ROCKY FORD — It was a rough weekend for cowboys riding rough stock at the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association's event at the 140th Annual Arkansas Valley Fair.
It was especially that way for bull riders. There were 19 cowboys attempting to ride the Razor's Edge's bulls, but in the long run, only one was successful.
Dave Mainus had the only qualified ride as he scored 68 points on Friday night.
The saddle bronc riders had a little more success. There were 10 cowboys in that event, but only four were able to stay on their mounts.
Jade Taton scored 68 points on Friday night, followed by Rowdy Chesser with 64 and Brady Love with 61.
On Saturday, Tex Benfer was the only successful saddle bronc rider. He had originally received a score of 49 on his first ride, however, the judges ruled that the horse did not give a good effort in trying to buck off Benfer.
Benfer was given the option of a re-ride, which he accepted. His gamble paid off as he scored 77 points and won the event.
There were seven cowboys in bareback riding and only three were successful. Tyler Ferguson had the best score on Friday with a 68, and Taton was next with a 64.
Ferguson also had an option for a reride, which he too accepted and he had the 68-point ride on his second attempt.
Ferguson's lead held up after Saturday as Harry Ash was the only successful rider, but with a score of 57 points.
In the men's timed events, Chad Van Campen had a time of 3.7 seconds in the Saturday morning slack. He was able to hold off three bulldoggers who were competiting in the Saturday afternoon session.
Brandon Neugebauer had a time of 9.6 seconds in the Saturday slack's tie-down roping. He was able to hold off the Saturday afternoon competition with Darnell Johnson coming close with a 9.9-second run.
In the open team roping, Tyler Schnaufer and Jay Wadhams had a time of 5.4 seconds in the Saturday slack. The next best time was recorded by Travis Bounds and Kyon Kreutzer with a six-second run later in the slack.
The mixed team roping was won by Brandee Lewis and Connor Strong as they had a time of 5.8 seconds in the Saturday afternoon performance.
The women's events saw Raquel Fazzino win breakaway roping with a time of 2.5 seconds late in the Saturday slack.
Nicole Waggoner had a time of 17.15 seconds in the first run of barrel racing in the Friday evening performance. Her time held up through the rest of the competition for the win.
1. Tyler Ferguson, 68
2. Jade Taton, 66
3. Harry Ash, 57
1. Chad Van Campen, 3.7
2. Jesse Jolly, 4.5
3. Kyle Broce, 5.0
Kyle Maez, 5.0
5. Tait Kvistad, 5.1
6. Tuff Ramsey, 6.4
7. Tyler Murray, 7.1
8. Rick Peterson, 7.6
9. Cole McNamee, 7.9
10. Travis Booth, 15.3
1. Brandon Neugebauer, 9.6
2. Darenll Johnson, 9.9
3. Tanner Stec, 10.3
4. Joe Colletti, 10.4
5. Garrett Arnold, 10.6
6. Ross McAdow, 10.8
7. Brice Ingo, 11.4
8. Charlie Gibson, 11.8
9. Jesse Sheffield, 13.2
10. Larry Mikita, 13.4
1. Raquel Fazzino, 2.5
2. Lydia Coe, 2.8
3. Dara Belew, 2.9
4. Chelsie Cranson, 3.1
Debbie Fabrizio, 3.1
6. Tacie Canfield, 3.3
7. Mariah Permody, 3.9
8. Jessica Mosher, 4.1
9. Lindsay Sumpter, 4.7
10. Rachel Hummel, 5.5
Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Tex Benfer, 77
2. Jade Taton, 68,
3. Rowdy Chesser, 64
4. Brady Love, 61
Mixed Team Roping
1. Brandee Lewis/Connor Strong, 5.8
2. Tina Godfrey/Jay Wadhams, 6.4
3. Rylea Fabrizio/Travis Bounds, 6.6
4. Lydia Coe/Clayton Van Aken, 6.8
5. Kelly Valdez/Garret Chick, 8.1
6. Karly Benzie/Cullen Teller, 8.3
Heather Crist/Austin Crist, 8.3
8. Lindsay Sumpter/Jesse Jolly, 8.5
9. Connie Sinclair/Justin Price, 11.3
10. Chelsie Cranson/Joe Roderick, 11.8
1. Tyler Schnaufer/Jay Wadhams, 5.4
2. Travis Bounds/Kyon Kreutzer, 6.0
3. Justin Young/Joe Roderick, 6.8
4. Tory Shaffer/Todd Wilson, 7.7
5. Nick Pullara/Justin Price, 7.8
6. Phillip McCoy/Derek Reeves, 8.2
7. Jase Staudt/Hank Bounds, 8.5
8. Garret Chick/J.W. Borrego, 8.7
9. Todd Drummond/Cody Huwa, 10.8
Jesse Sheffield/Pake Younger, 10.8
Ladies Barrel Racing
1. Nicole Waggoner, 17.15
2. Maddy Dickens, 17.20
3. Shyanna Reeves, 17.26
4. Aleeya Roberts, 17.47
5. Lori Diodosio, 17.58
6. Catherine Lewis, 17.68
7. Jessica Stolzenberger, 17.72
8. Samantha Hartung, 17.73
9. Keely Smith, 17.74
10. Addie Davis, 17.83
1. Dave Mainus, 68