Williams earns biggest win of career at historic Pendleton

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Chase Williams || Courtesy LONE WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

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(September 19, 2016) — One local athlete will be riding a heap of momentum into the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo.

Chase Williams, 25, of Stephenville, roped and tied the biggest win of his career over the weekend, winning the tie-down roping at Pendleton Round-Up in Pendleton, Oregon. His reward for stopping the clock at 28.3 seconds on three head was $12,150, his personal best at any single event.


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Williams finds himself $7,000 outside the top 15, and is entered in Stephenville, Amarillo, Pasadena, Albuquerque (NM) and Apache (Okla.) as he tries to make a late run at his first National Finals Rodeo.

Following his win at Pendleton, ProRodeo.com interviewed Williams and has a full report here.

World heading leader Kaleb Driggers of Stephenville and heeling partner Junior Nogueira celebrated their 15th victory of the season at West Texas Fair & Rodeo in Abilene. They won the team roping in 8.9 seconds on two head, pocketing about $3,000 each.


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A look at local athletes in Abilene and Pendleton below:

West Texas Fair & Rodeo
Abilene Sept. 13-17

Team roping:

First round – 1. Tyler Wade/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 4.5, $1,032; 4. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.7, $498

Second round – 1. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 4.0, $1,032; 2. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.2, $854; 4. (tie) Tyler Wade/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 4.7, $332

Average – 1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 8.9 on two, $1,548; 2. Tyler Wade/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 9.2, $1,281; 3. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 9.3, $1,014

Tie-down roping:

Second round – 1. Marty Yates, 7.4, $1,090; 3. Chase Williams, 7.7, $714

Average – 4. (tie) Sterling Smith, 17.8 on two, $649

Pendleton Round-Up
Pendleton, Ore. Sept. 13-17

Bareback riding:

First round – 2. (tie) Richmond Champion, 83.5, $3,777

Finals  6. Richmond Champion, 79.5, $250

Average – 6. Richmond Champion, 163 on two, $944

Team roping:

First round – 5. Blaine Vick/York Gill, 6.1, $2,079; 7. Jake Cooper/Tyler McKnight, 6.3, $945; 8. (tie) Joel Bach/Kory Koontz, 6.5, $189

Saddle bronc riding:

First round – 7. Jacobs Crawley, 81.5, $661

Finals – 3. (tie) Jacobs Crawley, 83.5, $617

Average – 4. Jacobs Crawley, 165 on two, $1,819

Tie-down roping:

First round – 6. Chase Williams, 9.1, $1,430

Second round – 2. Chase Williams, 9.8, $3,575 3. (tie) Sterling Smith, 9.9, $2,771

Finals – 2. (tie) Chase Williams, 9.4, $978

Average – 1. Chase Williams, 28.3 on three, $6,167


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