This isn’t the first time Tierney has competed in the Lazy E Arena. He’s been a player in the Timed Event Championship, which takes place in March.
This is, however, Tierney’s first qualification to the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping. The son of World Champion Paul Tierney, Jess has proven he’s more than just a second-generation cowboy, and his name on this prestigious list of cowboys is proof that he’s stepping out of his ProRodeo Hall of Fame father’s shadow.
In fact, the younger Tierney became the talk of the rodeo world two months ago when he bettered his famous father for the Badlands Circuit Steer Roping Finals title. The Tierneys were the only contestants in the field to rope and tie all five steers. Jess won the first two rounds and placed in another to win the aggregate championship, just 5.9 seconds ahead of Paul.
But that’s not the only big win for Jess Tierney this season. He wouldn’t be here this weekend without a strong campaign. Now he’s hoping that consistency that won him the Circuit Finals Average Title will pay off in fine fashion inside the Lazy E.