Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rodeo circuit kicks off at Glenns Ferry

Fifth District high school events

     Fifth District high school rodeo action debuts Friday and Saturday, April 11-12 at Glenns Ferry with the first of six weekend events leading up to the State High School Rodeo finals June 8-14 at Bannock County Fairgrounds, Pocatello.

     Forty cowboys and 26 cowgirls are listed on the Fifth District roster of competitors. The nine rodeo clubs represented in the District Five area north of the Snake River are Wood River, Carey, Fairfield, Gooding, Jerome, Richfield, Dietrich, Shoshone and Valley.

     Ready to compete from Carey are Kylie Castle and Matt Whitworth. Wood River competitors are Tayler Bosch, Kali Castle, Kendra Price, Sara Rau, Gaje Moats, Kein Sutton and Michael Flolo.

     Those from Fairfield are Whitnee Hurless, Leah Stewart, Adriane McGuire and Moetta Seaman.

     Returning are last year’s Fifth District reserve (second place) cowboy and cowgirl in the all-around standings—Wyatt Williams and Cassie Bahe, both of Gooding. Williams was also top rookie. Also back is last year’s top female rookie/cow cutting winner Jessica Anderson of Jerome.

     Other district rodeos are April 18-19 at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, April 25-26 at Shoshone, May 2-3 at Blaine County Fairgrounds in Carey, May 9-10 at Hailey Rodeo Arena and May 23-24 at Gooding for district finals. Generally, the Friday rodeos start at 7 p.m. and the Saturday rodeos at 2 p.m.

     Cow cutting dates are today, Wednesday April 9 at Van Greenwell’s in Paul, April 16 at Jim Schaeffer’s in Paul, May 7 and May 14 at Danny Thomason’s in Tuttle.

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