Rodeo wraps up as District 3 moves on to the State Finals
It was made official May 4-5 as California High School Rodeo Association District 3 closed out its regular rodeo season at the Lincoln Arena.
Two familiar faces, Cheyanne Carpenter and Clayton Brum, received their saddles for All Around performances for both cowgirls and cowboys. The easy-in-the-saddle duo are multiple All Around winners, including last year.
Carpenter, a senior, earned 789.5 points competing all year in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway roping, cutting and team-roping header.
“The past four years of high school rodeo, on top of the three years before that of junior high rodeo, have definitely been seven years that I will never forget,” said Carpenter. “As I reflect upon the past seven years, I wouldn't change a single moment if I could.”
Brum tallied 792 points participating in saddle bronc riding, bull riding, cutting and header in team roping. The junior should be back next year to perhaps add another saddle to his growing collection.
Reserved All-Around Cowboy was Clayton Biglow and Katie Rice was Reserved All-Around Cowgirl. Rookie Cowboy went to Cody Buchanan and Molly Sparrowk was named Rookie Cowgirl.
Barrel Racing – Coral Alberi 162 points; other state qualifiers Cierra McClure, Cheyenne Carpenter, Annie Rose Seifert, Dakota Montagne, Carlie Bisby.
Pole Bending – Alex Carpenter 159 points; other state qualifiers Cheyanne Carpenter, Madison Horton, Montagne, Emma Jones.
Goat Tying – Rice 215 points; other state qualifiers Macey Cox, Rachael Bertram, Cheyanne Carpenter, Seifert.
Breakaway Roping – Rice 150 points; other state qualifiers Katie Lee, Seifert, McClure, Horton.
Cutting – Cheyanne Carpenter 213.5 points; other state qualifiers Rice, Hannah Briggs, Sparrowk, Janelle Oakham.
Tie Down Roping – Brum 186.5 points; other state qualifiers Mason Mardesich,
Buchanan, Wyatt Adams, Biglow.
Steer Wrestling – Luke Pfister 145 points; other state qualifiers Mardesich, Buchanan, Jesse Clark, Andrew Madden.
Saddle Bronc – Brum 160 points; other state qualifier Mardesich.
Bareback Bronc – Biglow 160 points; other state qualifiers none.
Bull Riding – Brum 148 points; other state qualifiers Robert Braiser, Colby Demo, Levi Johnson, Wyatt Redamenti.
Cutting – Biglow 193.5 points; other state qualifiers Brum, Colton Applegarth, Chance Denier, Chase Bisby.
Header – Seth Adams 162 points; other state qualifiers Tyler Gibbs, Mardesich, Cheyanne Carpenter, Brum.
Heeler – Wyatt Adams 162 points; other state qualifiers Buchanan, Pfister, Clark, Biglow.
District 3’s Horse of the Year was Cowboy, owned by Sam Seifert.
Scholarships were awarded to: Alberi, Bertram, Bisby, Briggs, Cheyanne Carpenter, Cox, Tay Creeks, Rachel Golden, Levi Johnson, Lee, Montagne, Oakham, Redamenti, Rice, Annie Rose Seifert, Kaitlyn Shusta and Allie Walker.
Cheyanne Carpenter offered her reflections on the loss of Dionoti “Dino” Mosley of Middletown and CHSRA District 2. Mosley was a bull rider, who was killed in an automobile accident earlier this month.
“Lastly, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the Mosley family for their loss,” Carpenter said. “Dino was an amazing young man and may he continue to ‘ride rank’ up above.
“I wish the best of luck to those along their journey of high school rodeo and life in general,” she added. “Be sure to make the most of every minute because it doesn't last forever.”
UPDATE _ District 3 junior state alternate Wyatt Dornbush has received word he will be competing at the Junior National Finals in New Mexico in late June. Dornbush will compete in chute dogging.