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For the week of June 4 - 10, 2003


Circuit champs crowned at Gooding rodeo

Fifth District finale

Last weekend’s Fifth District High School rodeo finale in Gooding nailed down final standings of the circuit.

All-Around winners were Italy Jo Eames of Gooding (311 points) over Reserve All-Around Cady Mae Coates of Gooding (251.5), and Richie Dukes of Corral (165 points) over Cody Turner of Gooding (143).

Cassi Rushton of Bellevue was district rodeo queen. First runner-up was Sarah Pierson of Gooding.

For the two-day Gooding rodeo alone, there were all-around winners.

All-Around girls for the first and second go-rounds were "Rookie of the Year" Katie Garcin of Gooding (30) and Malerie Born (29). Reserves were Eames (28) and Hailey Harris (25).

All-Around boys for the go-rounds were Richie Dukes (25) and Ted Walker of Glenns Ferry (19). Reserves were Jared Telford (17), Cody Turner (17) and Tyler Brown (17).

Carey and Wood River rodeo hands did well at Gooding.

Wood River freshman Kortnee Hurless (21.095 and 21.110 seconds) won both pole bending go-rounds and finished the spring circuit as the state-qualifying pole bending queen.

Carey freshman Amanda Hill won the first go in barrel racing and was fourth in the first pole bending. Carey junior Julee Hill placed fourth in breakaway roping.

Amanda Hill finished third in the pole bending season standings, and tied for fifth in barrel racing overall.

Natalia Ferris and Ashley Smith of Wood River finished in the top two of cow cutting at Prescott’s Arena.

Final circuit leaders:

Bareback: 1—Cody Luper 30. Saddle bronc: 1—Richie Dukes 40. Steer wrestling: 1—Clay Swan 83. 2—Cody Turner 81. 3—Dukes 60.

Bullriding: 1—Chris Hunt 38. 3—Randy Lundergreen 27. Calf roping: 1—Ted Walker 80. 7—Dukes 35. Team roping: 1—Ted Walker and Wes Kerr 62.

Breakaway roping: 1—Cady Mae Coates 66. 2—Eames 61. Barrel racing: 1—Eames 94. 5 (tie)—Amanda Hill 46. 10—Ashley Smith 30.

Pole bending: 1—Kortnee Hurless 76.5. 3—Amanda Hill 55.5. 10—Julee Hill 29. Goat tying: 1—Whitney Wines 91. 2—Eames 75.

Remaining schedule: State meet June 16-21 in Pocatello; and nationals July 22-28 at Albuquerque, N.M.

Check this week’s Local Life for photos of the May 16-17 Carey rodeo.



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