All Eyes on Puyallup: Meet the Playoff Finale’s Top 8 Tie-Down Ropers

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At the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Washington, two pools of athletes battled it out over the past three days of tie-down roping competition, and these are the top eight who will take on the two rounds of the finals on Sunday, September 10.

The first round will feature all eight cowboys, and the final four—who will automatically earn an exemption into the Sioux Falls Governor’s Cup—will compete for a top payout of $13,000.

Shad Mayfield

Caleb Smidt

Trevor Hale

John Douch

Riley Webb

Cory Solomon

Garrett Jacobs

Brushton Minton

Short Round Payout

The four ropers who don’t qualify for the top four will receive $1,500 each.

Top four payout:

  1. $13,000
  2. $9,750
  3. $6,500
  4. $3,250

Puyallup Tie-Down Roping Results

Pool A

First performance: 1. Caleb Smidt, 8.0 seconds, $3,350; 2. Shad Mayfield, 8.2, $2,513; 3. Lane Livingston, 8.3, $1,675; 4. Westyn Hughes, 8.5, $838; 5. Cash Hooper, 8.8; 6. John Douch, 9.0; 7. Ty Harris, 9.5; 8. Shane Hanchey, 9.6; 9. Trevor Hale, 10.4; 10. Beau Cooper, 10.5; 11. Kincade Henry, 11.7; 12. Jake Pratt, 18.5.

Second performance: 1. Trevor Hale, 7.7 seconds, $3,350; 2. (tie) Shad Mayfield and Jake Pratt, 8.3, $2,094 each; 4. Shane Hanchey, 8.8, $838; 5. John Douch, 9.1; 6. Caleb Smidt, 9.7; 7. Ty Harris, 9.8; 8. Westyn Hughes, 10.0; no other qualified rides.

Advancing: 1. Shad Mayfield, 16.5 seconds on two head; 2. Caleb Smidt, 17.7; 3. (tie) Trevor Hale and John Douch, 18.1 each.

Pool B

First performance: 1. Haven Meged, 7.6 seconds, $3,350; 2. Riley Mason Webb, 8.1, $2.513; 3. Blane Cox, 8.3, $1,675; 4. Cory Solomon, 8.5, $838; 5. Zack Jongbloed, 8.7; 6. Marcos Costa, 9.5; 7. Garrett Jacobs, 9.9; 8. Brushton Minton, 10.3; no other qualified runs.

Second performance: 1. Riley Mason Webb, 8.1 seconds, $3,350; 2. Brushton Minton, 8.2, $2,513; 3. Garrett Jacobs, 8.8, $1,675; 4. Cory Solomon, 9.4, $838; 5. Zack Jongbloed, 10.8; 6. Haven Meged, 12.9; 7. Marcos Costa, 18.9; no other qualified runs.
Advancing: 1. Riley Mason Webb, 16.2 seconds on two head; 2. Cory Solomon, 17.9; 3. Brushton Minton, 18.5; 4. Garrett Jacobs, 18.7.


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