JESS TIERNEY, Hermosa, S.D.
Make no bones about it: Jess Tierney is quite proud of his name and the legacy he carries.
But the oldest son of ProRodeo Hall of Famer Paul Tierney is quite simply making a name for himself in the sport. This past November, he qualified for the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping for the second straight season, finishing seventh in the world standings.
This weekend, he joins his dad and little brother, Paul David, in this prestigious field. The patriarch owns four Timed Event championships; a year ago, Jess and Paul David finished among the top eight in the average: Jess Tierney walked away from the Lazy E with $7,500 for placing fifth.
It was just the beginning of what turned out to be a solid 2012. Jess won the steer roping championship in San Antonio and added titles in the all-around, steer roping and team roping at eight other rodeos.
He’s planning to take a big step forward in 2013, and that should begin right here, right now. Look for big things to happen. After all, it’s in his legacy.