Hometown Cowboy Dylan Hancock Wins Tie-Down Roping at San Angelo 
Resistol Rookie champ and all-around cowboy Dylan Hancock took home the title at the 2024 San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo.
Dylan Hancock in the 2024 San Angelo tie-down Finals.
Dylan Hancock took the tie-down title in the final round of the 2024 San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo. | Andersen/CBarC Photography

 Ever since Dylan Hancock was a little boy he dreamed of this moment.

The moment happed on April 19.

The hometown cowboy clocked a 7.8-second run in the finals to clinch the title at the 2024 San Angelo Rodeo before a sellout crowd at the Foster Communications Coliseum.

Hancock, 20, with his final run secured the average at 24.9 seconds on three head.

“This is the coolest thing ever to win your hometown rodeo, especially as big as San Angelo is,” Hancock said. “This is one of the best rodeos of the year. This is really neat. I had family and friends everywhere here (Friday night). It was really special. I know a world championship would top this (win), but it doesn’t get much better than this right now.”

Hancock said he got himself in the right frame of mind by competing at a college rodeo Friday morning – and that magnified on the car ride to San Angelo.

“We were jamming music, and we were so pumped,” said Hancock, who competes for Cisco (Texas) College and was roping at the Tarleton State Rodeo in Stephenville Friday morning.

All-Around, all in

Hancock has qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo as a team roping heeler, but tie-down roping is his main event.

Hancock proved his versatility a year ago as he won the PRCA Resistol Rookie of the Year All-Around and Tie-Down Roping titles. He finished 25th in the PRCA | RAM World Standings in tie-down roping with $74,998.

That experience helped him on Friday night.

“I came from the back of the pack,” said Hancock, who was the fourth cowboy out. “I had to make up a little ground and I probably had the best calf (tonight), and I used him. It was dang sure special.”

Hancock had plenty of horsepower to make his fairytale night come true.

“I was riding my traveling partner Riley Webb‘s good horse, Rudy,” Hancock said. “I rode my good horse the first two rounds in California, and I roped in (California) Saturday. Riley Webb and Cole Clemons, finished fourth and second (in San Angelo), we are all rodeoing together this year. It was a great day.”

Hancock’s eyes are on the NFR prize

Webb, 20, is the reigning PRCA Tie-Down Roping World Champion. After a big Playoff Series Rodeo victory in San Angelo where he earned more than $12,000, Hancock has his mind set on competing at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December.

“We are going to try and get us a back number and hopefully have a shot for the world championship,” Hancock said.

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