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High school rodeo update

Ken Hamrick
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The Colorado State High School Rodeo Association has already hosted two events this fall.

The first was in Craig on Aug. 29-30 with a rodeo on each day. The second was in Cortez over Labor Day weekend with three rodeos taking place.

In the first Craig rodeo, four local cowboys competed.

Joe Autry of Branson finished seventh in team roping with Colby Runner of Wellington. The team had a time of 17.450. Autry also competed in tie-down roping, but did not record a time.

Evan Bottini of La Junta participated in steer wrestling, tie-down roping and team roping with Makaylee Fischer of Eagle. He received a no time in all three events.

Waitley Sharon of Ordway participated in tie-down roping and in team roping with Maci York of Wellington. He received a no time in both events.

Sage Bader of Kim also competed in tie-down roping and in team roping with Colton Zimmerman of Wellington. He received a no time in both events.

Former Crowley County resident, Crowley McCuistion now of Yoder, won bull riding with 63 points.

In the second Craig rodeo, Bader and Zimmerman won team roping in 7.710 and Bader as also sixth in tie-down roping in 16.830.

Autry and Runner were third in team roping in 13.480 and Autry also placed 11th in tie-down roping in 32.900.

Sharon was seventh in tie-down roping in 20.780. He and York did not have a time in team roping.

Bottini had no time in each of his three events.

McCuistion was thrown off of his bull.

In the first Cortez rodeo, Bader as second in tie-down roping in 12.880. He and Zimmerman recorded a no time in team roping.

Autry was third in tie-down roping in an even 13 seconds, and he and Runner were third in team roping in 9.320.

Bottini placed fifth in tie-down roping in 21.540. He had no times in the other two events.

Sharon received no times in his two events.

McCuistion took second place in bull riding with 63 points.

In the second Cortez rodeo, Autry and Runner won team roping in 9.460, and Autry was also ninth in tie-down roping in 18.500.

Bader was 10th in tie-down roping in 20.900, but he and Zimmerman had no time in team roping.

Bottini took 11th place in tie-down roping in an even 22 seconds. He did not have a time in his remaining events.

Sharon had a no time in his events.

McCuistion did not record a score in bull riding.

In the third Cortez rodeo, Bottini was third in steer wrestling in 20.190 and he was fifth in tie-down roping in 18.380. He and Fischer had no time in team roping.

Autry and Runner was fifth in team roping in 10.460, but Autry did not have a time in tie-down roping.

Bader and Zimmerman were sixth in team roping in 11.980. Bader had a no time in tie-down roping.

Sharon and York were eighth in team roping in 13.580. Sharon also took eighth place in tie-down roping in 15.350.

McCuistion had a no score in bull riding.

JUNIOR HIGH RESULTS

The junior high rodeo ran concurrently with the high school rodeo in both locations.

In the first junior high Craig Rodeo, Traven Sharon of Ordway won two events. He won boys breakaway roping in 4.020 and boys goat tying in 10.950. He had a no time in team roping with Hogan Kelley of Golden and he had no score in saddle steer riding.

Aspen Autry of Branson placed in multiple events. She was second in pole bending in 22.015, fourth in ribbon roping with Coltyr Goss of Merino in 25.180, and she was sixth in girls goat tying in 16.490. She also placed 19th in barrel racing in 29.573 and she had a no time in girls breakaway roping.

In the second Craig rodeo, Sharon won three events. He took boys breakaway roping in 4.820, boys goat tying in 9.430 and saddle steer riding with 50 points. He and Kelley had a no time in team roping.

Autry won girls goat breakaway roping in 14.070 and she was also third n barrel racing in 18.360 and fifth in pole bending in 23.697. She and Goss had a no time in ribbon roping and Autry had a no time in goat tying.

In the first Cortez rodeo, Sharon won boys breakaway roping in 3.450 and he was second in boys goat tying in 10.020. He had no marks in the rest of his events.

Autry won barrel racing in 15.465 and she was third in girls goat tying in 12.620 and fourth in pole bending in 22.506. She had no times in here remaining two events.

In the second Cortez rodeo, Sharon won boys breakaway roping in 3.870 and boys goat tying in 8.930. He had no marks in his other three events.

Autry was second in barrel racing in 15.726, third in pole bending in 21.656 and fifth in girls goat tying in 13.770. She received a no time in her other two events.

In the third Cortez rodeo, Sharon won boys breakaway roping in 4.330 and boys goat tying in 9.960. He was also second in saddle steer riding with 46 points and he and Josey McClain of Kiowa were sixth in ribbon roping in 26.490. Sharon and Kelley had a no time in team roping.

Autry also won two events. She won barrel racing in 15.093 and girls goat tying in 10.150. She and Goss were also second in ribbon roping in 12.720 and 14th in pole bending in 32.240. She had a no time in girls breakaway roping.

WHAT'S NEXT

The next CSHRA event will be the Eagle Rodeo on Friday and Saturday. However, this rodeo will take place in Craig.

Only one fall rodeo remains in the Latigo Trails Rodeo in Elbert on Sept. 25-26.

Tribune-Democrat reporter Ken Hamrick can be reached by email at khamrick@ljtdmail.com. Help support local journalism by subscribing to the La Junta Tribune-Democrat at lajuntatribunedemocrat.com/subscribenow.