State rodeo on
horizon for Fifth District hands
completed at Gooding
Wood River rodeo
club members Ashley Smith and Natalia Ferris (girls’ cutting) and Tara
Rushton (queen, barrel racing) have qualified for state rodeo
After a full
spring schedule of Fifth District High School rodeos, they were among
the top six finishers in the season standings of their events. So they
earned trips to state rodeo June 18-23 in Pocatello.
In a very close
race, Smith and Ferris finished 1-2 in the girls’ cutting standings.
Rushton, tied for sixth in barrel racing for the season, also won the
Fifth District queen contest ahead of Jerome’s Rachel Cox.
The final Fifth
District standings were determined at the district finals May 24-26 in
Winning the season
all-around cowboy and cowgirl titles were Dan Webb of Wendell (182
points), with Austin Turner (164) of Gooding second, and Italy Jo Eames
of Gooding (331), with Amy Walker of Glenns Ferry (328.5) a close
were Sam Bray of Bliss (37 points) and Eames (331).
At the Gooding
district finals, Walker edged Eames 54-51 for all-around girls’ honors
at that rodeo and Webb slipped past Turner 40-34.
In go-rounds at
the Gooding district finals, Ashley Smith made the top six in barrel
racing and polebending, and Rushton clocked a fourth-place barrel racing
another season-ending honor on the circuit, the Glambia scholarships
given for the highest grade-point averages combined with the top
all-around Fifth District rodeo points went to Austin Turner and Italy
Here are the final
top-six season standings for Fifth District hands headed to state:
racing: 1—Italy Jo Eames of Gooding 93 points. 2—Cheyanne
Goff of Valley. 3—Jeni Garcin of Gooding. 4—Whitney Wines of
Gooding. 5—Amy Walker of Glenns Ferry. 6 (tie)—Amy Webb of
Wendell and Tara Rushton.
roping: 1—Italy Jo Eames 73 points. 2—Jazz Harris of
Shoshone. 3—Amy Walker. 4—Whitney Wines. 5—Sheena Kuhn of
Gooding. 6—Jeni Garcin.
1—Italy Jo Eames 85 points. 2—Acee Laudert of Richfield. 3—Amy
Walker. 4—Sheena Kuhn. 5—Jazz Harris. 6—Jeni Garcin.
1—Amy Walker 91 points. 2—Jeni Garcin. 3—Whitney Wines. 4—Italy
Jo Eames. 5—Jazz Harris. 6—Sheena Kuhn.
cutting: 1—Ashley Smith of Wood River 86.5 points. 2—Natalia
Ferris of Wood River 85. 3—Whitney Wines. 4—Amy Walker.
cutting: 1—Wyatt Prescott of Valley 96 points. 2—Richie
Dukes of Corral) 94.
1—Dan Webb of Wendell 93 points. 2—Kyle Carter of Gooding. 3—Cody
Coates of Gooding. 4—T.C. Scheer of Jerome. 5—Wyatt Prescott. 6
(tie)—Ryan Pereira and Mitch Born of Gooding.
wrestling: 1—Austin Turner 75 points. 2—Cody Turner of
Gooding. 3—Ryan Pereira. 4—Stetson Weber. 5—Dustin Allison of
Jerome. 6—Josh Danes.
riding: 1—Dustin Wells of Gooding, the maximum 110 points,
winning every rodeo.
bronc riding: 1—Austin Turner 38 points. 2—Cory Ainsley. 3—Brody
Prow of Gooding. 4—Richie Dukes. 5—Joe Abernathy.
1—Ryan Childs 50.5 points. 2—Carl Haney of Gooding. 3—Jimmy
Lierman. 4—Casey Scott of Valley. 5—Brody Prow. 6 (tie)—Jerome
Leguineche of Gooding and Ty Jones.
1—Wes Kerr and Dan Webb of Glenns Ferry and Wendell 89 points. 2—Amy
Walker and Tyler Brown. 3—Brian Bartholomew and Clint Jones of
Jerome. 4—Jazz Harris and Kyle Carter. 5—Ryan Pereira and Mitch
Born. 6—Cody Coates and Kevin Thibault.