Pryor roper qualifies for the NFR | News
LAS VEGAS – Coleman Proctor had a message for his supporters after closing his seventh qualification for the national rodeo final.
âTake advantage of not being stressed out on this 10th round, because it won’t be so next year,â he said, stressing his goal of being in the race for the world championship for 2022. âThis This year gave me a lot of confidence in the final. To be able to go that fast and not feel like I was trying to go that fast is absolutely huge. I felt comfortable being able to go that fast.
He showed up for six nights. He’s placed as many times, including at least a share of two round robin wins. He and his hooker, Logan Medlin, failed to get a four-lap time, but more than made up for the other nights inside the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
They won the fifth round straight away, the third time in his career that Proctor has won the title on Pink Night, when cowboy culture wears pink at NFR to raise funds and raise awareness for research. against cancer. He and his longtime friend and hooker Jake Long did so in 2014 and 2015, and it was the last time Proctor won a round until this year’s race.
He and Medlin also claimed a share of the victory in the ninth round, stopping the clock with a record 3.5 seconds. In total, the Pryor, Oklahoma Team Rope raised $ 106,231 over 10 nights in the Nevada desert. He finished the season with $ 198,986, good enough for the eighth-place finish in the world. His last paycheck came with a 4.3-second run to tie for third place in Saturday’s final round.
âWe had a great final,â said Proctor of Pryor, Oklahoma. “You can see we went from 0 to 4 in some rounds, or you can see that 60 percent of the time it worked every time.”
This proves that the partnership between him and Medlin is solid. They didn’t let the downtime slow them down and they built on the good descents.
âOur chemistry is paramount when we practice our run because it fits very well into the Thomas & Mack,â he said. âWe can bring a lot of consistency in the future. This is his first trip to the Thomas & Mack. It’s a different choice for a heel. The last quarter of the NFR was like our season; in the fourth quarter, we came back strong.
By finishing in the top 10, he and Medlin secured their places in major rodeos that begin the 2022 calendar year, including The American, a rodeo won by Proctor in 2019 with then-partner Ryan Motes. It offers a payout of $ 100,000 to the winners of each event, half of which will count towards the PRCA World Rankings.
âIf you don’t win the world, you’ve accomplished the American,â he said. âItâs the most money I won in laps; I won about the same amount before, but we finished second in average. We did not get an average check. To win $ 106,000 in the spins you find a lot of things to lean on. I think the hardest thing for a team stringer is knowing how to be fast enough. When trying to beat other guys that’s an important question.
This is the case inside the Thomas & Mack Center, where the arena is about the size of a hockey rink. The slowest winning time was 4.2 seconds, which is lightning fast considering everything going on in the team lasso. There are two horses, a steer and two rope access technicians, and everything must fit together perfectly.
âThe golden buckle is still on the table,â said Proctor. âThat’s what I told my partner (Saturday) night. We shook hands and agreed that a lot of positives came out of this week. Logan is that kind of hooker; Not only does he make me excited about team lassoing and team lassoing, but he’s a special guy with special talent and a really special horse. It makes it a lot easier to go through the season with it.
“It feels like we have a pretty sweet mixture.”
The last 10 nights have proven it.