Jacob Talley Is Going For Gold At The Thomas And Mack
The No. 1 Steer Wrestler in the World is a four-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier that hails from Louisiana. His name is Jacob Talley, and he is rolling into the City of Lights with one thing on his mind… A Gold Buckle.
Talley’s year started off with a bang at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. He won Round 1 with a 4.0 second run and he stopped the clock at 4.2 in Round 2 and 4.4 in Round 4. He cashed in over $6,000 in total for the month of February.
His early lead was boosted when he won the American Rodeo with a 3.9 in the Shootout Round to win the $100,000.
JACOB TALLEY IN THE SHOOTOUT ROUND AT THE AMERICAN
Talley went on to the San Angelo Rodeo and placed second in the First Go with a 3.5 and was a 4.5 in the Finals. He followed it up with a series of 4.0 second runs at the John W. Jones Memorial Steer Wrestling before going on the Clovis Rodeo (California). In Clovis, Talley added over $3,000 to his already huge lead in the standings.
JACOB TALLEY AT SAN ANGELO RODEO
From the beginning of May through the beginning of June, Talley hit a hot streak. It started at Guymon Pioneer days when Talley was 3.9. He then went on to win the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Exposition with a 4.0 and he was 4.0 again at the Panola County Cattlemen’s ProRodeo. The next two rodeos he hit, Talley would win with a 3.6 and a 3.9. He’d be a 4.3 at the Will Rogers Stampede (Oklahoma) and he’d wrap it up with a 3.7 at the Parker County Sheriffs Possee Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo (Texas). All in all, Talley rounded out the month bringing in more than $12,000.
JACOB TALLEY AT THE PARKER COUNTY SHERIFFS POSSEE FRONTIER DAYS AND PRCA RODEO
Talley also had a great Fourth of July run this year. He hit the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Arizona), St. Paul Rodeo (Oregon) and the Cody Stampede (Wyoming). His 3.4 second run that won the Cody Stampede brought in $6,269 alone.
Talley’s spot at what is his fourth NFR was the was secured long before the season was over, but Talley didn’t stop there. He cinched the No. 1 spot going in and it is safe to say that he is determined to come out a World Champion.