Kade Smith, 15, a junior-to-be at Wood River High School, captured the boys' cow cutting title at the Idaho State High School Rodeo Finals in Pocatello Monday, June 18.
It was a highlight for District Five and local competitors during the six-day competition for 513 entrants at Bannock County Fairgrounds. There were 12 classes.
Riding his family's five-year-old buckskin gelding Instant Bucks, affectionately known as Peanut Butter, Smith won all three go-rounds, scoring a high mark of 147.5, to post 55 total points.
In the girls' cutting competition won by Kimberly's Shae Prescott, Carey's Brittany Hennefer rode to fourth place with 34.5 points.
Smith and Hennefer by placing in the top four qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals in Gillette, Wyoming, July 18-24.
The state all-around winners were Corey Price of Pocatello and Wyatt Smith. District Five cowboys Ted Walker of King Hill and Rob Webb of Wendell won team roping by a good distance, and then went 1-2 with Webb on top in calf roping.
Here are the overall and event results, the top four in individual events qualifying for nationals:
Boys' All-Around: 1—Wyatt Smith 178 points. 2—Ted Walker, King Hill, 133.5. 3—Rob Webb, Wendell, 99. 4—Monty Johnson 75.5.
Boys' Rookie-of-the-Year: 1—Bailey Tubbs, Filer, 63.5 points. 2—Jace Austin 29.5. 3—Colton Walchli 28.5. 4—Jake Ruby 23.
Girls' All-Around: 1—Corey Price, Pocatello, 112.5 points. 2—Clarissa Tavenner 86. 3—Bailey Guthrie 82. 4—Lacey England 81.5.
Girls' Rookie-of-the-Year: 1—Bailey Guthrie 82 points. 2—Jessea Kack, Filer, 38. 3—Hailey Shrader 30.5. 4—Cheyanna Robinson 28.5.
Queen: 1—Ashley Nash, Tyhee.
Saddle bronc: 1—Cade Taylor, Oakley, 52.5 points (74- and 75-point rides in the first and third gos). 2—Wyatt Smith 47.5. 3—Monty Johnson 40. 4—Bailey Tubbs, Filer, 38.
Bareback bronc: 1—Eric Mader 52 points (81- and 85-point rides in the first and third gos). 2—Brad Reeder, Filer, 47.75. 3—Justin Stewart, Buhl, 43.75. 4—Morgan Earl 42.
Bullriding: 1—Boedie Evans 52 points (79-71-76 point rides). 2—Brad Reeder, Filer, 41. 3—Justin Prophet 40. 4—Tylee Lanham 33.5. Local cowboy: Brad Hunt, Carey.
Steer wrestling: 1—Stetson Jensen 44 points (5.75 and 5.39 times in the second and third gos). 2—Wyatt Smith 43.5. 3—Bridger Ward, Murtaugh, 35. 4—Scott Roeser 31.5. Local cowboys: Bryan Hill and Moj Broadie, Carey.
Calf roping: 1—Rob Webb, Wendell, 52 points (11.80, 12.27 and 10.99 times). 2—Ted Walker, King Hill, 45.5. 3—Ladd Howell 35. 4—Tavlon Smuin 29.5.
Polebending: 1 (tie)—Sammy Jo Telford and Corey Price, Pocatello, 47.5 points apiece. 3—Rose Fields 41.4. 4—Lindsey Briggs 34.5. Local cowgirls: Amanda Hill, Carey, and Kortnee Hurless, Fairfield.
Goat tying: 1—Gloria King 37 points (8.01 and 8.03 times in the second and third gos). 2—Nicole Manson 34. 3—Corey Price, Pocatello, 33.5. 4—Clarissa Tavenner 30.5. Local cowgirl: Kortnee Hurless, Fairfield, 8.33 in her second go.
Breakaway roping: 1—Lacey England 41.5 points. 2—Cady Mae Coates, Gooding, 40. 3—Hailey Harris, Shoshone, 37. 4—Britney Edmondson 30.5. Local cowgirl" Amanda Hill, Carey.
Barrel racing: 1—Bailey Guthrie 47 points. 2—Clarissa Tavenner 39.5. 3—Jessea Kack, Filer, 38. 4—Mekelle Christopher 32.5. Local cowgirl: Amanda Hill, Carey, with times of 23.488 and 18.633.
Team roping: 1—Ted Walker, King Hill, and Rob Webb, Wendell, 47 points (8.86 and 8.56 times in second and third gos). 2—Robert Bean and Jason Duby 36.5. 3—Kallie Roeser and Katlen Schimmelpfen 35.5. 4—Ladd Howell and Sheldon Nielson 29. Local team: Amanda Hill and Bryan Hill, Carey, 23.49.