GUTHRIE, Okla., October 28, 2007 – Competition was fast and furious with the top 20 ropers in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) contending for the title of the 2007 Wrangler World’s Greatest Roper. In the end, 2006 Defending Champion Daniel Green reclaimed the title and took home earnings of $25,000.00. After chasing last year’s runner-up Coleman Proctor for the first two performances, Green narrowed the gap and surpassed Proctor’s total time. Proctor went on to finish fourth overall.
Green, a native of California has proven to many over his rodeo career to be one of the greatest ropers in the history of the sport. A year ago, he put a stranglehold on that sentiment by becoming the first champion in Wrangler World’s Greatest Roper history. That, combined with this year’s victory plus his 2002 Wrangler Timed Event Championship solidifies Green’s place as the World’s Greatest Roper.
The final short round came down to a “who’s who” of current rodeo lore. Seasoned champions and proven winners pursued Green in the final round which included the likes of Four-Time PRCA All-Around World Champion Trevor Brazile, Eight-time PRCA World Champion Team Roper Speed Williams, and the 2006 PRCA World Champion Team Roper Matt Sherwood.
Former National Finals Rodeo Team Roping qualifier Jay Adams of Logandale, Nevada claimed the Fastest Round of the event with a 23.5 in the third round for a check of $7,000.00.
The event proved to be a true all-around test of roping skills. Each contestant was required to compete in three roping disciplines: tie-down roping, team roping heading, and team roping heeling. All totaled, each contestant roped 18-head of stock over two days with the top five roping an additional 3-head to determine the event champion. The World’s Greatest Roper was developed by the Lazy E in 2006 to determine the best roper in the world — the man who could stand out in more than his specialty roping event, the man who could be consistent over two days and seven rounds of over-all competition. This event attracted the biggest names in the rodeo industry in addition to fans from across the country!
The Wrangler World’s Greatest Roper is sponsored by Wrangler, Dodge, Priefert Ranch & Rodeo Equipment, Boyd Gaming, MidFirst Bank, Hiram West Silversmiths, Cactus Saddlery, Christensen Media Group, Bloomer Trailers, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, KWTV News 9, The Oklahoman, Lane Frost Sportsmedicine, the Best Western-Edmond and the Fairfield Marriott Inn & Suites-Edmond.
The World’s Greatest Roper is a Lazy E Production. For more information on the World’s Greatest Roper or other Lazy E events, contact the Lazy E Arena, 9600 Lazy E Drive, Guthrie, OK 73044, (405) 282-RIDE, (800) 595-RIDE or visit www.lazye.com.
WRANGLER WORLD’S GREATEST ROPER FINAL STANDINGS and RESULTS
Average On 21 Head:
* Daniel Green, Oakdale California, 234.5, $25,00
* Speed Williams, De Leon, Texas 246.9, $12,000
* Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 252.8, $7,000
* Coleman Proctor, Miami, Oklahoma, 279.8, $4,000
* Matt Sherwood, Queen Creek, Arizona 289.8, $2,00
* Jay Adams, Logandale, Nevada 23.5, $7,000
* Jake Cooper, Monument, New Mexico 25.3, $5,000
* Jess Tierney, Hermosa, South Dakota, 25.7, $4,000
* Jimmie Cooper, Monument, New Mexico 26.3, $2,000
Fastest Run Bonuses:
* Heading Jim Cooper, Monument, New Mexico, 5.2, $4,000
* Tie Down, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 9.5, $4,000
* Heeling Jim Cooper, Monument, New Mexico, 5.6, $4,000
1. DANIEL GREEN
2. COLEMAN PROCTOR
3. COLE WILSON
4. STEVE DUHON
5. K.C. JONES
6. RANDON ADAMS
7. JAY ADAMS
8. TOMMY GUY
9. TREVOR BRAZILE
10. KYLE LOCKETT
11. JIMMIE COOPER
12. JESS TIERNEY
13. J.R. OLSON
14. JAKE COOPER
15. SPEED WILLIAMS
16. MATT SHERWOOD
17. JIM COOPER
18. J.D. CROUSE
19. MIKE GEORGE
20. MATT ROBERTSON