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The Short Score: Jake Clay’s First NFR
Meet NFR rookie, Jake Clay from Oklahoma.
Jake Clay heading a steer at the 2023 Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Jake Clay at the 2023 Cheyenne Frontier Days. | Click Thompson photo

Jake Clay will see the bright lights of Vegas as a competitor this year for the first time in his career. Clay qualified for the 2023 NFR as the No. 14 header with $100,127.21 won on the year.

This marks the 24-year-old Sapulpa, Oklahoma, native’s first NFR qualification, and it comes after a year of battling the bubble.

On this episode of The Short Score, we introduce you to Clay and discuss his lifelong dream of making the Finals and what it took to make it a reality.

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