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WEATHER GUARD PRCA World Standings Watch: Standings Shuffle – 27 Cowboys Move Up

The half-million dollars up for grabs at Rodeo Austin brought some serious changes to the Top 15 in the March 27 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings. Nobody saw a bigger jump in the world standings, or a bigger check, than steer wrestler Tommy Cook, who rocketed from 138th to No. 16 thanks to the $14,218 he won in Austin.

Every dollar counts in the race for a spot in the Top 15 and a chance to compete at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER in December.

Although they placed second in the Finals, team roping duo Coleman Proctor and Billie Jack Saebens launched from 44 and 43 respectively to No. 10 thanks to the $11,812 they won at Austin.

The Proctor/Saebens team weren’t the only cowboys to leave Austin with their wallets full. Tie-down roper Cory Solomon raked in a total of $8,779 and steer wrestler Cody Cabral took home $7,864.

Veteran and rookie cowboys alike know it’s easier to maintain a position at the top than it is to play catch-up for a qualifying position in the world standings, so it’s important to build a solid lead as the summer season approaches.

The following cowboys saw their position in the world standings improve between March 20 and March 27.

Coleman Proctor moved from 44th to 10th in team roping heading.
Billie Jack Saebens moved from 43rd to 10th in team roping heeling.
Cory Solomon moved from 41st to 14th in tie-down roping.
Cody Cabral moved from 36th to 14th in steer wrestling.
Allen Boore moved from 21st to 13th in saddle bronc riding.
J.C. Malone moved from eighth to third in tie-down roping.
Baylor Roche moved from seventh to third in steer wrestling.
Mason Clements moved from 11th to seventh in bareback riding.
Tyler Pearson moved from 10th to eighth in steer wrestling.
Shane Frey moved from 13th to 11th in steer wrestling.
Jake Minor moved from ninth to fifth in team roping heeling.
Garrett Rogers moved from ninth to sixth in team roping heading.
Clay Elliott moved from ninth to sixth in saddle bronc riding.
Marty Yates moved from fourth to first in tie-down roping.
Jacobs Crawley moved from second to first in saddle bronc riding.
Tuf Cooper moved from second to first in the All-around.
Tanner Aus moved from third to second in bareback riding.
Zeke Thurston moved from fourth to third in saddle bronc riding.
Dustin Egusquiza moved from fourth to third in team roping heading.
Josh Peek moved from fourth to third in the All-Around.
• Peek also moved from fifth to fourth in steer wrestling.
Sage Kimzey moved from fifth to fourth in bull riding.
Kory Koontz moved from fifth to fourth in team roping heeling.
Jake Brown moved from sixth to fifth in bareback riding.
Bayle Worden moved from ninth to eighth in bull riding.
Evan Jayne moved from 10th to ninth in bareback riding.
R.C. Landingham moved from 12th to 11th in bareback riding.

Cowboys on the bubble for a spot in the Top 15 can find themselves just a few dollars short of making a Wrangler NFR qualification. The following cowboys climbed the standings to No. 16 this past week:

• Steer wrestler Tommy Cook moved from 138th to No. 16 and is $109 away from No. 15.
• Bareback rider Jake Vold moved from 17th to 16th and is $113 away from No. 15.

With the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo quickly approaching on April 6-9 and the RAM National Circuit Finals Steer Roping on April 28-30, the outcomes of these rodeos and others are sure to impact the world standings in a big way, and possibly give a glimpse at who will compete in Las Vegas.

Check back with prorodeo.com next week to see who the new leaders are in the world standings.

Courtesy of PRCA