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October 19, 2012

Oklahoman wins steer roping average title

DUNCAN — The first Prairie Circuit average champion of the 2012 Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals has been crowned.

Chet Herren of Pawhuska, Okla., roped and tied down three steers in 39.8 seconds Friday morning at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center to win the title and earn the right to compete at the National Circuit Finals Steer Roping, which will take place next spring in Torrington, Wyo. In all, Herren earned $2,994 in Duncan and now will continue his preparation for the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping, set for Nov. 2-3 at the Lazy E in Guthrie, Okla.

Herren is a seven-time qualifier to the steer roping finale and the 2002 average champion at that event. In Duncan, he won the opening round in 11.7 seconds, then was runner-up in the second round with an 11.8. Mike Chase of McAlester, Okla., won the second round with the fastest time of the morning, while Shorty Garten of Pawhuska won the third round in 12.1 seconds.

Two-time world champion Rocky Patterson of Pratt, Kan., finished second in the average in a cumulative time of 41.3 seconds; he also won the year-end championship.

Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Steer Roping

Oct. 19

Duncan, Okla.

Steer roping: First round: 1. Chet Herren, 11.7 seconds, $913; 2. Shorty Garten, 11.8, $685; 3. Rocky Patterson, 12.2, $456; 4. Cody Scheck, 12.4, $228. Second round: 1. Mike Chase, 11.5 seconds, $913; 2. Chet Herren, 11.8, $685; 3. Cody Garnett, 12.4, $456; 4. Cody Scheck, 13.4, $228. Third round: 1. Shorty Garten, 12.1 seconds, $913; 2. Brad Mohon, 13.0, $685; 3. Rod Hartness, 13.6, $456; 4. Larry Stewart, 13.8, $228. Average: 1. Chet Herren, 39.8 seconds on three runs, $1,396; 2. Rocky Patterson, 41.3, $1,037; 3. Brad Mohon, 49.4, $685; 4. Cody Garnett, 49.5, $342.

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