Local athletes qualify for National Finals Rodeo

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Dubliner Richmond Champion dominated Pool A bareback riding at the Calgary Stampede Friday through Monday. || Stock photo courtesy DUDLEY BARKER/dudleydoright.com

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STEPHENVILLE (October 3, 2016) — The National Finals Rodeo will again feature a strong contingent of athletes from Erath County and the surrounding area, with 14 local cowboys qualifying for the 2017 “Super Bowl of Rodeo.”

Erath County and Hico are home to nine of the 30 team ropers to qualify for the NFR, including six heelers, five of them in the top 10. The area is also represented by three headers, all in the top six.


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Stephenville brothers Jacobs and Sterling Crawley will compete in the saddle bronc riding. Jacobs, who now resides in Boerne, is the reigning champ and world leader. There are also two bareback riders from the area, and one tie-down roper.

Additionally, there are four others with local ties by having competed for the national powerhouse rodeo program at Tarleton State. Bareback star Richmond Champion is both a local resident – Dublin – and former Tarleton competitor.

Here is the top 15 in each of the men’s events, according to ProRodeo.com (Local residents in larger font that is both bold and italicized, with additional Tarleton grads also in bold):


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Bareback:

1. Tim O’Connell, $178,963.85

2. Orin Larsen, $138,295.67

3. Caleb Bennett, $132,494.06

4. Tanner Aus, $112,684.47

5. R.C. Landingham, $104,678.41

6. Winn Ratliff, $96,294.90

7. Evan Jayne, $81,581.12

8. Clayton Biglow, $76,871.86

9. Jake Brown, $76,154.23

11. J.R. Vezain, $74,200.33

12. Ty Breuer, $71,118.39

13. Richmond Champion, $69,169.02

14. Jessy Davis, $67,800.67

15. Wyatt Denny, $66,797.81

Steer Wrestling:

1. Ty Erickson, $92,942.05

2. Jason Thomas, $90,636.76

3. Tyler Waguespack, $85,457.63

4. J.D. Struxness, $84,434.66

5. Clayton Hass, $82,322.61

6. Dakota Eldridge, $81,951.38

7. Josh Peek, $71,396.30

8. Jacob Talley, $71,032.51

9. Nick Guy, $68,404.86

10. Baylor Roche, $68,404.86

11. Bily Bugenig, $62,804.57

12. Matt Reeves, $62,401.64

13. Riley Duvall, $61,177.47

14. Trevor Knowles, $58,653.42

15. Cody Cabral, $55,369.80

Team Roiping (headers):

1. Kaleb Driggers, $122,341.66

2. Clay Smith, $107,495.82

3. Luke Brown, $104,839.61

4. Kolton Schmidt, $96,147.35

5. Dustin Bird, $95,614.09

6. Colby Lovell, $94,475.92

7. Riley Minor, $81,973.76

8. Erich Rogers, $72,992.61

9. Garrett Rogers, $72,992.61

10. Zac Small, $69,267.96

11. Matt Shwerwood, $68,849.07

12. Cody Snow, $68,294.65

13. Tyler Wade, $66,875.56

14. Levi Simpson, $63,133.31

15. Coleman Proctor, $62,023.54

Team Roping (heelers):

1. Junior Nogueira, $122,341.66

2. Paul Eaves, $108,784.64

3. Jake Long, $101,495.01

4. Russell Cardoza, $88,954.17

5. Brady Minor, $80,465.76

6. Travis Graves, $78,681.00

7. Shay Carroll, $74,737.43

8. Cory Petska, $74,218.85

9. Dugan Kelly, $74,087.37

10. Dakota Kirchenschlager, $73,101.58

11. Jake Minor, $72,357.56

12. Jeremy Buhler, $72,311.13

14. Billie Jack Saebens, $68,818.37

15. Wesley Thorp, 63,701.83

Saddle Bronc Riding:

1. Jacobs Crawley, 172,303.97

2. CoBurn Bradshaw, $130,751.78

3. Rusty Wright, $117,942.34

4. Zeke Thurston, $105,045.60

5. Jake Wright, $91,523.56

6. Heith DeMoss, $85,333.01

7. Cody DeMoss, $84,768.01

8. Clay Elliott, $80,048.26

9. Allen Boore, $77,289.31

10. Jesse Wright, $76,116.11

11. Cody Wright, $75,446.39

12. Sterling Crawley, $74,991.61

13. Chuck Schmidt, $71,128.98

14. Ryder Wright, $70,604.16

15. Jake Watson, $68,095.35

Tie-Down Roping:

1. Marcos Costa $125,523.11

2. Timber Moore $108,539.17

3. Hunter Herrin, $93,399.86

4. Cory Solomon, $87,392.01

5. Shan Hanchey, $85,932.14

6. Cade Swor, $81,739.09

7. Reese Riemer, $78,499.69

8. Caleb Smidt, $76,469.08

9. Riley Pruitt, $74,547.32

10. Ryan Jarrett, $73,399.73

11. Matt Shiozawa, $71,601.83

12. Blaine Cox, $70,127.25

13. Ryle Smith, $67,321.96

14. Tyson Durfey, $64,733.92

15. Marty Yates, 63,847.09

Bull Riding:

1. Sage Kimzey, $171,989.72

2. Joe Frost, $114,883.52

3. Jeff Askey, $109,339.24

4. Jordan Spears, $104,147.98

5. Brennon Eldred, $103,707.14

6. Cody Teel, $102,194.16

7. Roscoe Jarboe, $100,207.35

8. Rorey Maier, $99,401.85

9. Scottie Knapp, $98,098.62

10. Garrett Smith, $94,428.93

11. Cody Rostockyj, $88,568.77

12. Garrett Tribble, $82,492.44

13. Tim Bingham, $81,321.20

14. Tyler Smith, $80.814.15

15. Shane Proctor, $80,300.48


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