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PREP RODEO

The 2013 half of District 3 Rodeo begins this weekend

Action starts 8 a.m.
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The California High School Rodeo Association cowboys and cowgirls of District 3 will return to the Lincoln Rodeo Grounds Jan. 12-13 to resume the challenge for point supremacy and a trip to state, and perhaps national, rodeo finals for 2012-13.

Fans are encouraged to turn out and cheer on a favorite rider or roper or just to enjoy the action. There is no admission and breakfast and lunch at the snack bar is chuck-wagon good.

The first events begin around 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The bronc riding and bull riding usually takes place around 10 and each day closes around 4 p.m. with barrel racing.

The National High School Rodeo Association was incorporated in 1961 with its main focus to keep students in school. The CHSRA, a charter member of NHSRA, has been going strong for more than 40 years.

The rodeos promote sportsmanship among its members with the cowboys and cowgirls supporting each other in spite of the competition. There is also a great deal of scholarship money to be won and it increases if participants qualify for state; it increases even more for those who make it to nationals.

Rodeo isn’t easy and was never meant to be but safety is No. 1 and all events are carefully staged and monitored. Hard work leads to success and that’s the goal many of District 3’s members have achieved.

For businesses and organizations that would like to take part sponsoring a belt buckle, saddle or scholarship, call Dennis Prendergast (916) 300-2264 or e-mail chsra3@gmail.com.

Following is an update of the senior point-totals competition:

SENIOR GIRLS

Breakaway Roping – Katie Rice, 57 points. Annie Rose Seifert 56, Coral Alberi 44, Cheyanne Carpenter 42, Cierra McClure 40.

Pole Bending – Dakota Montagne, 52 points. Alex Carpenter 41, Cheyanne Carpenter 41, Madison Horton 40, Carlie Bisby 35.

Goat Tying – Katie Rice, 78 points. Macey Cox 77, Cheyanne Carpenter 65, Rachael Bertram 53, Seifert 45.

Barrel Racing – Annie Rose Seifert, 68 points. Alberi 65, Montagne 51, Bertram 45, McClure 44.

Cutting – Cheyanne Carpenter, 81.5 points. Hannah Briggs 70.5, Molly Sparrowk 60, Madison Horton 49, Rice 48.5.

SENIOR BOYS

Tie Down Roping – Clayton Brum, 78 points. Mason Mardesich 69, Cody Buchanon 59, Wyatt Adams 44, Andrew Madden 35.

Steer Wrestling – Luke Pfister, 65 points. Jesse Clark 35, Mardesich 35, Madden 34, Buchanon 32.

Bull Riding – Clayton Brum, 70 points. Robert Braiser 56, Colby Demo 17, Levi Johnson 14, Wyatt Redamenti 14.

Bareback – Clayton Biglow, 20 points.

Saddle Bronc – Clayton Brum, 80 points.

Cutting – Clayton Biglow, 88.5 points. Brum 81.5, Colton Applegarth 49, Chase Bisby 16, Chance Denier 14.

TEAM BOYS AND GIRLS

Roping Header – Tyler Gibbs, 79.5 points. Brum 66, Mardesich 56.5, Seth Adams 56, Chase Bisby 36.

Roping Heeler – Cody Buchanan, 79 points. Clayton Biglow 66, Luke Pfister 56.5, Wyatt Adams 56, Will Ritchie 36.

For more information, visit chsradistrict3.com.