Albany man cashes in at Wrangler National Finals Rodeo - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Albany man cashes in at Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany team roper Kaleb Driggers and his partner Jade Corkill from Fallon, Nevada earned a share of the first-place prize money during their first performance of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Driggers roped the horns and Corkill caught the feet, they stopping the clock in 4.7 seconds.

Driggers and Corkhill tied with Brock Hanson from Arizona and Ryan Motes from Texas, both men each earned more than $16,000.

"It's crucial to get a good start at this rodeo. It seems like every year, whoever gets off to a good start keeps it rolling," said Jade Corkill.  

The money is crucial for Driggers and Corkill who came into this year's competition in third place.

They have already moved into second and are hoping to keep the momentum going to earn their first world championships.

"I was trying to be calm and make sure that we caught. I knew if we caught one we would win something. Jade was able to catch the steer really fast and it all came together to let us win a share of the round," said Kaleb Driggers.  

Driggers and Corkill will have their second performance of the rodeo Friday December 7 at 6:45 p.m.

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Police respond to robbery by snatching at Albany package store

    Police respond to robbery by snatching at Albany package store

    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-03-26 03:32:15 GMT

    Albany Police have responded to a robbery by snatching at the National Package Store on Oakridge Drive. Dispatch has confirmed the call came in just before 8 p.m. Saturday, and the suspect fled the scene.

    More >>

    Albany Police have responded to a robbery by snatching at the National Package Store on Oakridge Drive. Dispatch has confirmed the call came in just before 8 p.m. Saturday, and the suspect fled the scene.

    More >>
  • "The Voice" contestant J Chosen helps community at Albany Strong Fun Fest

    "The Voice" contestant J Chosen helps community at Albany Strong Fun Fest

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-03-26 02:32:57 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    The focus Saturday was on taking a break from storm cleanup and recovery, and to have a little bit of fun at the Albany Strong Fun Fest. The festival happened all day, with bands hitting the stage from 12:30 to 7 p.m.

    More >>

    The focus Saturday was on taking a break from storm cleanup and recovery, and to have a little bit of fun at the Albany Strong Fun Fest. The festival happened all day, with bands hitting the stage from 12:30 to 7 p.m.

    More >>
  • Former America's Got Talent finalist visits Albany for "Seniors on the Runway"

    Former America's Got Talent finalist visits Albany for "Seniors on the Runway"

    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:46:19 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    A big voice with roots in South Georgia visited Albany this weekend. Quintavious Johnson placed fifth on America's Got Talent back in 2014. He has family who lives here in Albany.

    More >>

    A big voice with roots in South Georgia visited Albany this weekend. Quintavious Johnson placed fifth on America's Got Talent back in 2014. He has family who lives here in Albany.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly