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Standings Shuffle: 24 Cowboys Move Up

With $713,501 up for grabs among 12 PRCA rodeos across North America this past week, 24 cowboys saw their positions improve within the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings’ Top 15. 

With only 18 days left in the regular season, it’s increasingly important to build a solid bankroll as the end of the 2017 season approaches – and positions are changing frequently. 

Veteran and rookie cowboys alike know it’s easier to maintain a position at the top than it is to play catch-up when trying to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER. 

Nobody knows this better than team ropers Erich Rogers and Cory Petska who reclaimed the lead for the first time since June 12 by winning $10,358 this week – $6,879 at the Justin Boots Playoffs at the Washington State Fair and Pro Rodeo in Puyallup, Wash., and $2,895 at the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup. 

Having three rodeos with six-figure payoffs proved to be a major boost as cowboys competed for $258,753 in Puyallup; $134,637 in Lewiston; and $123,307 at the Tri-State Rodeo in Fort Madison, Iowa. 

The following cowboys saw their position in the world standings improve between Sept. 5-11.

• Clay Tryan moved from 13th to ninth in team roping heading. 
• Jade Corkill moved from 13th to ninth in team roping heeling. 

• Joe Frost moved from ninth to sixth in bull riding. 
• Mason Clements moved from 17th to 14th in bareback riding. 

• Baylor Roche moved from seventh to fifth in steer wrestling.
• Dustin Bird moved from 10th to eighth in team roping heading.  
• Travis Graves moved from 10th to eighth in team roping heeling. 
• Ryan Jarrett moved from 10th to eighth in tie-down roping.  
• Dustin Bowen moved from 14th to 12th in bull riding. 
• Rowdy Parrott moved from 15th to 13th in steer wrestling. 

• Erich Rogers moved from second to first in team roping heading. 
• Cory Petska moved from second to first in team roping heeling. 
• Clayton Biglow moved from fourth to third in bareback riding. 
• Coleman Proctor moved from sixth to fifth in team roping heading. 
• Jake Long moved from seventh to sixth in team roping heeling. 
• Jacob Brown moved from eighth to seventh in bareback riding.
• Bill Tutor moved from 10th to ninth in bareback riding. 
• Trevor Brazile moved from 10th to ninth in steer roping. 
• Trevor Reiste moved from 10th to ninth in bull riding. 
• Kyle Irwin moved from 11th to 10th in steer wrestling. 
• Brody Cress moved from 12th to 11th in saddle bronc riding. 
• Ryder Wright moved from 13th to 12th in saddle bronc riding. 
• Matt Shiozawa moved from 13th to 12th in tie-down roping. 
• Justin Miller moved from 14th to 13th in bareback riding. 

Cowboys on the bubble for a spot in the Top 15 can find themselves just a few dollars short of making a Wrangler NFR qualification. One cowboy climbed the standings to No. 16 this past week:

• Steer wrestler Jacob Talley moved from 17th to 16th and is $622 away from breaking into the Top 15.

With the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo in Albuquerque on the horizon, the outcomes of these rodeos and others are sure to impact the world standings, and possibly give a glimpse at who will compete at the 2017 Wrangler NFR.

Check back with next week to see who the new leaders are in the world standings.
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