Clay Tryan crowned GSTRC champion for second time

clay_travis_gstrcxThe 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.