Jess Tierney (c) made a dream come true when he won the 2017 CTEC at the Lazy E in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Brother Paul David (l) joins Jess in the win photo, as well as their father Paul. Between the Tierneys, they have won seven CTEC championships. –James Phifer Photo
GUTHRIE, OK (March 5) – Jess Tierney closed out a wild and eventful final round of the 2017 Cinch Timed Event Championship to become the 13th winner of this storied competition.
More importantly, though, is that he became the third member of his family to claim this prestigious and elusive title, joining his four-time champion father, Paul, and his two-time titlist brother, Paul David.
Reed Flake and George Aros present Clay Smith (second from left) and Will Woodfin (r) their buckles and saddles for their win of the Mike Cervi Memorial Roping.
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By Kristen Spinning
The Cervi Ropings have made one thing clear: if you’re a professional team roper, there sure is a lot of money to win in Central Arizona. But that fact is no secret. A good number of ropers head to Casa Grande in February with that very goal in mind. In the sun-drenched Ed Hooper Rodeo Arena in Casa Grande on February 22, Clay Smith and Will Woodfin turned that goal into gold. The pair had a dominating performance in the Cervi Pro Classic and out-roped a tough field that included the biggest names in the business. They pocketed $18,065 a piece for their efforts.