Thursday, June 13,
Local area competitors
lead state rodeo finals
By Harvey Johnston
Special to the Reporter-News
Region II of the
Texas High School Rodeo Association is the leader in regional
competition following the first go-round of the State Finals at
the Taylor County Coliseum.
This is significant
because Region II encompasses Taylor and 31 other counties, extending
sest to El Paso, south to Val Verde and north through Tom Green
back to Taylor County.
Region II has 151.5
points, second place Region I (everything north of Region II)
collected 112 and Region VII around the Harris County area has
In the all-around
competition after the first go-round, Marty Eakin of Amarillo
is leading with 360 points and Hayes Worthington of Ozona is second
with 320 points. In the girls' division, Lindsey Ewing of Midland
is leading the group with 360 and Nicole Lingo of Boling has 250.
In ceremonies before
Wednesday night's performance, a total of 78 contestants received
scholarships ranging from $600 to $4,000 for a total of $94,000.
Thirty four students received $600. One official said everyone
who applied for financial aid received it.
Outgoing THSRA President
David Barnes of Wortham was honored for his service as president
the last two years. Barnes started with the THSRA in 1995 when
his children became eligible for competition. And as is usually
the case, he stayed for additional years as he became more involved.
The THSRA and the
Taylor County Expo Center have two years remaining on the current
Results from the
Wednesday night performance will be carried in Friday's Abilene
The rodeo continues
through Saturday. The top 10 in each of 10 events will compete
Saturday night for the year-ending championships. The top four
after Saturday night will be eligible to compete in Farmington,
N.M., at the National High School Rodeo Association Championships
Steer Wrestling -
1. Marty Eakin, Amarillo, 4.430 seconds; 2. Mathew Cramblet, New
Hope, .740; 3. Cody Kreft, Danbury, 8.020.
Barrel Racing - 1.
Lindsey Slayton, Terrell, 15.608 seconds; 2. Macy Quintanilla,
Tilden, 15.716; 3. Megan Shelton, Georgetown, 15.761; 4. Shannon
Senn, San Marcos, 15.806; 5. Lucy Taylor, Victoria, 15.080; 6.
Kacee Jo Georges, Livingston, 15.981; 7. Cheyenne Pietsch, El
Campo, 16.074; 8. Bailey Wedgeworth, Overton, 16.084; 9. Destiny
Vanlangendonck, Hardin, 16.093.
Bareback Riding -
Justin Jarrell, Gainesville, 67 points.
- 1. Hope Thompson, Atlanta, 3.080 seconds; 2. Bonnie Karnei,
Novasota, 3.110; 3. Kaylee Holt, Gruver, 3.160; 4. Shanna Roberts,
Palmer, 3.410; 5. Carrie Davies, North Zulch, 3.460; 6. Cami Cartwright,
San Augustine, 3.550; 7. Liz Davis, Gonzales, 3.620; 8. Erica
Cochran, Pampa, 3.890; 9. Cheyenne Pietsch, El Campo, 4.130; 10.
Brooke Catalani, San Antonio, 5.170.
Calf Roping - 1.
Jason Timmerman, New Braunfels, 8.360 seconds; 2. Adam Gray, Seymour,
8.700; 3. Cody Crouch, Bay City, 9.160; 4. Justin Nevarez, Denver
City, 10.350; 5. Luke Bland, Clarksville, 11.010; 6. Clayton Hass,
Terrell, 11.520; 7. Cole Moody, Marion, 12.450; 8. Clay Ferguson,
Ovalo, 13.060; 9. Dustin Farris, Montgomery, 15.000; 10. Tanner
Grimes, Kaufman, 19.860.
Saddle Bronc Riding
- No times.
Goat Tying - 1. Morgan
Montello, El Campo, 8.510 seconds; 2. Larae Berry, Lovington,
N.M., 8.600; 3. (tie) Lacy Hollabaugh, Stamford, and Hayley Kirkham,
Conroe, 8.810; 5. Mandi Jo Fox, George West, 8.370; 6. (tie) Amanda
Wisdom, and Amber Singleton, Combine, 9.540; 8. Raelyn Gardner,
Lovington, N.M., 9.910; 9. Cheyenne Fietsch, El Campo, 10.120;
10. Mallory Schaar, Victoria, 10.190.
Team Roping - 1.
Jason Stubbs-Martin Richter, 7.060 seconds; 2. Cole Johnson-Casey
Graham, 7.340; 3. Jared Newman-Randall Robertson, 7.690; 4. Hayse
Worthington-Alan Marth, 7.990; 5. Dusdtin Wright-Matt Cyphers,
8.070; 6. Cassidy Galloway-Tod Dillingham, 13.320; 7. Trey Culbertson-Dwayne
Sanders, 13.470; 8. Brandon Phillips-Roy Snell, 20.820.
Pole Bending - 1.
Angie Bennett, Angleton, 19.969 seconds; 2. Hope Thompson, Atlanta,
19.974; 3. Megan Shelton, Georgetown, 20.368; 4. Leigh Ann Neal,
Eldorado, 20.582; 5. Jaclyn Pannell, Krum, 20.634; 6. Amber Singleton,
Combine, 2.689; 7. Morgan Cox, Cleveland, 20.775; 8. Kristen Adams,
Frierson, La., 20.833; 9. Morgan Lubbock, Seguin, 21.025; 10.
JeTonna Sewalt, Brownwood, 21.106.
Bull Riding - Josh
Blackburn, Porter, 72 points.
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