Yates wins rare all-around honor as local athletes cash in big during ‘Cowboy Christmas’

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Marty Yates, shown in the 2015 NFR, won the all-around title and the tie-down roping at Kildeer, Montana Sunday and Monday. || Courtesy DUDLEY BARKER/DudleyDoRight.com

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(July 5, 2016) — Local athletes cashed in big paydays during the famed “Cowboy Christmas” swing of the PRCA circuit, including Marty Yates winning a tie-down roping for the sixth straight week and capturing a rare all-around title.

Yates won the all-around at Kildeer Mountain Roundup Rodeo in Kildeer, North Dakota Sunday and Monday, taking top money in tie-down roping and placing as a heeler in the team roping with header Ryan Jarrett.


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Yates roped and tied his calf in 7.9 seconds, and despite usually competing against Jarrett for tie-down cash, teamed up with his rival for a 5.4 in the team roping. They were eighth, adding $239 to the $2,483 Yates already won in the tie-down. He picked up an additional $2,721 for the all-around honors, leaving Kildeer with more than $5,400 in winnings.

Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira remained hot in team roping, as did Colby Lovell and Travis Graves and Stephenville heeler Wesley Thorp, who ropes with Zac Small. Luke Brown and Jake Long also recorded a big win, while Adam Rose and Walt Woodard dot various standings as well.

Here’s a look at local athletes’ take from rodeos that ended on July 4:

World’s Oldest Rodeo

Prescott, Ariz.

Team roping:

First round – 4. (tie) Colby Lovell/Travis Graves, 6.2, $1,335

Second round – 4. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 5.6, $1,496; 7. (tie) Zac Small/Wesley Thorp, 5.9, $374

Average – 2. Colby Lovell/Travis Graves, 12.5 on two, $3,205; 5. JoJo LeMond/Kory Koontz, 13.8, $1,763; 7. Cole Sherwood/Steve Sherwood 15.3, $801

Tie-Down Roping:

First round – 8. (tie) Reese Riemer, 9.6, $104

Second round – 5. (tie) Reese Riemer, 8.6, $831

Average – 5. (tie) Reese Riemer, 18.2 on two, $1,480

Oakley Independence Day Rodeo

Oakley City, Utah

Team roping:

1. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.1, $4,272; 5. (tie) David Key/Travis Woodard, 4.7, $2,374

Saddle bronc roiding: 8. Sterling Crawley, 83, $417

Cody Stampede

Cody, Wyo.

Team roping:

1. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.2, $9,426; 7. Kolton Schmidt/Shay Carroll, 4.8, $3,473

Tie-down roping:

2. Cimarron Boardman, 8.1, $6,869; 7. Sterling Smith, 8.6, $3,652

Bull riding:

2. Bryce Barrios, 86, $6,674

St. Paul Rodeo

St. Paul, Ore.

Team roping:

First round – 1. (tie) Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, 4.6, $2,546

Second round – 2. Then Richard/Cole Davison, 4.5, $2,546; 3. (tie) Zac Small/Wesley Thorp; Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.8, $1,400

Average – 1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 9.9 on two, $4,392; 5. Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, 10.4, $2,100

Saddle bronc riding:

2. Sterling Crawley, 84.5, $7,059; 6. Jacobs Crawley, 80, $1,535

Tie-down roping:

First round – 4. Reese Riemer, 9.1, $1,982

Average – 8. Reese Riemer, 19.4 on two, $425


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Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo

Molalla, Ore.

Team roping:

First round – 4. Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, 6.7, $602

Second round – 2. David Key/Travis Woodard, 5.0, $1,031

Average – 4. David Key/Travis Woodard, 19.0 on two, $902

Saddle bronc riding:

3. Jacobs Crawley, 83.5, $2,415

Tie-down roping:

8. Marty Yates, 8.4, $817; 9. (tie) Reese Riemer, 8.7, $327

Bull riding: 8. (tie) Bryce Barrios, 83, $210

Euguene Pro Rodeo

Eugene, Ore.

Team roping:

1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.7, $2,983; 2. (tie) David Key/Travis Woodard, 4.8, $2,512; 6. Zac Small/Wesley Thorp, 5.3, $1,413; 7. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 5.4, $1,099

Black Hills Roundup

Belle Fourche, SD

Team roping:

2. Zac Small/Wesley Thorp, 5.4, $2,221

Mandan Rodeo Days

Mandan, ND

Team roping:

9. (tie) Cole Sherwood/Steve Sherwood, 6.0, $168; JoJo LeMond/Kory Koontz, 6.0, $168

Home of Champions Rodeo

Red Lodge, Mont.

Team roping:

2. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.7, $1,925; 9. (tie) Cole Sherwood/Steve Sherwood, 5.1, $257

Tie-down roping: 4. (tie) Reese Riemer, 9.0, $1,523

Bull riding: 3. Bryce Barrios, 80, $1,678

Livingston Roundup

Livingston, Mont.

Team roping:

1. (tie) Luke Brown/Jake Long and Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.1, $6,311; 10. Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, 5.4, $351

Saddle bronc riding:

6. Jacobs Crawley, 82, $719

Annual Fourth of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo

Window Rock, Ariz.

Team roping:

6. Cole Sherwood/Steve Sherwood, 4.8, $1,887; 7. (tie) Blaine Vick/Jim Ross Cooper, 4.9, $1,048; 10. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 5.0, $105

Kildeer Mountain Roundup Rodeo

All-Around cowboy: 1. Marty Yates, $2,721, tie-down roping and team roping

Team roping:

3. Cole Sherwood/Steve Sherwood, 4.7, $2,029; 6. Zac Small Wesley Thorp, 8. Ryan Jarrett/Marty Yates, 5.4, $239

Tie-down roping: 1. Marty Yates, 7.9, $2,483


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