Wrangler NFR 2019: Minor brothers take round six in team roping


Riley and Brady Minor each moved up to third respectively in the team roping world standings after a 4.00-second run and sixth-round win.

Brady’s goal was to finish in the top-three on Tuesday, but he knew a first-place finish was not out of reach.

“I think it’s a relatively easy round, and my goal was to catch and hopefully get third or better, but the steer ran a perfect pattern.”

Riley knows to savor every victory you get here at the NFR because they can be few and far between.

“Oh, man, to take a victory lap it dang sure makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up.”

Brady added, “It’s real difficult to get one and it’s the next-best win compared to a world title. It just finally came together. We were third and fourth and made a few good runs and had a bad run and we came close, but luckily it came at the halfway point.”

With four rounds to go, Clay Smith and Jade Corkill sit in first place in the world standings and have earned over $80,000 at the Wrangler NFR.

Team Roping Header World Standings (NFR money in parentheses)

1. Clay Smith - $234,550 ($84,038)

2. Chad Masters - $164,759 ($69,230)

3. Riley Minor - $160,533 ($62,884)

4. Kaleb Driggers - $153,557 ($35,102)

5. Coleman Proctor - $153,241 ($48,923)

Team Roping Heeler World Standings (NFR money in parentheses)

1. Jade Corkill - $192,676 ($84,038)

2. Joseph Harrison - $167,508 ($69,230)

3. Brady Minor - $160,533 ($62,884)

4. Ryan Motes - $158,089 ($48,923)

5. Jake Long - $150,954 ($44,057)