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Team Roper Earns Rookie Title


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rookie years in professional sports are often about young, talented athletes getting the opportunity to develop, and such is the case with Kaleb Driggers. The Georgia cowboy claimed the overall and team roping heading PRCA Rookie of the Year honors, but fell just short of a berth in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Dec. 3-12, in Las Vegas.

The near-miss is among the learning experiences Driggers, 19, has gone through as he has regrouped and is under way with the 2010 season.

“I didn’t necessarily want to end up 16th (in the 2009 PRCA World Standings), but I really didn’t head like I should have in the latter half of the year,” Driggers said.

Despite finishing $1,197 outside the top 15, Driggers is pleased and excited about his rookie honors and his future. (read more)