Action wraps up at Lincoln Rodeo Arena

JV, varsity prepare for state
By: Jim Linsdau News Messenger Sports Editor
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The proverbial curtain came down on the California High School Rodeo Association District 3 regular season last weekend as the varsity held its last day of events. All Around cowboy and cowgirl went to Clayton Brum from Galt High School and Cheyanne Carpenter of Lodi. The two will now join their fellow competitors in preparing for the California State Finals in Bishop June 11-16. Carpenter was in a close race with District 3?s Katie Rice for the All Around honor but came through with grace and style. ?It feels great. I mean it was a horse race until the end. Katie and I were really neck and neck all year. It was worth everything we put into it,? said Carpenter, a junior who also won the title last year. ?Katie, she does five events and I do six and she excels in her events so much more than I do. I try to stay strong and keep up with her but she?s just amazing. We pushed each other hard all year and that?s what made it a fun competition.? Carpenter closed by thanking her parents and all those at District 3 who have been so helpful to her. She said she looks forward to next year and making All Around three years in row. Brum, a sophomore, not only won All Around last year, but also won it when competing at the junior varsity level. Brum also does five events eschewing only bareback riding and steer wrestling. Brum qualified for state in all of his events but said he doesn?t plan to compete in cutting. ?I?m not going to enter state in the cutting just because I don?t have a horse that?s good enough for it to place,? Brum said. ?There?s no reason to do it and I?ve already got enough events as it is.? Brum won the bull riding competition at the Challenge of Champions and placed fifth in calf roping. He said he could also do well in the saddleback bronc riding because that event is just a matter of staying on. The CHSRA JV Nationals will be held in Gallup, NM, June 24-30. The varsity nationals are scheduled for July 15-21 in Rock Springs, Wyo. California High School Rodeo Association District 3 Thundering Three Graduating Seniors C.J. Beauregard, Ronald Reagan HS; Taylor Biglow, Lodi Unified HS; Seth Bowling, Napa HS; Melayana Campbell, Del Oro HS; Chad Cassidy, Granite Bay HS; Angelina Carrion, Esparto HS; Kay Cochran, Del Oro HS; Heather Foxworthy, Lincoln HS; Kelsey Giles, Maidu HS; Kallie Goss, Loyalton HS; Jade Hare, Rio Linda HS; Breanna Kral, East Nicolaus HS, Machaela Melrose, Union Mine HS, John Myers, Rio Linda HS, Allie Rowland, Heritage Christian Academy; Lydia Sample, Golden Sierra HS; Justin Sanders, Woodland HS; Taylor Shaw, Del Oro HS; Jordan Sparrowk, Lodi Unified HS; Faith Steward, Sutter Union HS; Tyler Stueve, Marysville HS. 2011 ? 2012 District 3 Champions GIRLS Cheyanne Carpenter ? All Around Taylor Biglow ? cutting, reserve All Around Katie Rice ? breakaway roping, goat tying Alex Carpenter ? pole bending Rachel Bertram ? barrel racing Angelina Carrion ? rookie all around BOYS Clayton Brum ? All Around, saddle bronc, tie down roping Jordan Sparrowk ? cutting, team roping header, reserve all around Robert Braiser ? bull riding Colton Onyette ? bareback bronc Jade Hare ? steer wrestling Seth Bowling ? team roping heeler Mason Mardesich ? rookie All Around District 3 State Team (number of events in parentheses): Seth Adams, Coral Alberi, CJ Beauregard, Rachel Bertram, Clayton Biglow (2), Chase Bisby, Seth Bowling (2), Robert Braiser, Hannah Briggs, Clayton Brum (4), Alex Carpenter, Cheyanne Carpenter (4), Angelina Carrion, Jesse Clark (2), Kay Cochran, Colby Demo, Tyler Gibbs, Jaed Hare (2), Madison Horton, Riley Jackson (3), Levi Johnson, Emma Jones, Mason Mardesich (2), Cierra McClure, Brook Neiderhauser, Janelle Oakum, Jennifer Oakum, Colton Onyette, Luke Pfister (2), Katie Rice (3), Annie Rose Seifert (2), Jordan Sparrowk (2), Faith Stewart, Tyler Stueve, Alyssa Warnke.