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World Champs Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill to compete at Wednesday's Molalla Buckeroo


The reigning team roping champions are among the 10 teams scheduled to appear Wednesday's 8 p.m. show -- the first of five performances in four days.

by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Sunday's laid-back Molalla Buckeroo Trail Ride gives way to the rough-and-tumble 91st Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo beginning Wednesday at 8 p.m. Reigning PRCA team roping World Champions Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill are among the 10 teams scheduled to Wednesday's 8 p.m. opening performance of the 91st Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo.

Tyran from Billings, Mont., and Corkill from Fallon, Nev., are ranked No. 1 in the current World Standings, having earned $60,600 heading into Molalla and one of pro rodeo's busiest weeks of the year.

by: PRCA - Clay TryanOther top performers scheduled to appear Wednesday:

Saddle bronc rider Jacob Crawley from Stephenville, Texas is currently No. 5 in the World Standings with $36,982.93. Crawley finished fourth in the world last year and is scheduled to ride Flying 5 Rodeo's Blue Blaze. His younger brother Sterling Crawley also drew a Wednesday ride aboard Flying 5's Rough Going.

Four-time World Champion Bobby Mote of Culver, Ore., has drawn Flying 5's No. 314 in the bareback event. Mote, who gold buckles in 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2010, recently won the Wainwright Stampede with an 86.5-point ride on Vold Rodeo’s J Bar-9 to wrap up the two-head average title.

by: PRCA - Jade CorkillMount Vernon's Trevor Knowles will compete in steer wrestling along with cousin Blake Knowles of Heppner. Trevor Knowles finished sixth in the world in 2013 and is currently ranked No. 2 behind Luke Branquinho of Los Alamos, Calif., with less than $2,000 separating the top two spots.

In tie-down roping, Clint Robinson of Spanish Fork, Utah, is ranked third in the current standings.

Cody Teel of Kountze, Texas is No. 12 in the current bullriding standings and is within $400 of cracking the top 10.

The barrelracing event features three Oregonians -- Wendy Wilson of Pendleton, Brenda Mays of Terrebone, and Katie Klem of St. Helens.

Wednesday's performance is the first of five over a span of four days, with the second show at 8 p.m. Thursday, two shows at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday the Fourth of July, and the closing performance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Other top names in the other performances to appear in later posts. Stay tuned. And thanks for reading.

-- Jim Beseda / jbeseda@molallapioneer.com

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