Local Teams Score Big at Spikers Rodeo

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Pictured: Hayden Cloward and Kycen Winn participate in the team roping competition

By Julie Johansen

Carbon and Emery rodeo teams attended the Spikers High School Rodeo held at the Golden Spike Arena in Ogden last weekend. On Friday morning, Riata Christiansen was chosen as the queen to reign over the weekend.

At Friday’s performance, McKoy Christiansen captured second place in the saddle bronc competition. In team roping, Louie Ivie and his partner were second and Hayden Cloward and his partner were third. Gus Christensen and his partner were ninth in the competition. Morgan Jensen was seventh in barrel racing. In the rifle shoot, Jordon Pierce was fifth and Kolton Rhodes eighth while Pierce took fifth. Casey Rich and Rhodes tied for 10th in the trap shoot division of the rodeo.

Then, on Saturday, Austin Allred won first place in bull riding while Cloward and partner captured first place in team roping. In the rifle shoot, Pierce was fifth,  Rhodes sixth and Jaydun Thomas finished 10th.

In the Utah High School Rodeo Association, a competitor must finish in the top ten at a rodeo in order to qualify for the state competition. Each place earns points beginning with 10 for first place and sequential down to one point for 10th place in each of the areas. Members accumulate points until the state finals that are in June.

After the two “gos” at state, all points are added as well as average points. Only the top 15 will participate in the final rodeo. All team members are working hard as the final months of rodeo for this year approach.

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