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VanderLans wins All-Around at Clovis

The April 23-25 Clovis Rodeo was on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Silver Tour and drew cowboys who have participated at the National Finals Rodeo. The high level of competition did not prevent 2001 Fallbrook High School graduate Jack VanderLans from winning the All-Around at Clovis.

“I’m real excited,” VanderLans said of winning the all-around. “I have to give most of the credit to the horses I rode.”

VanderLans rode Shane for Tie-Down Roping and Barry for Steer Wrestling. He shared eighth and ninth place in the second Tie-Down Roping go-round with a time of 8.3 seconds to earn $92, and his Tie-Down Roping average (aggregate) of 18.0 seconds split sixth and seventh to earn another $597. In the first Steer Wrestling go-round he and three other cowboys shared eighth place with a time of 5.2 seconds to earn $47 apiece.

Although other cowboys had higher earnings in a single event, the All-Around championship is given to the cowboy with the most money in at least two events. No other cowboy who placed in more than one event matched or exceeded the $735 VanderLans won.

The weekend also saw VanderLans share fifth and sixth in the second Steer Wrestling go-round at the Lakeside Rodeo with a time of 4.7 seconds to earn $282 from that rodeo. “Any time I place I’m really excited,” VanderLans said.

VanderLans had been riding Whitey for Steer Wrestling, but in May 2009 Whitey tore a tendon in his hind leg in the practice pen. VanderLans converted Barry from Tie-Down Roping to Steer Wrestling for the 2010 season. “He didn’t make out in the calf roping as well as we wanted him to,” VanderLans said.

“I’m glad things have kind of come together,” VanderLans said. “Hope that transfers over to more success.”

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