LAS VEGAS – Team ropers split the world championship. The outcome simply wasn’t the one that appeared most likely. The possibility of a header from one team winning the world championship with a heeler from another partnership became more and more real as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo wore on, but in a final-round stunner, heeler Jade Corkill came from behind to capture his first gold buckle along with Chad Masters, who won a world championship for the second time.
LAS VEGAS – Steer wrestler Ethen Thouvenell and tie-down roper Justin Maass stood atop the world for the final seven months of ProRodeo’s regular season.
1. Maass’ gold-buckle bid takes on more luster in Casper
CASPER, Colo. – Justin Maass’ year hasn’t gone at all like he planned. And he’s fine with that.
The Giddings, Texas, tie-down roper thought he was going to be cutting back on his competitive schedule in 2012 and by this time would be opening a roadside restaurant with family and friends.