By Julie Johansen
Several Carbon and Emery rodeo team members placed in the top ten at the first weekend rodeos of the Dixie 6 series.
On Thursday evening, Emery’s Riata Christiansen was crowned queen to reign over the weekend events. Kortney Backus from Carbon placed fourth in the queen contest.
On Friday at the Milford rodeo, Nathan Urie of Emery placed second in the saddle bronc competition. Spartans Ty Gordon and Taylor Wilstead captured second in team roping while Emery’s Louie Ivie and his partner Stefan Ramone, SUC, placed sixth. Emery’s Hayden Cloward roped fast enough to place third in tie-down roping. Spartan McKoy Christiansen placed fifth in reining cow horse.
Two Carbon team members, Jordon Pierce and Kolton Rhodes, captured points in the rifle shoot competition, placing third and fifth, respectively. Ty Funk from Emery also placed sixth in the rifle shoot on Friday. Pierce also captured fourth in the trap shoot and Dino Jaydon Thomas took sixth place.
Saturday, Blue Mountain sponsored the rodeo and more team members received points. Morgan Jensen of Carbon placed sixth in barrel racing. Ivie captured top honors and Christiansen placed fifth in tie-down roping. Pierce was first in rifle shoot and third in trap shoot. Funk finished fourth in rifle shoot.
All these members are gleaning points to add to their overall standing in the state competition.