Tie-down roper Cory Solomon is coming off a stretch where he placed at just one rodeo over the course of three weeks, but it looks like his luck might be changing at the Washington State Fair Pro Rodeo.
He put together an 8.0-second run on Sept. 9 to take the early lead in Puyallup. He credits his turn around in the Pacific Northwest to his young, up and coming horse.
“My No. 1 horse (Brazil) has been a little sore as of late, so I decided to put my younger horse (Cisco) on the trailer as my No. 1,” said Solomon, 31. “I knew he was a good horse, I just didn’t know he’d end up being that good.”
Solomon is sitting comfortably inside the Top 15 of the PRCA | RAM World Standings at sixth with $96,825. He’s been taking the last few weeks of the season slower than he has in years past.
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“I’m sitting in a good position right now, so for the last few weeks I’ve only been going to a couple of rodeos a week,” Solomon said. “I’m just trying to be smart and save my horses. I think it’s important to keep myself fresh as we head into the fall and winter.”
Despite a slower pace, he still has his sights on what he wants to accomplish before the regular season comes to a close.
“By the time the season wraps up I want to be within one NFR round or so away from the guy in the No. 1 spot,” Solomon said. “That will give me a great shot because we all know anything can happen at the NFR.”
You can catch the remaining rounds of the Washington State Fair Pro Rodeo on the PRCA on The Cowboy Channel Plus App.
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