District 3 Rodeo includes Thanksgiving dinner

Food drive nets plenty
By: Kathy Prendergast CHSRA District 3 Information Director
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The California High School Rodeo Association District 3 final competition for 2011 came with Thanksgiving dinner for many of the participants, and brought in more than 200 cans of food for a local church, Nov. 19. District 3 president Katie Rice is a junior at Lodi High School. She not only competes in rodeo, but plays basketball for her high school, as well. Rice has represented the “Thundering 3” in the Challenge of Champions, the state finals, and nationals. She also made it to nationals while in the eighth grade. “Through high school rodeo I have made great friends and memories,” said Rice. I have also learned responsibility and a great love of the animas in our care.” Rice competes in breakaway roping (her favorite), goat tying, cutting, team roping, barrel racing, and pole bending. Another competitor in barrel racing and pole bending is Lincoln’s Kelsey Giles. She attends Maidu High School. “I compete in high school rodeo because I love to compete in barrels and poles,” Giles said. “I have such good friends there and the support I get from District 3 is amazing.” Giles said she really likes the fact that anyone willing to try can compete in rodeo. She’s also pleased how hard everyone works to see to it everyone gets their time in the arena. A new record was set in the Nov. 19-20 rodeo in Junior Ribbon Roping when Cody Buchanan of Oakdale, and Molly Sparrowk of Clements set a time of 7.61 seconds. This team event includes a roper on horseback, a runner on foot, and a calf with a ribbon on its tail. The runner waits in the arena until the rider ropes the calf and then dismounts to hold onto the animal. The runner then snatches the ribbon from the calf’s tail and races back across the finish line. GIRLS EVENTS Pole Bending – Alix Carpenter held onto first place reigning in 28 big points to close out 2011. Faith Stewart moved into second with 26 points, while Taylor Biglow slipped from No. 2 to No. 3 with a 22-point performance. Points Standings – A Carpenter 93, F Stewart 79, T Biglow 76. Barrel Racing – Rachel Bertram added 26 points to the 29 she earned Nov. 5-6 to take a commanding lead. Angelina Carrion added a maximum 30 points to her previous 28 to catapult from ninth into a tie for second with Jennifer Oakham. Oakham’s 23 points moved her up from fifth. Cierra McClure was blanked and dropped from No. 2 into a tie for No. 4 with Jordan Luttrell. Points Standings – R Bertram 85, A Carrion 58, J Oakham 58, J Luttrell 48, C McClure 48. Breakaway Roping – Rice picked up her first 30-max to leap 35 points ahead of the pack. Biglow slipped into second with 12 points. Cheyanne Carpenter went from fourth to third by garnering 21 points. Madison Horton went from second into a tie with Carpenter after a disappointing three points, Nov. 19-20. Points Standings – K Rice 98, T Biglow 63, C Carpenter 62, M Horton 62. Goat Tying – There were no changes in points as the top three held their positions. Rice missed max by one, Kay Cochran added 18 to her total, and Annie Rose Seifert picked up some ground with 20 points. Points Standings – K Rice 109, K Cochran 91, AR Seifert 88. Cutting – Carpenter just keeps improving putting 29.5 points on the board to stay in first. Biglow didn’t hurt her No. 2 standing with a 22.5 showing, and Kallie Goss slipped past Rice into the No. 3 spot scoring 25. Rice ended up three points out of third putting up 15 points. Points Standings – C Carpenter 102, T Biglow 93, K Goss 83. BOYS EVENTS Bareback – Colton Onyette may be riding alone, but that didn’t hold him back as he nailed 30 points for his effort. Points Standings – C Onyette 70. Saddle Bronc – Clayton Brum couldn’t stay on board this trip, but like Onyette, he’s a lonesome cowboy. Points Standings – C Brum 20. Bull Riding – Tyler Stueve continued his mastery of the bulls by scoring a perfect 30 to move well out in front. Colby Demo earned a second-straight 18 to go from a tie for fifth to second. Robert Braiser rode for 15 points, but still slipped into third. Brum fell to fourth after failing to score. Points Standings – T Stueve 68, C Demo 36, R Braiser 34. Steer Wrestling – Leader Jaed Hare tacked on 29 points to go with the 30 he had Nov. 5-6, and now leads by 60. Jesse Clark got on the scoreboard with 19. Points Standings – J Hare 79, J Clark 19. Tie Down Roping – Another outstanding performance by Seth Bowling kept him safely in first as the top three ropers kept pace. Bowling scored 23, No. 2 C.J. Beauregard added 12 to his totals, and Riley Jackson crept a little closer to Beauregard with 16 points. Brum took over fourth with 18 points. Points Standings – S Bowling 92, CJ Beauregard 74, R Jackson 64. Cutting – Jordan Sparrowk posted 30 points to go with the 30 he had Nov. 5-6 and held onto his narrow lead over Chase Bisby. Bisby had his second-straight 27 to keep second, and Brum garnered 24 to stay safely in third. Clayton Biglow was again shut out and fell further behind the pack. Points Standings – J Sparrowk 111, C Bisby 103.5, C Brum 95.5. MIXED Team Roping-Header – Brum hung 29 points on the board to tighten his grip on No. 1. Carpenter scored nine to stay in second place. Sparrowk collected 15 points to move into third from his previous No. 5 position. Coral Alberi dropped from No. 3 to No. 5 after no score. Points Standings – C Brum 91, C Carpenter 63, J Sparrowk 54. Team Roping-Healer – There was some movement, but not much, as Tyler Gibbs added 13 to his point totals to stay on top in the standings. A nine-point effort by Jackson kept him in second, but Bowling’s 15 (best of the day) moved him from sixth to third. He replaced Rice, who failed to score and fell into a tie for fourth. Points Standings – T Gibbs 71, R Jackson 63, S Bowling 54. The next CHSRA District 3 rodeo is scheduled for Jan. 14-15, Lincoln Rodeo Grounds. For more information on high school rodeo, visit E-mail News Messenger Sports at