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Herrin Breaks 13-Year-Old Tie-Down Record at San Antonio Rodeo

By Susan Kanode
For the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo

Hunter Herrin from Apache, Okla., set a new arena record in the AT&T Center on Monday night with a 6.6-second run.  The previous record of 6.8 seconds was set in 2003 by Jade Connor from Iowa, La.  – San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo photo by Greg Westfall.

Hunter Herrin from Apache, Okla., set a new arena record in the AT&T Center on Monday night with a 6.6-second run. The previous record of 6.8 seconds was set in 2003 by Jade Connor from Iowa, La. – San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo photo by Greg Westfall.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – It was an arena-record-setting night for Hunter Herrin in the tie-down roping on Monday at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo, but that wasn’t what was important to the eight-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier.

What was more important than the 6.6-second time was the $2,281 that went along with it. Herrin, from Apache, Okla., had earned $570 in the first two rounds of bracket 5 and now with the third round win, he is headed to the semifinals.

“I’ve had the opportunity to win this rodeo a couple of times and I haven’t been able to,” Herrin said. “So, that arena record gives me another opportunity to keep chasing them and hopefully I can leave here Saturday night with a buckle.”

The previous record in the AT& T Center was 6.8 seconds set by Jade Connor from Iowa, La., in 2003. There are several factors that have to come together for a successful tie-down roping run. Calves are drawn for at random to give each contestant an equal opportunity.

“I had a good calf,” Herrin said. “She kind of felt like she was getting away from me a little bit. I had to reach for her more than I’d planned. She was super good and everything came together.”

The atmosphere in the AT&T Center after Herrin roped was electric and fans made more noise after his run than they did all night. He had to wait for four more ropers to try to beat him before he took a victory lap in front of those fans.

“It’s always good to give the fans a thrill,” he added. “We do this for the money, but we do it for the fans as well. It makes you feel good when you hear them making that much noise.”

Ryan Jarrett from Comanche, Okla., was the high-money winner in the tie-down roping from bracket 5 at $3,707. Brazilian Marcos Costa finished second at $3,136. Then Herrin has total money of $2,851 to be the third man to advance.

The first round of semifinals 1 starts on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

The following are results from the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo which features over $1.65 million in cash and prizes.

Bracket 5, round 3 followed by semifinals qualifiers (15th performance)

Bareback Riding: 1, Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, 84 points on Kesler Championship Rodeo’s Imperial Beach, $2,281. 2, Colin Adams, Deloraine, Manitoba, 83, $l,711. 3, Kyle Bowers, Drayton Valley, Alberta, 80.5, $1,141. 4, (tie) David Peebles, Redmond, Ore., and Chase Erickson, Helena, Mont., 74 and $285 each. (semifinals qualifiers) 1,(tie) Larsen and Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, $3,992. 3, Bowers, $3,4222. 4, Adams, $1,711.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo., 4.2 seconds, $2,281. 2, Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah, 4.3, $1,711. 3, Scott Guenthner, Consort, Alberta, 4.7, $1,141. 4, Seth Brockman, 5.1, $570. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Roche, $3,992. 2, Adam Strahan, Decatur, Texas, $3,422. 3, Sumpter, $2,281. 4, Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, $1,711.

Team Roping: 1, Ryon Von Ahn, Sac City, Iowa, and Gage Williams, Foster, Okla., 4.6, $2,281. 2, Kolton Schmidt, Barrhead, Alberta and Tommy Zuniga, Centerville, Texas, 6.0, $1,711. 3, Dylan Gordon, Comanche, Okla., and Tyler Worley, Stephenville, Texas, 6.2, $1,141. 4, Clayton Van Aken, Descanso, Calif., and Monty Joe Petska, Turlock, Calif., 10.6, $570. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, (tie) Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and Chase Hansen, Homedale, Idaho; Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta and Jeremy Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia; and Schmidt and Zuniga; $3,422 each. 4, Gordon and Worley, $2,651.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Andy Clarys, Riverton, Wyo., 84 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Firelane, $2,281. 2, Layton Green, Meeting Creek, Alberta, 82, $1,711. 3, Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah, 81, $1,141. 4, Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia, 80, $570. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Watson, $4,277. 2, (tie) Green and Wright, $3,992. 4, Clarys, $3,136.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla., 6.6 seconds, $2,281. 2, Cimarron Boardman, Stephenville, Texas, 7.4, $1,711. 3, Tyson Durfey, Weatherford, Texas, 7.5, $1,141. 4, Chris DeMasses, Boyd, Texas, 8.5, $570. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., $3,707. 2, Marcos Costa, Childress, Texas, $3,136. 3, Herrin, $2,851. 4, Clint Nyegaard, Cuero, Texas, $2,281.

Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 13.92, $2,281. 2, Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas, 13.96, $1,711. 3, Shelly Anzick, Shepherd, Mont., 13.99, $1,141. 4, Mary Burger, Pauls Valley, Okla., 14.23, $570. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Tovar, $3,992. 2, McLeod, $3,707. 3, Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo., $3,422. 4, Brenda Mayes, Terrebonne, Ore., $1,711.

Bull Riding: (three rides) 1, Caleb Sanderson, Halletsville, Texas, 81 points on Mo Betta Rodeo’s The Worm, $2,281. 2, Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah, 79, $1,711. 3, Bobby Welsh, Gillette, Wyo., 74, $1,141. (semifinals qualifiers) 1, Sanderson, $3,992. 2, Welsh, $3,422. 3, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, $2,281. 4, Bingham, $1,711.

Courtesy of PRCA