ProRodeo Veterans Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill Secure Sheridan WYO Rodeo Win

At the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, ProRodeo veterans Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill placed third in the first round, tied for second in the second round, and took home the average. Check out Tryan's breakdown of their first run.

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Situation

First Round, Sheridan WYO Rodeo

Result

6.5 seconds to win third in the round, worth $1,250 a man, and win the average with a 12.4 on two head, worth $2,862 each.

Clay Tryan is Now the Richest ProRodeo Team Roper of All-Time.

Steer

I knew they were 4.4 plus 5 on him at Red Lodge, so I assumed he was pretty good, and he was. 

Start

The barrier was pretty long at Sheridan. I don’t remember the measurements, but it was a foot-and-a-half or two-foot out the end of the gate. When the setup is like that, you have to hope you have a good one. You want to take the start that will get you out on that one. I assumed he’d be good. 

Reach

When the barrier is that long, if you feel like you’re catching up fast, you can run closer. That one, I was catching up and gaining on him as soon as I came across the line, so I probably only threw a coil. It was pretty common and smooth. We just didn’t do anything special. It was the kind of steer you’d want to draw on that kind of setup. I made an aggressive jackpot run and roped coming to him.  

Left Hand

That mare wants to go down the arena a little bit, so I might try to pull her back a little bit. I try to go as fast as I can on every run because she doesn’t pull them too much. She’s not a real strong horse. 

Feet

If I leave this mare alone, she does the best. I want to help out sometimes but, a lot of times, she’s best if I don’t touch her sides or the reins—just rope and let her do it all. 

Montana Native Clay Tryan Riding High in 2022 on Big Sky-Bred Mare

Jade Corkill

People probably won’t believe this, but we do not discuss anything. It’s been like that since we started roping. It will be a very rare occasion that we discuss what we’re going to do. I don’t like making plans. Me and Jade roped for five years, and we roped as second partners since then. We’ve been roping together for 10 years or more. I need to head them no matter where they go, and he needs to heel them. That’s what makes him good and, if I’m doing my job, that’s what makes me good.

Sheridan WYO Rodeo Full Results

First round: 1. (tie) Jr. Dees/Levi Lord and Tanner Tomlinson/Patrick Smith, 5.9 seconds, $1,908 each; 2. (tie) Jake Clay/Billie Jack Saebens, Andrew Ward/Buddy Hawkins II and Cooper White/Tucker White, 6.6, $1,472 each; 3. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 6.5, $1,250; 4. (tie) Bubba Buckaloo/Joseph Harrison and Paul David Tierney/Tanner Braden, 6.6, $921 each; 5. (tie) Jake Orman/Brye Crites and Kreece Thompson/Chad Williams, 6.9, $616 each; 6. (tie) Hagen Peterson/Dylin Ahlstrom, Levi Simpson/Ryan Motes and Chet Weitz/Jace Davis, 7.5, $171 each. 

Second round: 1. (tie) Peyton Holliday/Kolton Good and Quinn Kesler/Caleb Hendrix, 6.3 seconds, $1,986 each; 2. (tie) Garrett Rogers/Justin Davis, Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill and Nelson Wyatt/Tyler Worley, 6.4, $1,472 each; 3. Rhen Richard/Jeremy Buhler, 6.3, $1,250; 4. (tie) Jeff Flenniken/Jake Minor, Chad Masters/Paul Eaves, Britt Smith/Jake Smith, Garrett Tonozzi/T.J. Watts and Jaxson Tucker/Wyatt Cox, 6.5, $461 each; 5. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 7.4, $616; 6. Dustin Egusquiza/Travis Graves, 7.7, $342. 

Average: 1. Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill, 12.4 seconds on two head, $2,862 each; 2. Jr. Dees/Levi Lord, 12.8, $2,369; 3. Andrew Ward/Buddy Hawkins II, 13.5, $1,875; 4. Peyton Holliday/Kolton Good, 14.0, $2,979; 5. Jeff Flenniken/Jake Minor, 14.0, $1,382; 6. Bubba Buckaloo/Joseph Harrison, 14.2, $888; 7. Hagen Peterson/Dylin Ahlstrom, 15.7, $2,465; 8. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 16.0, $1,952; 9. Bodie Mattson/Bryan Lemmon, 17.0, $1,438; 10. Adam Rose/Cooper Freeman, 17.3, $925; 11. Nelson Wyatt/Tyler Worley, 18.4, $514; 12. Chad Masters/Paul Eaves, 18.4, $494.

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