For team ropers Chris Francis and John Paul Lucero, it all came down to .47 of a second.
That amount of time is what led the area natives to capture the 2012 Cinch United States Team Roping Championship this past weekend in Oklahoma City.
By winning the championship the duo walked away with $102,000.
Francis, who is getting married in two weeks, will be able to start married life on solid financial footing. Lucero plans to use part of his share of the winnings to buy his two sons horses and continue the family tradition.
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