NHSFR Short Go Round Results

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AWARDED BUCKLES, RELINQUISHED CROWN MARKS END OF 2016 NHSFR

Gillette, WY., July 23, 2016 – Victories and defeat; tears of joy and tears of frustration; moments of relief and moments of anxiety. This is the Short Go of the NHSFR.

Alex Odle, Barrel Racing World Champion, says that her win doesn’t feel real yet, but “at least my stomach doesn’t hurt me anymore.” Odle, Colorado native, won the average with 51.681 seconds.

While Odle’s nerves were calming down, Wyatt Williams hadn’t even begun to think about the solidity of the situation.

Williams, who won the Tie­Down aggregate with 29.79 sec., said that it was all “so surreal.” Other than those few words, Williams was speechless. Maybe the reality of being the Tie­Down World Champion will set in tomorrow when he is wearing a gold buckle.

The 2016 NHSRA Queen, Chloe’ Costello, ended her reign tonight during the Queen Crowning Ceremony. The crown was passed on to Montana’s Opal Harkins, our 2017 NHSRA Queen. Harkins placed first in the queen contest with 200 points between the Horsemanship, Modeling and Speeches, Impromptu Questions and Private Interview contests. Washington’s Molly Gray came in second with 190 points.

Contestants had given us their all the past week, and tonight, they gave even more. Some went home with buckles and trophy saddles, some went home empty handed. However, empty handed or not, every single one went home with long­lasting memories and strengthened passions for the western way of life.

The National High School Rodeo Association facilitates the first and second largest rodeos in the world: National High School Finals Rodeo and National Junior High Finals Rodeo, respectively. This organization allows Canadian, Australian and American youth to participate in the great sport of rodeo throughout the year. The organization was founded in 1949, in response to a dream of Founder Claude Mullins to keep western heritage alive through roping, riding and mentorship.

Results from Short Go of 2016 National High School Finals Rodeo:

Goat Tying Final: 1 . Kaytlyn Miller, Dammeron Valley, Utah, 6.82 seconds; 2. Rickie Engesser, Spearfish, S.D., 7.35; 3. Julianne Montero, Winnemucca, Nev., 7.47; 4. Maddee Mae Doerr, Creighton, Neb., 7.54.
Goat Tying Average: 1. Kaytlyn Miller, Dammeron Valley, Utah, 22.74 seconds; 2. Libby Winchell, Scottsbluff, Neb., 22.79; 3. Tommi Sue Swannack, Sprague, Wash., 22.98; 4. Maddee Mae Doerr, Creighton, Neb., 23.

Breakaway Roping Final: 1 . Skylar Southerland, Poolville, Texas, 1.86 seconds; 2. Sarah Angelone, Cross Junction, Va., 2.18; 3. Maddy Deerman, Hope, N.M., 2.2; 4. Alli Masters, Leon, Iowa, 2.25.
Breakaway Average: 1. Sarah Angelone, Cross Junction, Va., 7.16 seconds; 2. Alli Masters, Leon, Iowa, 7.49; 3. McKenzie Wansing, Garden City, Mo., 7.63; 4. Skylar Southerland, Poolville, Texas, 7.9.

Bareback Riding Final: 1 . Jess Pope, Garnett, Kan., 80 points; 2. Shawn Perkins, Roberts, Mt., 75; 3. Daylon Swearingen, Piffard, N.Y., 73; 4. Troy Kirkpatrick, Wise River, Mt., 72. Bareback Average: 1. Jess Pope, Garnett, Kan., 222 points; 2. Daylon Swearingen, Piffard, N.Y., 216; 2. Hunter Carlson, Douglas, Wyo., 216; 4. Lane McGehee, Victoria, Texas, 213.

Tie­Down Roping Final: 1 . Jobe Johns, Lake Placid, Fla., 8.92 seconds; 2. Kal Fuller, Bozeman, Mt., 9.22; 3. Wyatt Williams, Glenns Ferry, Idaho, 9.63; 4. Luke Potter, Maple City, Kan., 10.1.
Tie­Down Average: 1. Wyatt Williams, Glenns Ferry, Idaho, 29.79 seconds; 2. Jobe Johns, Lake Placid, Fla., 30.84; 3. David Holt, Byhalia, Miss., 30.92; 4. Luke Potter, Maple City, Kan., 32.18.

Saddle Bronc Final: 1 . Sage Newman, Melstone, Mt., 83 points; 2. Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah, 82; 3. Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla., 78; 4. Chance Barrass, Yellowhead County, Alberta, Can., 70.
Saddle Bronc Average: 1. Sage Newman, Melstone, Mt., 239 points; 2. Ryder Wright, Milford, Utah, 236; 3. Colt Gordon, Comanche, Okla., 228; 4. Calvin Shaffer, Elgin, Ore., 186.

Steer Wrestling Final: 1 . Bridger Anderson, Carrington, N.D., 3.56 seconds; 2. Ryan Gotreaux, Lacassine, La., 4.03; 3. Luke Yargo, New Waverly, Texas, 4.41; 4. JD Draper, Oakley, Kan., 4.42.
Steer Wrestling Average: 1. Ryan Gotreaux, Lacassine, La., 11.95 seconds; 2. Luke Yargo, New Waverly, Texas, 12.81; 3. Bridger Anderson, Carrington, N.D., 14.06; 4. JD Draper, Oakley, Kan., 15.93.

Pole Bending Final: 1. Brooklyn Gunter, Sulpur, La., 19.821 seconds; 2. Rylee White, Neola, Utah, 19.824; 3. Payton Feyder, Lamoille, Nev., 19.834; 4. Kathryn Todd, Tuttle, Okla., 20.023. Pole Bending Average: 1 . Brooklyn Gunter, Sulpur, La., 59.544 seconds; 2. Rylee White, Neola, Utah, 60.115; 3. Payton Feyder, Lamoille, Nev., 60.125; 4. Mikayla Almond, Olin, N.C., 60.381.

Team Roping Final: 1. Marcos Martinez, Tucson, Ariz., John Gaona, Jr., Winkelman, Ariz., 5.16 seconds; 2. Kellan Johnson, Casper, Wyo., Carson Johnson, Casper, Wyo., 5.35; 3. Chazlin LeSueur, San Acacia, N.M., Jake South, Datil, N.M., 9.15; 4. Caleb Butler, Decatur, Texas, Weston Podzemny, Bridgeport, Texas, 10.99.

Team Roping Average: 1. Marcos Martinez, Tucson, Ariz., John Gaona, Jr., Winkelman, Ariz., 17.08 seconds; 2. Kellan Johnson, Casper, Wyo., Carson Johnson, Casper, Wyo., 18.13;
3. Caleb Butler, Decatur, Texas, Weston Podzemny, Bridgeport, Texas, 24.13; 4. Stran Morris, Woodward, Okla., Jessen James, Moyers, Okla., 32.84.

Bull Riding Final: 1 . Judd Hebert, Egan, La., 84 points; 2. Keyshawn Whitehorse, The Woodlands, Texas, 79; 3. Parker McCown, Montgomery, Texas, 74; 4. Levi Gray, Dairy, Ore., 60.
Bull Riding Average: 1. Judd Hebert, Egan, La., 243 points; 2. Levi Gray, Dairy, Ore., 207; 3. Jess Lockwood, Volborg, Mt., 167; 4. Gavin Michel, Nixa, Mo., 157.

Barrel Racing Final: 1 . Sadie Leyba, Ely, Nev., 17.054 seconds; 2. Karson Bradley, Big Piney, Wyo., 17.06; 3. Alex Odle, Brush, Colo., 17.216; 4. Makaela Memmott, Central Point, Ore., 17.25.
Barrel Racing Average: 1 . Alex Odle, Brush, Colo., 51.681 seconds; 2. Sadie Leyba, Ely, Nev., 51.829; 2. Karson Bradley, Big Piney, Wyo., 51.829; 4. Makaela Memmott, Central Point, Ore., 52.195.

Girls’ Cutting Final: 1 . Taylor Strohl, Clovis, Calif., 149 points; 2. Kelby Moore, Edmond, Okla., 147; 3. Kadee Hall, Comanche, Okla., 145.5; 4. Kaitlyn Andersen, Salinas, Calif., 144; 4. Tristan Bowen, Brenham, Texas, 144.
Girls’ Cutting Average: 1 . Kadee Hall, Comanche, Okla., 441.5 points; 2. Kaitlyn Andersen, Salinas, Calif., 438; 3. Taylor Strohl, Clovis, Calif., 437; 4. Tristan Bowen, Brenham, Texas, 434.

Boys’ Cutting Final: 1 . Tyler Nicholson, Melba, Idaho, 148 points; 2. Buster Mendenhall, Jr., Edmond, Okla., 145; 2. Lochlan Christianson, Nanton, Alberta, Can., 145; 2. Dawson Zaharias, Bluffdale, Utah, 145.
Boys’ Cutting Average: 1. Buster Mendenhall, Jr., Edmond, Okla., 437 points; 2. Samray Hooper, Andrews, Texas, 435; 2. West Henderson, Orange Grove, Texas, 435; 4. Brody Woods, Vernal, Utah, 434; 4. Lochlan Christianson, Nanton, Alberta, Can., 434.

Boys’ AQHA Horse of the Year: 1. COMMAND A FAST "BUZZ", Wyatt Williams, Idaho, 570 points; 2. REY LITTLE, Zack Jongbloed, La., 410; 3. SPOON LADUAL, Judd Grover, Iowa, 400; 4. NT PEPP TRI X, Cody Stubbs, Ala., 70.

Girls’ AQHA Horse of the Year: 1. SENORITA SPOON, Kadee Hall, Okla., 755 points; 2. VF STONED EYES, Karson Bradley, Wyo., 545; 3. HAIDAS STREAKIN, Jayde Atkins, Neb., 460; 4. TS FOXY LADY DASH, Emilee Pauley, S.D., 295.

All Around Rookie Cowboy: 1. JC Mortensen, Paulden, Ariz., 135 points; 2. Jade Taton, Kersey, Colo., 90; 3. Cody Stubbs, Odenville, Ala., 70; 4. Ross Barnett, Poplarville, Miss., 50.

All Around Rookie Cowgirl: 1­2. Julianne Montero, Winnemucca, Nev., 750 points; 1­2. Rylee White, Neola, Utah, 750; 3. Bailey Rose Fullmer, Las Vegas, Nev., 340; 4. Alli Masters, Leon, Iowa, 560.

All Around Cowboy: 1. Colt Papy, Ocala, Fla., 590 points; 2. Garrett Jacobs, Lemitar, N.M., 580; 3. Zack Jongbloed, Iowa, La., 560; 4. Braydon Wellby, Townsville, AU, 470.

All Around Cowgirl: 1. Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow, Neb., 1250 points; 2. Kaytlyn Miller, Dammeron Valley, Utah, 950; 3. Alex Odle, Brush, Colo., 840; 4­5. Julianne Montero, Winnemucca, Nev., 750; 4­5. Rylee White, Neola, Utah, 750.

Girls’ Team Standings: 1. UTAH, 3,420.00 points; 2. NEBRASKA, 3,130.00; 3. CALIFORNIA, 3,015.00; 4. OKLAHOMA, 2,945.00.

Boys’ Team Standings: 1. TEXAS, 6,161.66 points; 2. OKLAHOMA, 4,630.00; 3. UTAH, 4,565.00; 4. IDAHO, 4,058.33.

Average Team Standings: 1. TEXAS, 8,641.66 points; 2. UTAH, 7,985.00; 3. OKLAHOMA, 7,575.00; 4. WYOMING, 5,535.00.

Queen Contest: 1. Opal Harkins, Billings, Mt., 200 points; 2. Mollee Gray, Liberty Lake, Wash., 190; 3. Emma Cameron, Santa Fe, N.M., 180; 4. McKinley Drake, St. George, Utah, 170.

A complete list of results can be found on our website at http://www.nhsra.com/2016­nhsfr­performance­results/.