Scott Kormos, First At Cheyenne Frontier Days
TEAGUE COWBOY Scott Kormos totes a 2013 Tie-Down Roping Championship saddle. Kormos won two big rodeos during July, the Greeley Colorado Stampede and the Cheyenne Frontier Days.
July turned out to be a pretty good month for a Teague cowboy who throws a pretty good rope and ties up a calf in the blink of an eye.
The cowboy we?re talking about is professional tie-down roper Scott Kormos. Just this past weekend, Kormos won the tie-down roping event in the final round of the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days, one of the biggest and most prestigious rodeos in the country.
Kormos entered the final round in eighth place and still didn?t think he would move up much after his run of 12.4 seconds in front of a giant crowd at the Frontier Park Arena. But combined with his other two runs, the veteran tie-down roper had a three head average of 39.5 seconds that held up and took first place by four-tenths of a second.
Kormos was quoted by Bob Stephens for prorodeo.com saying ? ?with the guys ahead of me, I thought I had no chance to win first. When I had a great run though, I thought, Well, I got fourth.? Instead, he emerged victorious and was overcome with emotion when greeted by his wife, Laine. ?There were tears of joy with her,? he said. ?Any win is good, but this is the Daddy of ?em all. I can?t put into words what this means to me. This is probably the biggest win of my career.??
With the win, Kormos pocketed $19,462 from Cheyenne, making him the top money winner at the rodeo. A week before Frontier Days began, Kormos was ranked ninth in the world standings. The win in Cheyenne should move him up several spots and back on track for making the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. The Teague cowboy has participated in the NFR in Las Vegas in 2004 and from 2006 ? 2011.
To begin the month of July, Kormos won the tie-down roping at the Greeley Colorado Stampede and pocketed $20,490. With the two checks combined for a total of $39,952 and the win at Cheyenne, Scott and Laine will most likely remember July of 2013 for a long, long time.