Rodeo Juniors nearing season finale

Juniors State Rodeo in May
By: Jim Linsdau of The Placer Herald and News Messenger
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The District 3 Juniors will wrap up their local rodeo season April 9-10 with the top five in each category qualify for the California State Juniors Rodeo May 12-18 in Plymouth.

District 3 rodeos are held at the Lincoln Arena south of Lincoln just before the Highway 65 overpass.

Rodeo is Saturday and Sunday, no admission fee. The awards will be given out Sunday afternoon.

A snack bar is available with plenty of chuck wagon favorites.

The following Junior cowboys and cowgirls hold the lead in points through February for each event. The District 3 champions will be awarded April 9-10.

All Around Cowboy – Kyle Mahon (2014 winner) 364 points; Colby Green 229, Kruz Conway 168. Cole Vineyard 144 and Pierce Wold 143.

All Around Cowgirl – Mackenzie Raper 233; Maddie Biglow 231, Rian Rusinek 225.5, Ava Evans 195 and Aby Black 172.

Junior Girls Events

Barrel Racing – Rian Rusinek 54, Maddie Biglow 50, Eva Evans 49, Ally Mardesich 35 and Mackenzie Raper 33.

Breakaway Roping – Mackenzie Raper 44, Rian Rusinek 35, Aby Black 35, Kaitlyn Bullivant 34 and Hayden Reinthaler 32.

Goat Tying – Aby Black 75, Mackenzie Raper 61, Ava Evans 54, Amanda Carey 52 and Maddie Biglow 51.

Pole Bending – Eva Evans 52, Maddie Biglow 49, Rian Rusinek 45, Mackenzie Raper 42, Hannah O’Connar 32 and Haley Hart 32.

Junior Boys Events

Breakaway Roping – Colby Green 60, Logan Anseth 45, Kruz Conway 45, Brady Roenspie 29 and Dean Sherbo 28.

Bull Riding – Logan Siller 48, Reno McGill 49, Kyle Mahon 36, Kell Hayden 0.

Chute Dogging – Kyle Mahon 75, Colby Green 64, Cole Vineyard 49, Michael Lubenko 26 and Brady Roenspie 15.

Goat Tying – Cole Vineyard 64, Colby Green 62, Kyle Mahon 60, Kruz Conway 53 and Pierce Wold 40.


Ribbon Robing – Maddie Biglow and Kyle Mahon 64, Mackenzie Raper and Kruz Conway 43, Hayden Renthaler and Pierce Wold 42, Rian Rusinek and Colby Green 33, and Ally Mardesich and Reno McGill 22.

Roping Header/Heeler – Pierce Wold and Kyle Mahon 40, Rian Rusenik and Logan Anseth 29, CC Scott-Smith and Kruz Conway 27, Brady Roenspie and Dean Sherbo 18, Reno McGill and Colby Green 10, and Amanda Carey and Mackenzie Raper 10.

More on District 3 Rodeo and the California High School Rodeo Association can be found at