Clay Tryan crowned GSTRC champion for second time
The George Strait Team Roping Classic is arguably the best payday for any professional roper. Clay Tryan and partner, Travis Graves, bested 685 teams to each win $136,320 in addition to a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado dually pickup and Bruton Strait Xtreme trailer.
Entry fees are $500 per man with a three-time entry limit. On Friday, March 13th, the fastest five teams in each of the ten rotations comprise the top fifty teams. Those teams advance to a new three-head roping on Saturday where they compete for the prizes and money.
On Saturday, Tryan and Graves were second high-call with 9.76-seconds on two-head. A rapid run of 4.19 in the short round, and a miss by the high team, secured the win for the pair with 13.95-seconds on three-head. Tryan previously won the GSTRC in 2012 with Patrick Smith.
Full average results: 1. Clay Tryan/Travis Graves, 13.95, $272,640/team; 2. Cord Crowell/Camish Jennings, 14.38, $109,060; 3. Dustin Bird/Paul Eaves, 15.16, $74,980; 4. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 15.35, $68,160; 5. Arky Rogers/Kyle Lawrence, 15.52, $54,520; 6. Clayton Hass/Jory Levy, 16.12, $40,900; 7. Adam Rose/Byron Wilkerson, 16.25, $34,080; 8. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 16.33, $27,260.