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Wednesday, June 2, 2004


Fifth District hands are set for state

Jerome rodeo finalizes qualifiers

Five Carey and Wood River rodeo team hands have qualified for June’s state competition in Pocatello, following the Fifth District high school rodeo wrap-up Friday and Saturday at Jerome County Fairgrounds.

Kade Smith (99 points) of Bellevue won the Fifth District high school boys’ cutting season title by a commanding margin and will join his older sister Ashley Smith at the state meet in Pocatello later this month. Express photo by David N. Seelig

Carey sisters Julee Hill and Amanda Hill have qualified in the timed events. Wood River siblings Ashley Smith and Kade Smith are tops in cow cutting. Randy Lundergreen of Carey made it to state in bullriding.

Julee Hill achieved state in barrel racing, pole bending (second place for the spring season) and breakaway roping. Amanda earned a state trip in barrel racing (second place for the spring season) and pole bending.

Winning the season cow cutting standings were Ashley Smith (80 points) and her brother Kade Smith (99) of Bellevue. Local riders Taylor Stoecklein (43) and Natalia Ferris (37) are other cutters eligible for state.

The state finals are June 14-19 in Pocatello. Here are some top results by go-round from the Jerome district finals, and state qualifiers by event:

Girls’ all-around winner: Italy Jo Eames (Gooding) 338 points. Reserve all-around winner: Cady Mae Coates (Gooding) 234. Rookie girl: Hailey Turner (Gooding) 56.

Boys’ all-around winner: Ted Walker (King Hill) 156 points. Reserve all-around winner: Sam Bray (Bliss) 149. Rookie boy: Rob Webb (Wendell) 148.

Barrel racing: 1—Italy Jo Eames 17.825 and 17.653 seconds. 2—Ashley Smith (WR) 18.254 and Julee Hill (Carey) 18.100. 3—Amanda Hill (Carey) 18.484 and 18.296. 9—Kortnee Hurless (Fairfield) 19.029. State qualifiers: 1—Italy Jo Eames 98. 2—Amanda Hill 73. 3—Cady Mae Coates and Julee Hill 60. 5—Jena Reed (Gooding) 34. 6—Kallie Axelson (Shoshone) 33.

Pole bending: 1—Italy Jo Eames 21.416 and 21.435 seconds. 2—Julee Hill 22.072 and Kortnee Hurless 21.661. 4—Amanda Hill 22.452. 8—Cassie Ann Rushton (WR) 23.526. State qualifiers: 1—Italy Jo Eames 86. 2—Julee Hill 53. 3—Amanda Hill 47. 4—Kortnee Hurless 45. 5—Hailey Harris (Shoshone) and Kallie Axelson 40.

Goat tying: 1—Cady Mae Coates 8.70 seconds and Malerie Born (Gooding) 10.34. 5—Kortnee Hurless 10.410 and 12.180. 8—Amanda Hill 14.360. 10—Julee Hill 12.000. State qualifiers: 1—Cady Mae Coates 77. 2—Chelsy Jess (Glenns Ferry) 71. 3—Italy Jo Eames 63. 4—Malerie Born 61. 5—Katie Garcin (Gooding) 54. 6—Sarah Pierson (Gooding) 50.

Breakaway roping: 1—Jena Bubak (Jerome) 3.67 seconds and Cady Mae Coates 3.37 seconds. 3—Julee Hill 5.04. State qualifiers: 1—Cady Mae Coates 71. 2—Katie Garcin 58. 3—Italy Jo Eames 55. 4—Jena Bubak 50. 5—Julee Hill 45. 6—Jessica Howard (Hammett) 39.

Team roping: 1—Ted Walker and Rob Webb 8.66 and 8.05 seconds. 5—Julee Hill and Amanda Hill 19.01. State qualifiers: 1—Walker and Webb 76. 2—Jena Bubak (Jerome) and Scott Black (Hammett) 52. 3—Clay Swan/Jared Telford (Jerome/Dietrich) 46. 4—Hailey Harris/Sam Bray 45. 5—Italy Jo Eames/Jessica Howard 36. 6—Matt Ervin/Trevor Ervin (Gooding) 35.

Bareback bronc: 1—Cooper Prow (Gooding) 49 points, and Jordan Childs (Gooding) 66. State qualifiers: 1—Cooper Prow 47. 2—Zach Fink (Dietrich) 30. 3—Cody Luper (Jerome) 28. 4—Jordan Childs 10. 5—Cary Livingston (Jerome) and Jade Cole 9.

Saddle bronc: 1—Cliff Toone (Gooding) 67 points, and Tyler Gebauer 53. State qualifiers: 1—Toone 79 points. 2—Cody Luper 19. 3—Kassidy Whittaker and Tyler Gebauer 10.

Bullriding: 1—Sam Bray 69 points, and Cliff Toone 70. State qualifiers: 1—Sam Bray 47. 2—Cliff Toone 29. 3—Joey Jackson (Jerome) 28. 4—Jordan Childs 27. 5—Randy Lundergreen (Carey) 25. 6—Marcos Noriega 18.

Steer wrestling: 1—Clay Swan (Jerome) 6.18 seconds, and Josh Danos 10.25. State qualifiers: 1—Clay Swan 57. 2—Payden Gebauer 41. 3—Kyle Vader (Hagerman) 38. 4—Josh Danos 36. 5—Dusty Vader (Hagerman) 28. 6—Jared Telford 15.

Calf roping: 1—Ted Walker 12.59 seconds, and Trevor Ervin 13.82. State qualifiers: 1—Ted Walker 80. 2—Rob Webb 72. 3—Tyler Wines (Gooding) 50. 4—Sam Bray 47. 5—Trevor Ervin 46. 6—Jack Stevens (Gooding) 40.5.


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