Erath County, Tarleton boasts 21 combined athletes in 2016 NFR

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Stephenville tie-down roper Marty Yates is headed to his third straight National Finals Rodeo. || Photo courtesy DUDLEY BARKER/DudleyDoRight.com

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STEPHENVILLE (October 3, 2016) — The National Finals Rodeo will again feature a large contingent of athletes with strong ties to Erath County, Tarleton State University and/or the surrounding area, with 21 local cowboys qualifying for the 2016 “Super Bowl of Rodeo.”

Erath County is home to 13 of the 30 team ropers to qualify for the NFR, including six headers and seven heelers.


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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 is also a local bareback rider, four tie-down ropers either local or formerly of Tarleton, and a bull rider who has moved to Stephenville.

Here is the top 15 in each of the men’s events, according to ProRodeo.com:

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
10. Jake Vold, $74,821.33
11. J.R. Vezain, $74,200.33
12. Ty Breuer, $71,118.39
13. Richmond Champion, $69,169.02 (Dublin resident, Tarleton alumnus)
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


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Team Roping (headers):
1. Kaleb Driggers, $122,341.66 (Stephenville resident)
2. Clay Smith, $107,495.82
3. Luke Brown, $104,839.61 (Stephenville resident)
4. Kolton Schmidt, $96,147.35
5. Dustin Bird, $95,614.09 (Stephenville resident)
6. Colby Lovell, $94,475.92 (Stephenville family)
7. Riley Minor, $81,973.76
8. Erich Rogers, $72,992.61
9. Garrett Rogers, $72,992.61
10. Zac Small, $69,267.96 (Stephenville resident)
11. Matt Shwerwood, $68,849.07
12. Cody Snow, $68,294.65 (Stephenville resident)
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 (Morgan Mill resident)
4. Russell Cardoza, $88,954.17
5. Brady Minor, $80,465.76
6. Travis Graves, $78,681.00 (Morgan Mill resident)
7. Shay Carroll, $74,737.43 (Stephenville resident)
8. Cory Petska, $74,218.85
9. Dugan Kelly, $74,087.37 (Stephenville resident)
10. Dakota Kirchenschlager, $73,101.58 (Morgan Mill resident)
11. Jake Minor, $72,357.56
12. Jeremy Buhler, $72,311.13 (Stephenville resident)
13. Quinn Kesler, $68,818.37
14. Billie Jack Saebens, $68,818.37
15. Wesley Thorp, 63,701.83 (Stephenville resident)

Saddle Bronc Riding:
1. Jacobs Crawley, 172,303.97 (Stephenville HS grad, lives in Boerne)
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 (Stephenville HS grad, Stephenville resident)
13. Chuck Schmidt, $71,128.98
14. Ryder Wright, $70,604.16
15. Jake Watson, $68,095.35


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Tie-Down Roping:
1. Marcos Costa $125,523.11
2. Timber Moore $108,539.17 (Stephenville native, SHS, TSU alumnus)
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 (TSU alumnus)
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 (Stephenville resident, TSU alumnus)
14. Tyson Durfey, $64,733.92
15. Marty Yates, 63,847.09 (Stephenville resident, Huckabay HS grad)

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 (Stephenville resident)
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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