Ropers Sports News | November-December 2022

PAGE 54 ROPERS SPORTS NEWS NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2022 Green, 6.58, $150. Average: 1. James Mann and Eli Green, 31.14, $1,163 plus Relentless Winter Blankets. 2. Trey White and Eli Green, 37.61, $698. 3. Kennedi Gamble and Luke Stampler, 51.09, $465. JR NFR OPEN 4 for $150, 19 teams 1st go: Trigger Hargrove and Chase Helton, 5.46, $150. Average: 1. Trigger Hargrove and Chase Helton, 34.33, $1,193 plus Relentless Winter Blankets. 2. Colt Piazza and Colton White, 35.71, $795. DUMMY ROPING 5 & Under: 1. Riata Barker, Average Joe buckle. 2. Oscar Silva, bucket of goodies. 3. Riata Barker and Hansen Teixeira, Average Joe shirts and hats. 6-9: 1. Grace Barker, Average Joe buckle. 2. Jett Twisselman, bucket of goodies. 3. Colter Mora, Average Joe shirts and hats. SPONSOR ROPING: 22 teams 1st go: 1. Sergio Silva (West Coast Towing) and Dugan Kelly (WSR Insurance), 5.38, $100 plus Average Joe jackets. Average: 1. Morgan Austin (Zapata Ranch) and Colter Negranti (Paso Robles Equine), 21.96, $300 plus Yet i ice chests. 2. Sergio Silva (West Coast Towing) and Dugan Kelly (WSR Insurance), 22.36, $100 plus Average Joe jackets. 3. Fidel Ramires (West Coast Towing) and Tanner Patino (MTM Construction) 18.03, Relentless protective boots and Cactus ropes. SAT., NOVEMBER 5 OPEN: 3 for $200, 89 teams 1st go: 1. Adrian Macias and Edgar Machado, 4.4, $1,000 and Average Joe jackets. 2. Dugan Kelly and Mark Scobie, 5.0, $500. 2nd go: 1. Cody Mora and Chance Machado, 4.17, $1,000 and Average Joe jackets. 2. Lane Lowry and Jake Bourdet, 4.49, $500. 3rd go: 1. Cody Mora and Bronc Bohenlein, 4.15, $1,000 and Average Joe jackets. 2. Cutter Machado and John Chaves, 4.19, $500. Average: 1. Adrian Macias and Edgar Machado, 14.33, $4,000 plus BullKelp Bedrolls and Resistol Black Gold hats. 2. Brayden Schmidt and John Chaves, 17.22, $3,000 and Best Ever Pads. 3. Cutter Machado and Dalton Pearce, 21.12, $2,500 and Yeti chairs. 4. Francisco Cruz and Edgar Machado, 23.1, $1,890 and Average Joe jackets. 5. Cutter Machado and Chance Machado, 23.51, $850 and Cactus Ropes. SUN., NOVEMBER 6 10.5 BIG ARENA: 3 for $50, 333 teams 1st go: 1. Francisco Cruz and Robert Jernigan, 5.80, $570. 2. Grace Perez and Wyatt Hammerstrom, 6.11, $420. 3. Haleigh Grant and Tanner Patino, 6.25, $280. 4. Drew Tilton and Blaize Twisseleman, 6.36, $140. Average: 1. Haleigh Grant and Tanner Pat ino, 20.61, $2,090 and Yeti ice chests. 2. Grace Perez and Wyatt Hammerstrom, 20.96, $1,770. 3. Sage Navarez and Adrian Macias, 21.95, $1,450. 4. Zane George and Trey White, 22.41, $1,120. 5. Zane George and Blaize Twisselman, 22.85, $800. 6. Makenna Machado and Tucker Donlon, 24.25, $520. 7. Clay Simons and Tanner Patino, 25.08, $300. 10.5-NFR ARENA: 3 for $50, 151 teams 1st. go: 1. Vince Nino and John Flook, 5.38, $300. 2. Zane George and Colby George, 5.61, $200. 3. Wyatt Hammerstrom and Colby George, 5.66, $130. Average: 1. Blake Cronin and John Flook, 20.41, $1,120 plus Yeti ice chests. 2. Daniel Miranda and Caleb Carpenter, 23.70, $930 and Average Joe jackets. 3. Tammy White and Trey White, 25.39, $745. 4. Makenna Machado and Tucker Donlon, 27.76, $560. 5. Carl Wilken and Charlie Daughtery, 27.78, $370. #10-6 STEER 1st. Makenna Machado and Tucker Donlon, 52.01, $780 and Best Ever Saddles and Ressistol Black Gold hats. 2. Zane George and Blaize Twisselman, 52.40, $460 and Best Ever Pads. 3. Tammy White and Trey White, 58.95, $300. Average Joe... From Page 52 Clay Tryan Winningest team roper in PRCA history with over $3 million in career earnings. 20 NFR Qualifications • 3 World Titles What a career! Thank you for using Fast Back ropes! #QualityToTheCore fastbackropes.com SPEED WILLIAMS: GABE’S JOURNEY BECOMING A #9 From the very beginning, from a very young age, while teaching my son to rope I stressed the fundamentals of riding correctly. I taught him to heel steers very close to him because it gave him more time to dally. But to heel steers that close, you must use your left hand and have control of your horse. When looking for horses for my son, there were two major “no-no’s” that would keep me from buying a horse. One, if they stopped on their front end and didn’t have any kind of slide. No matter how good they were in the box, arena, or corner, if they didn’t have a smooth stop, I tried to stay away from them. It really affects your dally if your horse plants all four feet in the ground. The other major “nono” is a horse that will not kick up and move forward if something happens to the dally. When we tried a couple that wouldn’t walk forward easily, the risk was not worth the reward for me. I’m proud that at 15 years old, Gabe is a #9 heeler. I give a lot of credit to the time we’ve spent using the Speed Trainer, that Priefert built for me. It’s been invaluable for working on fundamentals like being balanced in his saddle, using his feet and left hand correctly. By sitting still and working on those things he was able to learn to set a “gate” and sweep it under, and all the different deliveries a heeler needs. I’ve told him as a heeler you cannot have just one shot, because you don’t always get to the same spot. You need to be able to create the math angles in your mind that your position creates. There are many different deliveries a heeler needs to be capable of. I have guys tell me they want to get in one position and throw their rope the same every time. I don’t agree because it’s difficult to get in the same position when you heel behind multiple headers. The life of a heeler is overcoming the obstacles the header and head horse create for you. If they do their job correctly, heeling becomes much easier. If they don’t do their job correctly, then it becomes defense, and you have to overcome whatever happens. Believe it or not, I have more heelers than headers that come for lessons. I am staying booked with private lessons, both during the day and evening. With the success Hali has had, I’m getting more girls See SPEED WILLIAMS On Page 55

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