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  • Four locals win all-around saddles at Kids' Rodeo

  • Four local youth rodeo performers won all-around saddles at the 75th Annual La Junta Kids' Rodeo which took place this past weekend at the Kids' Rodeo Grounds.
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  • Four local youth rodeo performers won all-around saddles at the 75th Annual La Junta Kids' Rodeo which took place this past weekend at the Kids' Rodeo Grounds.
    Logan Patterson of Kim was the senior boys' all-around champion as well as the arena champion. He won both rough stock competitions as he took bareback riding and bull riding, and he won both races he entered, claiming the 3/8-mile race and the 220-yard race.
    Patterson also placed in the top three in all the other events he entered. He was second in tie-down roping and third in chute dogging.
    Tacie Canfield of McClave took home the senior girls' all-around saddle. She was also the arena champion as she placed in the top three in two of her events. She was second in pole bending and goat tying and she also competed in barrel racing.
    Canfield also won one race as she took the 3/8-mile race.
    Patterson and Canfield were second in senior team roping.
    The junior boys' all-around championship went to Colton Kuhn of Manzanola. He was also the arena champion winning pole bending and steer riding.
    Chaney McCuistion of Sugar City claimed the junior girls' all-around title and she was also the jockey champion winning the 3/8-mile race and the small pony race. In the arena, she took the flag race.
    Winning the tiny tot boys' all-around championship was Wyatt Wollert of Lamar. He was the individual winner of goat tying and the flag race.
    Paige Eaks of Pueblo West won the tiny tot girls' all-around championship and she was also the arena champion.
    Six locals were the first runner-up in their age divisions.
    Yancie McCuistion of Sugar City was the senior boys' first runner-up and the jockey champion, winning the three-horse relay. He was also the team roping champion along with Austin Kuhn of Ordway.
    Missy Allen of Timpas was the senior girls' first runner-up and was the jockey champion in her division. She won the 14-hand race and 220-yard race and in the arena, she took the pole bending championship.
    Dakota Canfield of McClave was the junior boys' first runner-up and the jockey champion. He won three races, the small pony race, the 220-yard race and the 3/8-mile race.
    The junior first runner up was Dolly Diodosio of Fowler and Shaelyn Walton of Trinidad was the junior girls' arena champion.
    Joe Cash Autry of Rocky Ford was the tiny tot boys' first runner-up and he also took the pole bending title. Jolie Grace Bond of Rocky Ford was the tiny tot girls' first runner-up and Matt Doherty of Branson was the tiny tot boys arena champion.
    Page 2 of 2 - Other individual champions in the senior boys' division included Jesse Cubulski of Las Animas, who won chute dogging and Austin Kuhn, who won tie-down roping.
    In the senior girls' division, Mikki Korinek of Ramah won breakaway roping, Tai Ann Nittler of Kim won goat tying and MacKayla Vashus of La Junta won barrel racing.
    In the junior boys' division, Sean Doherty of Branson won breakaway roping, Zane Korinek of Ramah won goat tying and J.T. Shue of Pueblo took the flag race.
    Other event winners in the junior girls' division included Taylor Nittler of Kim, who won goat tying and barrel racing, Blake Ramsey of La Junta, who won the 220-yard race and Jaylynn Tortorelli of Trinidad who won breakaway roping.
    Brayden Morgan of Branson won the tiny tot boys' barrel race and Shetland pony race.
    Ashton Elliott of La Junta won the tiny tot girls' goat tying, flag race and barrel race.
    Bianca O'Bryan of Lamar won the tiny tot girls' pole bending and Samantha Cordo of Pueblo won the tiny tot girls' Shetland pony race.
    Winning sportsmanship awards were Ben Gutierrez of Kim (senior boys), Jerica Huscher of Boone (senior girls), Tyler Stuchlik of Kiowa (junior boys), Jada Kissel of Genoa (junior girls), Crowley McCuistion of Sugar City (tiny tot boys) and Brooke Thompson of Wiley (tiny tot girls).
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