FALLON (AP) - A Fallon cowboy is standing atop the Professional
Rodeo Cowboys Association world standings in team roping.
20-year-old Jade Corkill and partner Chad Masters of Clarksville, Tenn., opened solid leads in the standings after a recent win at Rodeo Houston.
Corkill has $40,902 in earnings to lead all heelers. Masters, the defending world champion, leads the header standings.
Corkill, who was raised in Fallon, roped his first steer - a wooden one - in the family living room at the age of 1.
He won his first check at a rodeo when he was 6 and has been
competing against and beating adults since he was 12.
He turned pro at 18 and was the PRCA rookie of the year for team roping heelers in 2006. He was 28th in the final world standings that year.
In 2007, Corkill finished 41st in the world after roping with several partners.
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