postheadericon Timed Event Championship: Jade Corkill

Jade Corkill

Jade Corkill

JADE CORKILL, Fallon, Nev.

Last December, Jade Corkill marked his arrival in ProRodeo’s history in dramatic fashion.

Roping with Georgia header Kaleb Driggers, Corkill won at least a share of two go-rounds, placing in four others, at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In all, each cowboy earned $84,660 in Las Vegas. That propelled Corkill to the No. 1 spot in the world standings and earned the Nevada heeler that elusive gold buckle.

In an ironic twist, Corkill shares the team roping gold with Chad Masters; the tandem teamed together at three of Corkill’s five NFR qualifications. But the title also serves as terrific validation for Corkill, who roped a wooden steer in his living room when he was just a year old; he won his first check roping at age 6.

A year ago, Corkill earned nine event titles, including the all-around championship in Hayward, Calif. As a high schooler, he won the Nevada High School Rodeo Association titles in both team roping and tie-down roping in 2005. A year later, he was named the PRCA Resistol Heeling Rookie of the Year.

Now he’s putting all his cards on the table, but that’s nothing new for folks from Nevada.

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