What Made Jade Corkill a Legend & Why We’re Proud to Have Him Coach

Here at X Factor Team Roping, we’re proud to have legendary roper Jade Corkill as one of our esteemed coaches. Jade Corkill brings forth a wealth of knowledge, experience, and skill from his long career in team roping. Anyone interested in the sport can learn a lot from what he has to say. If you’re not familiar with all of his accolades, then saddle up and find out what made Jade Corkill a legend in the sport.

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Early Career Best Moments

Jade Corkill practically grew up in the saddle. He spent most of his childhood roping on his family’s ranch in Nevada and his early love of the sport made him certain he wanted to pursue professional roping one day. Jade got his chance when he burst onto the professional team roping scene in 2006. Fresh out of high school, Jade was eager to prove himself.

His very first partner was Matt Tyler who, with 21 years of professional experience, took him on as an eager apprentice. Together they won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour and Average iitle at Rodeo Austin, Texas. Jade went on to win the PRCA Team Roping (heeler) Rookie of the Year for 2006, not a bad way to close out his very first season. Jade also got advice early in his career from the likes of Kory Koontz and took inspiration from him and Clay Cooper to help develop and hone his own style.

Jade continued to see success in his early professional career. In 2008 he finished second in the world standings to fellow Nevadan Randon Adams. In 2009, he and partner Chad Masters won Round 9 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a world-record time of 3.3 seconds and placed in three additional rounds. Accolades like this made people take notice of his skills and predict that Jade Corkill was one to watch.

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Major Wins and World Titles

2012 was a great year for Jade. He shared first place in Round 1 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and won Round 10 in a time of 4.0. He also placed in 4 other rounds in between culminating in winning his first gold buckle and claiming the coveted title “world champion”. Jade also went on to win the team roping event at 8 more noteworthy Rodeos across the USA that year with several different partners.

Jade continued his winning streak in 2013 with back-to-back world championship titles. This time, he tied for the win in Round 7 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 4.1 seconds. Jade placed in 4 other rounds to secure the gold belt for team roping (heeler). That season Jade Corkill won first place 8 more times at various Team Roping events.

Finally, 2014 saw a total of 4 total Rodeo wins. The most prestigious of these was of course winning the average title and his third gold buckle at the Wrangler NFR by placing in seven out of 10 rounds. He also set a single-season earnings record for his event.

Jade Corkill’s other notable wins include the 2012 Reno (Nev.) Rodeo; the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days in 2013, 2021, and 2022; and the Sheridan WYO Rodeo in 2022 along with countless other stellar performances across his long career.

Current World Standing

As of the time of writing, Jade Corkill holds 3 World Titles (2012, 2013, 2014), 1 Wrangler NFR Average Title (2014), and is a 13-time Wrangler NFR Qualifier (2008-15, 2017, 2019-2022). He is also ranked 3rd in the 2022 world standings and 7th in the 2022 Wrangler NFR standings. Going by numbers alone, it is clear to see why Jade Corkill is a legend. He has a team roping career that anyone would be proud of.

What He Brings as a Coach

Above and beyond the prestigious awards, Jade Corkill has a deep love for the sport of team roping. His dedication to excellence throughout his career is proof of his passion. After 15+ years as a professional team roper, he is still at the very top of his game. As an X Factor Team Roping coach, Jade brings a wealth of knowledge accumulated over his many years of experience. This combination of experience and passion is what makes us proud to have him as a coach. He shows our members the same dedication that he has demonstrated during his competitive career.

From winning Rookie of the Year in 2006, his 3 consecutive World Championship titles, all the way to the present day, Jade Corkill is a legend in the sport. When you join the X Factor Team Roping Membership, you’ll get exclusive access to Jade Corkill and our other pro coaches.

In addition to a library of over 2,500 professional training and roping videos, members get access to our Online Coaching Facebook Groups for Team Roping. Here, members can submit videos and ask questions to get feedback from the legendary world champion himself. Interested in joining? With a free 3-day trial you have nothing to lose!

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