Veteran tie-down roper Timber Moore knows he can’t let opportunities go to waste this season with rodeos being limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moore seized the moment at the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo.
The Aubrey, Texas, cowboy won the rodeo for the first time with a 17.5-second time on two head.
“With everything that’s going on there are so many one-headers, and it’s just so tough to place and win at them,” Moore said. “To win a bunch at one of the few two-headers we get to rope at is big, as far as the standings go. It’s hard to get your hands on this much money for the world standings.”
Moore, who made both his runs July 21, earned $7,099. He was eighth in the July 22 PRCA | RAM World Standings with $34,621.
Moore clocked 9.4 seconds in the first round and 8.1 seconds in the second round to hold on for the average victory.
“In the second round, I had a calf that at the time they were winning the first round on, and she was really good,” Moore said. “I got a good start, the calf was great on the end of it and I ended up making a good run on the ground.”
Moore rode his horse, Maggie, 13.
“I bought that horse in October from Cody Kimball,” Moore said. “I rode her pretty much all winter. I was second in San Antonio on her and split fourth on her in Tucson (Ariz.). She just has a lot of try. She can really run, stops really good and gives you a chance on a lot of calves. She will go run them down and make things happen.”
Moore found out he won at Spanish Fork via text after the rodeo concluded Friday night. He kept his momentum going, posting a 9.4-second run Friday at the Barnes PRCA Rodeo in Peterson, Iowa. That rodeo concludes Saturday.
Moore is roping at the Wilson County Fair Association PRCA Rodeo in Fredonia, Kan., Saturday. He’s a six-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2011, 2013-17). He placed 26th and 32nd in the world standings in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
“I’m just trying to win as much money as I can,” Moore said. “Hopefully there will be some kind of NFR and I will get qualified for it.”
Other winners at the $311,185 rodeo were all-around cowboy Stetson Wright ($5,151, saddle bronc riding and bull riding); bareback rider Morgan Wilde (88.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Gun Fire); steer wrestler Baylor Roche (7.3 seconds on two head); Clay Smith/Jade Corkill (9.4 seconds on two head); saddle bronc rider Sterling Crawley (87.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Big News); barrel racer Meka Farr (16.85 seconds); and bull rider Ky Hamilton (86 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Lookin’ Up).
Courtesy of PRCA