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Herrin enjoys one amazing weekend at 2 big rodeos

We are a long way from the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December but it looks like at least a pair of area cowboys are on their way to once again challenging for the PRCA gold buckle in tie-down roping.

The names are surely not new to area rodeo fans as Apache's Hunter Herrin and Comanche's Ryan Jarrett have both spent a good many Decembers in Vegas chasing PRCA prize money at the rich WNFR, but this year they are both off to amazing starts. Herrin leads the roping with $33,733 in earnings and Jarrett is third with $27,014.

In fact, it's doubtful that any cowboy has had a better start than Herrin. In one recent weekend he won more than $120,000 and $21,000 of that came from the rich San Antonio Rodeo where he won the title. The next day he won the tie-down roping title at The American in Dallas, beating out a top field of cowboys.

Herrin and Jarrett were actually both in the same bracket at San Antonio, with Jarrett winning the first round with an 8.0 and taking second in the second go-round with a 7.5. 

While Herrin only finished fourth in the second go-round where he earned $570, he then jumped into contention to advance by winning the third round with a 6.6, setting an arena record in the process. They both qualified for the semifinals and it was Jarrett with $3,707 at that point to Herrin's $2,851.

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