ProRodeo Sports News - April 5, 2019


W esley and I get along really good. We’re pretty much the same age. We want to do the same things and we work at it about the same way, our mindset is the same. We don’t really disagree on anything. I listen to all kinds of music. I like to keep it mixed up. When we’re traveling together, we’re all over the page. We listen to everything, from Tracy Chapman to George Strait. We both really like to rope. Every day we practice. He only lives two miles fromme. He’s over here right now. Every day we get up and rope steers all day, heading and heeling for each other. Everything we do with all our friends we go hang out together. It’s pretty laid back for a partnership deal. I moved to Stephenville and was living and roping with Dugan Kelly. Wesley was the only person that lived here and wanted to rope as much as I did. So I would go over and hang out with him all the time. We practiced together before I was 18. We ended up being pretty good friends. I roped with Dugan my rookie year, and he roped with Zac Small. The next year, Zac went At the ripe, old age of 22, team roping header Cody Snow already has qualified for three Wrangler National Finals Rodeos. And by the looks of things, he’s heading for his fourth consecutive trip. As of April 1, he was fifth in the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $37,507. He was also fourth in the ProRodeo Tour standings with 1,321.47 points. Originally from California, Snow has made Stephenville, Texas, his adopted home since 2015. He and heeling partner Wesley Thorp have roped together since 2017. They finished the 2018 season fourth in the world standings with $196,773.

to school and I started heading for Wesley. It’s been working out pretty good since then. The last three years we’ve roped together we’ve never gotten down on one another. That’s what’s good about the partnership, we try to work through things more than think negative. He’s a real positive thinker and always looking toward the next rodeo instead of thinking about the last one. We’re definitely hard on ourselves. A part of us getting better is being realistic with ourselves. If we’re ever mad it’s at ourselves. We don’t have to be mad at the other one because we know the other who messed up is always way madder at himself. For how much we’re around each other, and we’re around every single day, most people get annoyed with that, we never get cross-ways with each other. It’s been super easy like that. It ended up being a good winter, but it started out just plucking along, winning little checks at rodeos. We didn’t hit anywhere big until we won second at Rodeo Austin. That helped our winter a lot. Our main job this year is to catch as many steers as clean as we can, no matter what the time is. If you catch them clean, that’s a lot easier. We tend to do better that way than if we try to be as fast as possible. The success I had at the Wrangler National Finals made a guy breathe. It eats at a guy when you don’t have a good Finals, and I didn’t have two good Finals back to back the first two years. This year, my goal is to turn as many steers as I can to give my partner a chance to catch as many steers as we can. Instead of going for rounds, just turn as many as I can, and it paid off. We placed in rounds and moved way up in the average. I was roping more like a businessman. That’s what I have to do is rope smarter, keep the fundamentals going even if the rodeo is fast.

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ProRodeo Sports News 4/5/2019


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