30TH ANNUAL GEORGE STRAIT TEAM ROPING CLASSIC FINALS HELD TODAY
 
Friday First Rounds Results and Saturday’s Top 50 Competitors List
 
San Antonio, TX (March 10, 2012) – Day one of the 30th Annual George Strait Team Roping Classic was held yesterday at the San Antonio Rose Palace with a total of 545 teams from all over the country vying for the chance to compete in today’s finals for the Grand Prize of 2012 GSTRC Champions. Yesterday’s rotation payoff was $50,000. Today, the stakes are higher as the Top 50 teams compete for cash and prizes totaling well over $700,000.

“This is the Super Bowl of ropings,” says Multi-year Champion Allen Bach. “Even at 54, this cowboy is not going to miss it!”

The event, which originated as a small family roping by George and his brother Buddy in 1982, has grown into the most prestigious open Team Roping competition in the country. The GSTRC has become the premiere open in the sport with hundreds of thousands of dollars up for grabs each year.

The GSTRC consistently attracts the biggest names in the sport each year including past GSTRC champions Jake Long, Coleman Proctor, Brad Culpepper, Jake Barnes, Speed Williams, Rich Skelton, Tyler Magnus, Clay O'Brien Cooper, Allen Bach, Matt Tyler, Nick Sartain and Jhett Johnson. The GSTRC is not just for the big names however. As an open roping, ropers of all levels may compete alongside each other for a chance at the big winnings.

2011’s Grand Champions David Key (Header) and Jade Corkill (Heeler) both returned this year with different team mates to defend their winning positions and both made it to the finals today. Last year, they rode away with custom painted GSTRC Championship Chevy Silverado Duallies from Cavendar Chevrolet (Boerne, TX), Strait X-treme horse trailers from Bruton Trailers, Twister saddles from Tractor Supply, Resitol roping bags, jackets from Wrangler and Justin, Montana Silversmith belt buckles and half of the $174,600 cash payoff.

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First Day Rotation Fast Times

Rot 1
5.21 19 Kolton Schmidt John Robertson $2,500 $1,250
5.21 34 Tate Kirchenschlager Will Woodfin $2,500 $1,250

Rot 2
4.96 59 Joshua Torres John Paul Lucero $3,000 $1,500
4.99 105 JD Yates Caleb Twisselman $2,000 $1,000

Rot 3
4.71 157 Chace Thompson Tommy Zuniga $3,000 $1,500
5.12 125 Keven Daniel Chase Tryan $2,000 $1,000

Rot 4
4.51 175 Lane Ivy Shain Sproul $3,000 $1,500
5.69 177 Cord Crowell Bret Beach $2,000 $1,000

Rot 5
4.06 252 Luke Brown Martin Lucero $3,000 $1,500
4.52 250 Derek Ashley Kody Beach $2,000 $1,000

Rot 6
4.66 307 Justin Yost Bucky Campbell $3,000 $1,500
4.91 295 Clay Tryan Jade Corkill $1,000 $500
4.91 306 Chris Lawson Dee Rampy $1,000 $500

Rot 7
4.65 342 Coleman Proctor Jake Long $3,000 $1,500
4.82 363 Cody McMinn JC Williams $2,000 $1,000

Rot 8
5.02 383 David Key Martin Lucero $3,000 $1,500
5.05 421 Marcus Battaglia Kyle Lockett $2,000 $1,000

Rot 9
4.04 467 Tyler Waters Wesley Moss $3,000 $1,500
4.44 454 Brandon Beers Ryan Motes $2,000 $1,000

Rot 10
4.66 504 Brad Hamilton Mickey Gomez $3,000 $1,500
4.81 521 Blaine Vick Kent Nixon $2,000 $1,000

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Top 50 Teams
1 15.83 175 Lane Ivy Shain Sproul
2 15.31 257 Bobby Baize Brandon Gonzales
3 15.25 252 Luke Brown Martin Lucero
4 14.94 89 Casey Mahoney Joe Espy
5 14.6 59 Joshua Torres John Paul Lucero
6 13.81 216 Cooper Wimberly BodeBaize
7 13.36 247 Caleb Mitchell Cuatro Hindes
8 12.94 26 Camish Jennings Wade Clayton
9 12.93 195.1 Arky Rogers Clint Summers
10 12.88 148 Chance Kelton BJ Campbell
11 12.87 79 Tee Woolman Wade Clayton
12 12.84 35 David Motes Larry Hammons
13 12.79 235 Jesse Stipes Casey Stipes
14 12.7 162 Colby Siddoway Caleb Twisselman
15 12.44 9 JD Yates Bobby Harris
16 12.43 150 Eric Flurry Casey Stipes
17 12.33 183 Chris Francis Dakota Kirchenschlager
18 12.26 74 Tate Kirchenschlager Dakota Kirchenschlager
19 12.22 188 Nelson Linares Clint Summers
20 12.04 453 Jake Barnes Paul Eaves
21 11.82 34 Tate Kirchenschlager Will Woodfin
22 11.75 87 Caleb Schmidt Cole Davison
23 11.75 151 Kyle Roberts Dan Whitworth
24 11.66 542 David Motes Jaytin McCright
25 11.63 530 Kaden Richard Rhen Richard
26 11.59 261 Garrett Tonozzi Dugan Kelly
27 11.54 429 Kyle Roberts Cole Jackson
28 11.53 384 Dustin Bird Bucky Campbell
29 11.52 459 JD Yates Nick Sarchett
30 11.45 489 Ty Blasingame Kollin Von Ahn
31 11.35 404 Casey Hicks Jake Pianalto
32 11.33 504 Brad Hamilton Mickey Gomez
33 11.28 157 Chace Thompson Tommy Zuniga
34 11.26 380 Chad Masters Travis Graves
35 11.24 349 Jeff Kanady Casey Chamberlain
36 11.2 466 Clay Tryan Travis Graves
37 11.16 19 Kolton Schmidt John Robertson
38 11.08 353 Caleb Schmidt Jade Corkill
39 11.03 487 Derrick Begay Cesar delaCruz
40 10.93 333 Charley Crawford Clay Cooper
41 10.9 306 Chris Lawson Dee Rampy
42 10.87 468 Matt Sherwood Cory Petska
43 10.83 363 Cody McMinn JC Williams
44 10.76 324 Kaston Peavy T Luttrell
45 10.69 276 Derrick Begay Cory Petska
46 10.62 365 Clay Tryan Patrick Smith
47 10.6 308 Ty Blasingame Rich Skelton
48 10.51 383 David Key Martin Lucero
49 10.14 295 Clay Tryan Jade Corkill
50 9.12 454 Brandon Beers Ryan Motes