacobs Crawley captured the saddle bronc title at Wild, Wild West Rodeo in Silver City, New Mexico, Stephenville’s Luke Brown and Morgan Mill’s Jake Long were victorious in team roping at Fort Herriman PRCA Rodeo in Herriman, Utah and Stephenville’s Colby Lovell and Morgan Mill’s Travis Graves split top team roping money at Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo in El Paso, where Stephenville tie-down and team roper Sterling Smith took all-around honors.

Here’s a run-down of local winnings at PRCA rodeos last week:

Old Fort Days Rodeo

Fort Smith, Ark., May 30-June 4

Time-down roping:

1. Marty Yates, 8.6, $2,393


Wild, Wild West ProRodeo

Silver City, NM., June 2-4

Team Roping:

Second Round: 1. JoJo LeMond/Kory Koontz, 4.6, $806 each

Saddle bronc riding:

1. Jacobs Crawley, 84, $1,266

Steer Roping:

First Round – 4. (tie) Martin Poindexter, 11.9, $141

Third Round – 4. Martin Poindexter, 13.4, $282

Average – 2. Martin Poindexter, 46.3 on 3, $1,269

Bull riding:

2. Bryce Barrios, 88, $2,486

Pioneer Days Rodeo

Clovis, NM., June 2-4

Saddle bronc riding:

2. Jacobs Crawley, 78, $787

Flint Hills Rodeo

Team roping:

4. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 5.0, $797

Bennington PRCA Rodeo

Bennington, Kan., June 2-4

Team Roping:

2. Colby Lovell/Travis Graves, 5.9, $1,607

6. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 6.3, $167


Cherokee Chamber PRCA Rodeo

Cherokee, IA, June 2-4

Team roping:

1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 5.6, $1,254

North Central Rodeo Championship

Medford, Wisc., June 3-4

Team roping:

1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 6.0, $1,758

Fort Herriman PRCA Rodeo:

Herriman, Utah, June 3-4

Team roping:

1. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 5.0, $1,072 each

Hugo PRCA Rodeo

Hugo, Okla. June 3-4

Team roping:

1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.0, $2,486


Spanish Fork Champions Challenge

Spanish Fork, Utah, June 4

Team roping:

4. Colby Lovell/Kory Koontz, 12.0, $1,508 each

Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo

El Paso, June 3-5

All-Around Cowboy:

Sterling Smith, $1,598, tie-down roping and team roping

Team roping:

1. (tie) Colby Lovell/Travis Graves, 4.2, $2,546 each; 3. Jake Cooper/Tyler McKnight, 4.6, $2,013; 6. JoJo LeMond/Kory Koontz, 4.8, $948

Tie-down roping:

2. Sterling Smith, 10.2, $1,598; 6. Jace Melvin, 13.1, $639

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