13X WPRA World Champion and this month’s Women’s Pro Rodeo News cover girl Jackie Hobbs-Crawford has always been known for her second to none roping and horsemanship skills. After yesterday, she can now add to her resume as the second female team roper to ever compete in the prestigious California Rodeo Salinas. With a five head average format and only having one box to come out of, Jackie set the bar high for her PRCA debut. Roping with Tie Down Roping NFR Qualifier Marty Yates, the team turned in an 8.6 but unfortunately broke the barrier. Despite the penalty Jackie had this to say about her run in an Instagram post.
Well, it wasn’t what I was hoping for! Saw the start I wanted, but our steer was way slow, then jumped to the right and wanted to stop when I was throwing! My heeler set him down though! Have to say that was one of the funnest things I’ve ever gotten to do!! I loved it! Thanks for all the good luck wishes everybody!! #3morerounds
A video posted by jackiehobbs-crawford (@jackiehobbscrawford) on Jul 17, 2015 at 7:46am PDT
Jackie’s husband and 8X NFR Team Roping Qualifier Charly Crawford is also competing adding a special comradery to the experience. We will follow Jackie and Marty over the next couple weeks as their next stop on the rodeo trail is the “Daddy of ‘Em All”, the Cheyenne Frontier Days. Until next time we leave you with this quote.
“Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – Unknown