Team Wrangler member and ProRodeo team roper, Charly Crawford, recently told us, “What can I say, 2013 was an amazing year for me,” and he wasn’t kidding. This past year, Crawford found much success in and out of the arena.
To start, Crawford and his roping partner, Ryan Motes, had a terrific season together which qualified them for Crawford’s seventh Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. At the memorable event, Crawford had a first; winning two go-rounds and finishing in the top 10 to qualify for The American, which took place this past Sunday and was billed as being the largest and richest one-day rodeo in the history of the sport. To top off his roping accolades for the year, his head horse, Patron, came in second place for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and American Quarter Horse Association Horse of the Year. Patron was Crawford’s third horse to qualify for the award.
Outside of the arena Crawford experienced another first; marrying the love of his life, Jackie Hobbs. While it was an unforgettable moment for the couple, so was the way they got engaged. During his third tour stop of the year at the Washington State Fair Rodeo, Crawford arranged for the announcer and the rodeo clown to take part so when he proposed the whole crowd got involved. To boot, Crawford won third place in the competition.
Besides being partners in life, the Crawfords are also going to be business partners. They are currently building a new facility in Stephenville, Texas, where they plan to live and offer roping lessons.
To watch Crawford and Motes in action, tune in to the Wrangler Network Saturday, March 15, 2014, for the George Strait Roping Classic.