The Tilden, Texas, roper jumped from 20th in the standings to ninth with $18,033.
“I got some good steers and obviously had some luck,” McClaugherty said. “It’s a good boost of confidence, it helps get things rolling, hopefully we can keep it going.”
This past week alone, he finished with five top-three finishes, winning the average at the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo. McClaugherty is looking to qualify for his third consecutive National Finals Steer Roping. He says competing in big rodeos under the lights during the summer months never gets old.
“Every chance you get to rope at a big rodeo is always exciting, no matter where you are,” Cooper said. “It’s why we do it honestly, it’s fun.”
Here’s a look at the other cowboys who moved up within the Top 15 of the PRCA | RAM World Standings.
• Steer roper Taylor Santos moved from 13th to eighth.
• Team roping heeler Justin Davis went from 16th to 12th.
• Steer roper Chet Herren jumped up in the standings from 18th to 14th.
• Team roping header Garrett Rogers moved up from 19th to 15th.
• Team roping header Hayes Smith slid up from 11th to seventh.
• Steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge slid up from 13th to 10th.
• Saddle bronc rider Shorty Garrett moved up from 17th to 14th.
• Tie-down roper Westyn Hughes went from sixth to third.
• Tie-down roper Shad Mayfield jumped up the standings from seventh to fourth.
• Steer wrestler Stockton Graves moved from 10th to eighth.
• Tie-down roper Hunter Herrin went from 12th to 10th.
• Steer roper Cash Myers moved up in the standings from 17th to 15th.
• Saddle bronc rider Sage Newman slid up from 14th to 12th.
• Steer roper Rocky Patterson jumped up the standings from fourth to second.
• Bull rider Ruger Piva jumped up from 13th to 11th.
• Steer roper Corey Ross went from 12th to 10th.
• Tie-down roper Cory Solomon moved from 15th in the standings to 13th.
• Bull rider Dustin Boquet went from eighth to seventh in the standings.
• Bareback rider Taylor Broussard slid up in the standings from 10th to ninth.
• Bull rider Boudreaux Campbell moved up from 15th to 14th.
• Saddle bronc rider Wyatt Casper went from eighth to seventh.
• Saddle bronc rider Logan Cook jumped up from 16th to 15th.
• Steer roper Vin Fisher Jr. moved up one spot from sixth to fifth.
• Tie-down roper Haven Meged slid up from ninth to eighth in the standings.
• Bareback rider Garrett Shadbolt jumped up seventh to sixth.
• Saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston took a leap in the standings from 11th to 10th.
• Steer wrestler Tyler Waguespack moved from eighth to seventh in the standings.
On The Bubble
• Steer wrestler Riley Duvall went from 16th to 15th.
• Bareback rider Will Lowe moved up from 16th to 14th in the standings.
• Bull rider Maverick Potter jumped up from 18th to 16th.
Courtesy of PRCA