Stephenville’s Brown back on top of world standings

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Stephenville header Luke Brown, right, at the NFR, is currently No. 1 in the PRCA team roping header standings. || Courtesy DUDLEY BARKER/DudleyDoRight.com

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(August 29, 2016) — Two wins in Washington last week have pushed Stephenville header Luke Brown back to the top of the PRCA team roping world standings. His heeling partner, Jake Long of Morgan Mill, is third.

Brown and Long headline a bevy of locals battling for the top spot, and the margin is razor thin. Brown leads Stephenville header Kaleb Driggers by less than $450 in heading, and Colby Lovell of Stephenville is fourth less than $5,000 back.

Junior Nogueira, heeling partner to Driggers, leads the heeling standings with Huckabay’s Paul Eaves in second less than $1,700 behind him. Long is another $1,200 back, then the gap widens with Travis Graves of Morgan Mill sitting fourth roughly $17,000 behind Long.


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Brown and Long won the Horse Heaven Round-up Champions Challenge in Kennewick, Washington, needing just 4.1 seconds to earn $3,944 each. They added another $2,500 with their victory at Kitsap Stampede in Bremerton, Washington, also in 4.1.

Stephenville tie-down roper Marty Yates had a big week, winning the second round and taking third in the average at Kennewick, fourth at Gem State Stampede in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho and third at Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo in San Juan Capistrano, California. Yates banked more than $10,000 for the week, charging up to 12th in the world.

Reigning saddle bronc riding world champ and current world standings leader Jacobs Crawley, a Stephenville native living in Boerne, was second at the Champions Challenge in Kennewick, then third in the regular rodeo there. He was also third in San Juan Capistrano and tied for sixth at Oregon Trail Rodeo in Hastings, Nebraska, earning north of $11,000 for the week.


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Locals in the money last week:

Horse Heaven Round-up Champions Challenge
Kennewick, Wash., August 23

Team roping:
1. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.1, $3,944; 5. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 5.6, $928

Saddle bronc riding:
2. Jacobs Crawley, 81, $3,016; 3. Sterling Crawley, 79, $2,204

Horse Heaven Round-Up
Kennewick, Wash., Aug. 24-27

Team roping:
First round – 2. (tie) Tyler Wade/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 4.6, $1,119; 6. (tie) Kolton Schmidt/Shay Carroll, 4.7, $170

Second round – 1. Kolton Schmidt/Shay Carroll, 4.4, $1,967; 2. Colby Lovell/Travis Graves, 4.7, $1,628
Average – 1. Kolton Schmit/Shay Carroll, 9.1 on two, $2,950, 6. Jake Cooper/Tyler McKnight, 10.7, $509

Saddle bronc riding:
3. Jacobs Crawley, 84.5, $2,309; 4. (tie) Sterling Crawley, 81, $1,222

Tie-down roping:
First round – 3. (tie) Chase Williams, 7.6, $1,072
Second round – 1. Marty Yates, 6.9, $1,760
Average – 3. Marty Yates, 16.1 on two, $1,952


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Kitsap Stampede
Bremerton, Wash., August 25-27

Team roping:
1. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.1, $2,500; 4. (tie) Kolton Schmidt/Shay Carroll and Colby Lovell/Travis Graves, 4.8, $1,579; 9. (tie) Blaine Vick/York Gill, 5.4, $263

Golden Spike Rodeo
Tremonton, Utah, August 25-27

Tie-down roping:
6. Cimarron Boardman, 10.4, $277

Oregon Trail Rodeo
Hastings, Neb., August 26-28

Saddle bronc riding:
6. (tie) Jacobs Crawley, 75.5, $137

Gem State Stampede
Coeur D Alene, Idaho, August 26-28

Tie-down roping:
4. Marty Yates, 8.1, $1,132

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo
San Juan Capistrano, Calif., August 27-28

Team roping:
1. Colby Lovell/Travis Graves, 4.3, $7,501; 2. (tie) Tyler Wade/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 4.7, $6,317; 7. Zac Small/Wesley Thorp, 5.6, $2,764; 8. (tie) Jake Cooper/Tyler McKnight, 10.1, $395

Saddle bronc riding:
3. Jacobs Crawley, 82.5, $6,648

Tie-down roping:
3. Marty Yates, 8.5, $5922


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