Local athletes compete for world titles at Wrangler NFR

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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 (November 30, 2016) — The 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo begins Thursday in Las Vegas. The 10 rounds in 10 days will determine the 2016 world champions of rodeo and include no fewer than 20 qualifying athletes who either live in or around or are from Erath County or who rodeoed at Tarleton State University.

Each round from December 1-10 will air live beginning at 9 p.m. CST on CBS Sports Network, which will also air a replay of each round beginning at 12 a.m. CST December 2-11. A live webcast is available anywhere in the world by visiting wnfr.tv.


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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


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#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

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


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