Closer look at NFR qualifiers with local ties

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Reigning world champ Jacobs Crawley is among 21 athletes with local ties competing at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. || Photo from 2015 WNFR courtesy DUDLEY BARKER/DudleyDoRight.com

By BRAD KEITH
TheFlashToday.com

STEPHENVILLE (October 4, 2016) — No fewer than 21 National Finals Rodeo qualifiers either live in Stephenville or Erath County, graduated from Stephenville High School or competed in rodeo at Tarleton State University.

With the help of Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo committee members July Danley, Ben Clements and Sheila Williams, as well as statistics published by the PRCA website, ProRodeo.com, here is a closer look at the careers and seasons of these athletes as they prepare for the “Super Bowl of Rodeo.”


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BAREBACK

#13 Richmond Champion
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (2014, 2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $69,169.02
Career PRCA Earnings: $382,256.02
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 6

TEAM ROPING (HEADERS)

#1 Kaleb Driggers (Stephenville)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 5 (2011-14, 2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $122,341.66
Career PRCA Earnings: $890,898.66
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 15

#3 Luke Brown (Morgan Mill)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 9 (2008-16)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $104,839.61
Career PRCA Earnings: $1,527,066.61
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 10

#5 Dustin Bird (Stephenville)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 4 (2012-14, 2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $95,614.09
Career PRCA Earnings: $700502.09
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 21

#6 Colby Lovell (Stephenville family)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 6 (2010-13, 2015-16)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $94,475.92
Career PRCA Earnings: $825,363.92
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 10

#10 Zac Small (Stephenville)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $69,267.96
Career PRCA Earnings: $94,628.96
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 4

#12 Cody Snow (Stephenville)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $68,294.65
Career PRCA Earnings: $124,596.65
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 3


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TEAM ROPING (HEELERS)

#3 Jake Long (Morgan Mill)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 6 (2010-12, 2014-16)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $101,495.01
Career PRCA Earnings: $1,034,910.01
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 5

#6 Travis Graves (Morgan Mill)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 8 (2008, 2010-16)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $78,681
Career PRCA Earnings: $1,370,580
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 7

#7 Shay Carroll (Stephenville)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (2014, 2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $74,737.43
Career PRCA Earnings: $264,852.43
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 9

#9 Dugan Kelly (Stephenville)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 7 (2000-02, 2004, 2012-13, 2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $74,087.37
Career PRCA Earnings: $978,351.37
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 5

#10 Dakota Kirchenschlager (Morgan Mill)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 3 (2012, 2014, 2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $73,101.58
Career PRCA Earnings: $464,755.58
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 3

#12 Jeremy Buhler (Stephenville)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $72,311.13
Career PRCA Earnings: $210,956.13
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 4

#15 Wesley Thorp (Stephenville)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $63,701.83
Career PRCA Earnings: $93,663.83
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 4


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SADDLE BRONC RIDING:

#1 Jacobs Crawley (Stephenville High School alumnus)
World Titles: 1
WNFR Qualifications: 6 (2011-16)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $172,303.97
Career PRCA Earnings: $1,098,490.97
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 18

#12 Sterling Crawley (Stephenville)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 3 (2012-13, 2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $74,991.61
Career PRCA Earnings: $416,117.61
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 11

TIE-DOWN ROPING

#2 Timber Moore (Stephenville native, SHS alumnus, TSU alumnus)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 5 (2011, 2013-16)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $108,539.17
Career PRCA Earnings: $782,401.17
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 7

#7 Reese Riemer (TSU alumnus)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 2 (2014, 2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $78,499.69
Career PRCA Earnings: $297,534.69
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: None listed

#13 Ryle Smith (Stephenville, TSU alumnus)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $67,321.96
Career PRCA Earnings: $317,402.96
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 6

#15 Marty Yates (Stephenville, Huckabay HS alumnus)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 3 (2014-16)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $63,847.09
Career PRCA Earnings: $437,238.09
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 9

BULL RIDING

#11 Cody Rostockyj (Stephenville)
World Titles: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2016)
2016 PRCA Earnings: $88,568.77
Career PRCA Earnings: $260,591.77
2016 Wins/Co-Championships: 5


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