Tryan and Graves win the finals in Puyallup, Washington.

Clay Tryan and Travis Graves banked $12,784 at the Washington State Fair Pro Rodeo in Puyallup, Washington. They won the finals round, roping their steer in 4.6 seconds, worth $7,500 each and placed third in the semifinals round with a 5.6-second-run, worth $2,500 each.

“We won fourth in the average, and then it starts over with two one headers,” Graves said. “Me and Clay have won that rodeo three times--in 2010 and 2012, and now 2018.”

Tryan and Graves also snuck into the average, roping two head in 12.5 seconds, adding $2,784 to each man’s earnings. Graves was on Chip, a gelding that came from Joseph Harrison.

“Chip was good—he’s 8 or 9, and he’s really good especially for his age. We were second out in the last round, and the team before us roped a leg. Honestly, we didn’t really draw very good the first three steers. The first one went straight left and we made a good run and got him caught. We got the second one caught too, and our third steer the Minors were 6 on him and we made a decent run on him. We finally drew a decent steer and made a pretty good run and finished good and everything.”

When Graves started roping with Tryan this year he only had $3,000 won in PRCA earnings. Now he’s sitting sixth in the PRCA World Standings with $86,532.82. Tryan is fourth with $90,389.96.

“We’ve both roped pretty good and we have good horses. Stuff happens. We’ve really been winning but just no huge checks. We didn’t enter Pendleton, so I’ve probably got six or seven rodeos left. We’ll go home and start practicing after Driggers’ roping.”

Graves heeling on Chip. 

Graves heeling on Chip. 

Derrick Begay and Cory Petska won the average at the Washington State Fair Pro Rodeo in Puyallup, Washington. They knocked down two head in 9.6 seconds, worth $5,767 each. They won the first round with a 4.8-second-run, worth $3,845 each and roped their second steer in the same fast time of 4.8-seconds, which ended up fourth in the round, worth $1,856 each. They then roped at the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup and tied Jake Orman and Will Woodfin for fifth with a 5.2-second-run, worth $1,428 each. Begay is well on his way to what will be his eighth trip to the Wrangler National Finals, sitting 11th in the PRCA World Standings with $71,599.19. Petska is seventh with $84,279.80.

Chad Masters and Joseph Harrison were on fire over the weekend as well, adding $13,939 to each of their earnings. They placed sixth in the first round with a 5.7-second-run, worth $663 each, and third in the average with a time of 11.2 seconds on two head, worth $3,776 each. Then they won the semifinals with a 5.3-second-run, worth $4,500 each, and won second in the finals with a 5.4-second-run, adding $5,000 to each man’s earnings. Masters is now 10th in the PRCA World Standings with $73,203.42. Harrison is fourth with $100,747.56.

Clay Smith and Paul Eaves moved back into the number-two spot in the standings after adding $9,577 to their earnings. They placed second in the average at Washington State Fair Pro Rodeo, roping two head in 10.8 seconds, worth $4,773 each. They won fourth in the first round with a 5.5-second-run, worth $1,856 each, and sixth in the second round worth a 5.3-second-run, worth $663 each. At Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, Smith and Eaves tied the World Standings leaders Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira for second with a 4.8-second-run, worth $2,285 each. Smith and Eaves now have $104,416.59 in earnings.

Spencer, Iowa 1. Payden Emmett/J.W. Nelson, 5.3 seconds, $872 each; 2. Mitchell Barney/Troy Hermelbracht, 6.4, $722; 3. Dilan Rucker/Brandon Vaske, 6.8, $572; 4. Cole Remington/Mitch Murray, 6.9, $421; 5. Lane Goebel/Cole Stevens, 10.8, $271; no other qualified runs.

Monroeton, Pa. 1. Tim Carnes/Trent Turner, 5.3 seconds, $640 each; 2. Darren Morgan/Derek Carey, 5.6, $480; 3. Justin Yost/Chris Soto, 6.4, $320; 4. Kyle Letzelter/Casey Cox, 8.0, $160.

Banning, Calif. 1. Lane Karney/Wyatt Hansen, 6.3 seconds, $1,193 each; 2. Dalton Curley/Bronc Boehnlein, 6.8, $987; 3. Barrett Littell/Devon Burris, 7.4, $781; 4. Trey Blackmore/Tanner Luttrell, 7.7, $576; 5. D.J. Parker/Brushton Minton, 7.9, $370; 6. Blake Hirdes/Case Hirdes, 12.8, $206.

Salt Lake City, Utah 1. Tanner Pallesen/Troy Stoll, 5.2 seconds, $1,840 each; 2. Brodi Jones/Brian Roundy, 5.4, $1,523; 3. Chaz Kananen/Tyler Whitlow, 5.8, $1,206; 4. Jake Jarvis/Dylin Ahlstrom, 6.0, $888; 5. Josh Hunter/Chancey Spencer, 6.3, $571; 6. Rhett Anderson/Jade Anderson, 7.3, $317.

Puyallup, Wash. Team roping: First round: 1. Derrick Begay/Cory Petska, 4.8 seconds, $3,845 each; 2. Rhen Richard/Clint Summers, 4.9, $3,182; 3. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 5.4, $2,519; 4. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 5.5, $1,856; 5. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 5.6, $1,193; 6. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 5.7, $663. Second round: 1. Tyler Wade/Tyler McKnight, 4.2 seconds, $3,845 each; 2. J.B. James Jr./Cesar de la Cruz, 4.4, $3,182; 3. Aaron Tsinigine/Trey Yates, 4.5, $2,519; 4. Derrick Begay/Cory Petska, 4.8, $1,856; 5. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.9, $1,193; 6. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 5.3, $663. Average: 1. Derrick Begay/Cory Petska, 9.6 seconds on two head, $5,767 each; 2. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 10.8, $4,773; 3. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 11.2, $3,778; 4. Clay Tryan/Travis Graves, 12.5, $2,784; 5. Bubba Buckaloo/Tyler Worley, 15.7, $1,789; 6. (tie) Kolton Schmidt/Cole Davison and Lane Ivy/Joe Mattern, 16.4, $497 each; 8. J.B. James/Cesar de la Cruz, 17.6. Semifinals: 1. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 5.3 seconds, $4,500 each; 2. Lane Ivy/Joe Mattern, $3,500; 3. Clay Tryan/Travis Graves, 5.6, $2,500; 4. Bubba Buckaloo/Tyler Worley, 9.7, $1,500. Finals: 1. Clay Tryan/Travis Graves, 4.6 seconds, $7,500 each; 2. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 5.4, $5,000; 3. Lane Ivy/Joe Mattern, 11.1; 4. Bubba Buckaloo/Tyler Worley, 13.4.

Medicine Lodge, Alberta 1. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 4.3 seconds, $790 each; 2. Brett Buss/Stacy Cornet, 4.8, $592; 3. Justin McCarroll/Brett McCarroll, 4.9, $395; 4. Chad Kurtz/Jeff Drisner, 11.0, $197.

Baker, Fla. 1. Marcus Theriot/Kyle Lawrence, 6.4 seconds, $973 each; 2. Keven Daniel/Brad Culpepper, 6.6, $730; 3. Wes DUPE Goodrich/Clay DUPE Green, 7.5, $486; 4. Wes Goodrich/Clay Green, 8.3, $243.

Davie, Fla. 1. Cody Gornto/Troy Weekley Jr., 7.7 seconds, $698 each; 2. Nelson Linares/Spunk Sasser, 11.1, $524; 3. Travis Dorman/Bradley Massey, 11.4, $349; 4. Mike Ashton/Billy Adams, 11.5, $175.

Burden, Kan. 1. Nick DUPE Sartain/Austin DUPE Rogers, 6.4 seconds, $799 each; 2. Blake Hughes/Braden Harmon, 7.7, $599; 3. Cale Markham/Brady Norman, 10.9, $400; no other qualified runs.

Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J. 1. Eric Fabian/Jake Edwards, 5.8 seconds, $825 each; 2. Darren Morgan/Derek Carey, 6.7, $618; 3. Chuck Smith/Kevin Brown, 7.7, $412; 4. Andy Bennett/Jason Martindale, 9.3, $206.

Northfield, Minn. 1. Adam Rose/J.W. Beck, 5.6 seconds, $1,184 each; 2. Dilan Rucker/Brandon Vaske, 5.7, $888; 3. Ryan Melby/Steve Kuntz, 6.4, $592; 4. Cole Remington/Mitch Murray, 6.8, $296.

Spokane, Wash. 1. Jeff Flenniken/Jake Minor, 6.3 seconds, $1,196 each; 2. Shane Erickson/Brent Falon, 6.4, $989; 3. Tyler Smith/Andy Carlson, 11.0, $783; 4. Kal Fuller/Jerren Johnson, 11.1, $577; 5. Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 11.5, $371; 6. Brady Tryan/Levi Lord, 11.7, $206.

Fort Madison, Iowa 1. Ryan Von Ahn/Chad Mathes, 4.8 seconds, $2,783 each; 2. Tanner Saunders/Ranger Hill, 5.1, $2,420; 3. Chance Oftedahl/Brent Miller, 5.3, $2,057; 4. (tie) Colby Lovell/Jade Corkill and Brant Spurgin/Gabe Gwaltney, 5.4, $1,513 each; 6. (tie) Erich Rogers/Russell Cardoza and Branden Duff/Jason Stroup, 5.7, $787 each; 8. Joe Jacobsen/Jimmy Jacobsen Jr., 6.4, $242.

Lewiston, Idaho 1. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 4.1 seconds, $2,714 each; 2. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira and Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 4.8, $2,285 each; 4. Kolton Schmidt/Cole Davison, 5.1, $1,857; 5. (tie) Derrick Begay/Cory Petska and Jake Orman/Will Woodfin, 5.2, $1,428 each; 7. (tie) Jake Stanley/Bucky Campbell, Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward and Jeff Flenniken/Jake Minor, 5.5, $714 each; 10. Cory Kidd V/Caleb Anderson, 5.6, $143.

Blackfoot, Idaho 1. Max Kuttler/Britt Newman, 5.4 seconds, $1,231 each; 2. Tanner Pallesen/Zippy Pallesen, 6.3, $1,019; 3. Brett Sheehan/Jared Parke, 6.9, $806; 4. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 7.4, $594; 5. Matt Shiozawa/Clint Arave, 7.7, $382; 6. Jade Stoddard/Ben Tibbitts, 7.9, $212.

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