Finished with the Wrap…On to the Hooey

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Marty Yates at ’14 NFR

2015’s season has come to a close in the tie down roping and today, October 1, is the dawn of the 2016 season. Exciting is one of the many adjectives that could describe this year’s season. The top 5 have been switching spots all year and a couple made an amazing comeback to sneak in the Top 15.

We are proud to announce that Team Rattler at the National Finals Rodeo will consist of Marty Yates, Cade Swor, Timber Moore, and Caleb Smidt. We’re looking for big things to happen under the bright lights of Vegas and wish our guys the best of luck!

2o15 National Finals Rodeo Tie Down Roping Qualifiers

1 Tuf Cooper Decatur TX $130,803.12
2 Timber Moore Aubrey TX $112,798.56
3 Marty Yates Stephenville TX $99,280.84
4 Hunter Herrin Apache OK $93,812.52
5 Trevor Brazile Decatur TX $91,977.81
6 Caleb Smidt bellville TX $87,450.24
7 Ryan Jarrett Comanche OK $85,966.78
8 Matt Shiozawa Chubbuck ID $85,005.03
9 Marcos Costa Childress TX $84,342.52
10 Monty Lewis Hereford TX $82,903.28
11 Cory Solomon Prairie View TX $82,482.58
12 Cade Swor Winnie TX $77,872.70
13 Sterling Smith Stephenville TX $72,296.55
14 Tyson Durfey Savannah MO $72,059.53
15 Shane Hanchey Sulphur LA $70,456.62

Spicer Gripp Memorial Youth Foundation Roping and Updated Windham Weaponry World Standings


Calf ropers of all ages had a big opportunity this week in the tie down event. Westyn Hughes proved that at 17 years old he can hang with the wolves winning two of the three go rounds at the coveted Spicer Gripp Memorial Roping in Hereford, TX winning a chunk of change amounting over $7,700. Hughes will be one to watch in 2016.

The world title race is getting tighter and tighter as Caleb Smidt had a big weekend winning Dodge City and nearly $7,000 to close the gap between him and Marty Yates to a margin of $353.02. The cowboys are getting ready to head to the Northwest to finish out the eight critical weeks of the regular season. It’s do or die from here on out.

Top 20 Tie Down Ropers

1 Marty Yates Stephenville TX $71,521.02
2 Caleb Smidt Bellville TX $71,168.00
3 Tuf Cooper Decatur TX $70,968.11
4 Monty Lewis Hereford TX $70,478.95
5 Hunter Herrin Apache OK $70,402.61
6 Timber Moore Aubrey TX $69,631.99
7 Trevor Brazile Decatur TX $66,098.27
8 Ryan Jarrett Comanche OK $64,375.80
9 Cory Solomon Prairie View TX $64,004.18
10 Clint Robinson Spanish Fork UT $60,274.82
11 Michael Otero Lowndesboro AL $58,722.52
12 Cade Swor Winnie TX $52,855.58
13 Tyson Durfey Savannah MO $48,477.83
14 Marcos Costa Childress TX $47,304.53
15 Matt Shiozawa Chubbuck ID $46,958.76
16 Adam Gray Seymour TX $46,955.19
17 Blair Burk Durant OK $43,802.01
18 Jake Pratt Ellensburg WA $43,800.52
19 Rhen Richard Roosevelt UT $42,708.76
20 Jordan Ketscher Squaw Valley CA $42,356.56