One more rodeo

Photo of Ashlie Stanley

Jake Stanley (left), of Hermsiton, loads hay while traveling partner Matt Funk, also of Hermiston, guides him Saturday morning. The two were finishing last-minute preparation for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, where each will compete as a header in team roping. Stanley goes into the NFR?ranked 10th in the world with $64,795 while Funk is 13th with $63,679. They are the only two competitors from Eastern Oregon to qualify and join Culver's Bobby Mote (bareback) and Mount Vernon's Trevor Knowles (steer wrestling)?as the only Oregon cowboys.

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