Local rodeo athletes cash in big at Nampa, Salinas

Jim Ross Cooper, shown in past competition, joined Blaine Vick to win the team roping at Snake River Stampede in Nampa, Idaho. || Photo courtesy DUDLEY BARKER/DudleyDoRight.com



(July 25, 2016) — Dublin header Blaine Vick and Stephenville heeler Jim Ross Cooper won the finals and jumped to the top of the average at the Snake River Stampede in Nampa, Idaho, earning more than $6,000 at the event.

That was just part of a big week by local cowboys on the PRCA trail, including the recent heater of Stephenville tie-down roper Chase Williams, who raced to second in the finals and third overall to win more than $4,700 at legendary California Rodeo Salinas. Williams is also sitting second in the average entering the final day at Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo in Spanish Fork, Utah, and is the current first-round leader with an impressive 10.3 at prestigious Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming.


Stephenville header Kaleb Driggers, who entered last week fifth in the PRCA world standings, and heeling partner Junior Nogueira picked up more than $2,700 by splitting second and third in the first round at Nampa, and are currently leading the average at Spanish Fork.

Stephenville heeler Cole Davison earned a big payday at Salinas, joining header Dustin Egusquiza to place fourth in the finals and third in the average with 49.3 seconds on five head, worth almost $5,000.

Standings from Salinas and Nampa are below, with results from Spanish Fork and more to come:


Salinas, Calif.

Team roping:

First round – 1. Zac Small/Wesley Thorp, 7.1, $1,913; 7. David Key/Travis Woodard, 8.3, $416

Second round – 5. Zac Small/Wesley Thorp, 8.7, $915

Third round – 5. Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, 8.4, $915; 6. David Key/Travis Woodard, 8.5, $665

Finals – 4. Dustin Egusquiza/Cole Davison, 10.5, $634

Average – 3. Dustin Egusquiza/Cole Davison, 49.3 on 5; $4,242

Tie-down roping:

First round – 6. Sterling Smith, 10.1, $1,118; 8. (tie) Chase Williams, 10.6, $140

Finals – 2. Chase Williams, 10.0, $1,056

Average – 3. Chase Williams, 31.7 on 3, $3,563


Nampa, Idaho

Team roping:

First round – 2. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.6, $2,711; 4. JoJo LeMond/Kory Koontz, 4.7, $2,052; 8. Adam Rose/Walt Woodard, 5.1, $293

Second round – 1. (tie) Colby Lovell/Kinney Harrell, 3.8, $2,931; 5. Aaron Tsinigine/Travis Graves, 4.2, $1,612

Finals – 1. Blaine Vick/Jim Ross Cooper, 5.0, $1,153

Average – 1. Blaine Vick/Jim Ross Cooper, 16.5 on 3, $5,056


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