The end of the 2014 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association and the start of the 2015 season has been the same old story for one of the best tie-down ropers in the industry. When you do not have the Wrangler National Finals that you were hoping for and then having it keep rolling into the 2015 season is not something you want to happen. What happened this past week to change this tie-down roper’s luck and who is coming back into the PRCA after a two year absence? That is all in this weeks PRCA week in review from your friends at the Rodeo Round Up!
PRCA Tie-Down Roper Shane Hanchey
Shane Hanchey’s sub-par performance has been at the forefront ever since he was a little lackluster in his performance at the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. During the first part of the season, unfortunately, his luck has not gotten any better until his annual stop at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo May 3rd. Hanchey got the cobwebs cleared and put on a clinic to win the average with a cumulative time of 24.8 seconds on three head to win $6,054 in winnings.
Hanchey was excited to finally get his season back on track and was not shy about stating how hard it has been to get there by saying, “It has been a long season dating back to the 2014 (Wrangler National Finals Rodeo). I didn’t have the NFR I was expecting to have, and it rolled over into the early part of 2015. So this win at Guymon was crucial for me.” The win in Guymon is not his first and he took a minute to reflect back on his first win there saying, “What’s cool is I also won Guymon in 2008 on my permit.” He went on to say, “I was just 18 years old, and Reata and I won that rodeo. Guymon has always been good to me, and I have always seemed to have good luck there.”
PRCA Tie-Down Roper And Steer Wrestler Cash Myers
The man that quickly became a fan favorite when he was on tour up until a couple of years ago has made a triumphant return to see if he can make his way back to the Thomas & Mack in Las Vegas for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo where he has had many appearances. Myers, a 13-time WNFR qualifier and two-time Reserve World Champion, wants to make another go at it after leaving the world of rodeo and the PRCA for the last two years. He plans on competing at both events he has had numerous years of experience at, steer wrestling and tie-down roping, to see if he can get back to the WNFR at 35 years of age.
This last week Myers did what he could to prove to everyone that he is back and show everyone that he has his sights set on returning to Las Vegas this December. He came into the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo with a fire lit and it helped him to be awarded the All-Around Champion at this year’s event taking home a brand new trailer for his efforts. He was able to claim the all around title after finishing with a win in the steer wrestling with a 4.2 second time and finishing sixth in the tie-down roping claiming a total of $1,590 for his long road towards the 2015 WNFR!
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