High school rodeo makes stop in Spanish Springs

The Nevada High School Rodeo Association made a stop in Spanish Springs on April 2-3.

Humboldt County’s Billy DeLong, who is leading the all-around standings was the runner-up in the saddle bronc average.

He tied for first in the opening performance and was second in the second performance with 65 points. Eyer Morrison of Wells won the saddle bronc with rides of 64 and 69.

DeLong placed fourth in boys cutting with 137.5 points, which included a runner-up finish in the first performance with 72.5 points. 

DeLong placed ninth in tie-down roping, after recording no time in the first performance. He bounced back to place fifth in the second performance with a time of 17.240.

Cooper Hill placed third in boys cutting with 139 points and was seventh in the rifle shoot.

Emma Garijo placed third in the pole bending average at 42.967 and had times of 21.425 and 21.542. Garijo finished eighth in barrel racing at 37.316, which included top-10 performances of 18.790 and 18.526. Garijo placed 22nd in the breakaway roping.  

Ashley Rookstool (133) and Natalie Mori (132.5) were seventh and eighth in girls cutting. Mori was fifth in the second performance with 68.5 points.

Lexi Garijo finished 19th in breakaway roping with two clean runs and was 23rd in barrel racing with time of 38.373.

Kayleigh Marshall placed eighth in the rifle shoot and 41st in barrel racing.

Gracie Lou Holman, Italy Jo Holman win for Battle Mountain

Battle Mountain’s Gracie Lou Holman left Spanish Springs with the breakaway roping average title at 8.070. She won the first performance at 4.15 and was third in the second performance with a time of 3.92.

Holman was fifth in girls cutting with 138 points, which included runs of 70 and 68 points, respectively.  

Italy Jo Holman won the pole bending average with a time of 40.638. She placed second in the first performance at 20.780 and was the only rider under 20 seconds on the weekend to win the second performance at 19.858.

She placed 12th in barrel racing with runs of 18.967 and 18.877 and placed 20th in breakaway roping. She missed he first calf but came back to place 10th in the second performance in a time of 5.030.

Amelia Lancaster tuned in a fifth-place finish in breakaway roping at 19.710, which included placing fourth in the second performance in a time of 4.040. 

She was fifth as well in the pole bending with an average of 43.821, including finishing fifth in the second performance with a time of 21.419. Lancaster placed 15th in barrel racing in a time of 44.043.

Jolena Ayers placed ninth in goat tying. She was third in the opening performance at 9.600 but did not have a time in the second performance. Ayers was 11th in barrel racing at 38.105, including placing ninth in the second performance in a time of 18.702. 

Desi Coombs was ninth in the barrel racing average at 41.989, including placing fourth in the first performance at 18.288. 

She knocked down a barrel in the second performance to finish at 23.701. Coombs placed 13th in the breakaway roping.

At the junior high level, Humboldt County’s Lane Byrd won the boys breakaway roping average and was ninth in boys cutting and he won the team roping with partner Cade Steward on Alamo in a time of 26.550. 

The duo won the first performance at 12.780 and was second in the second performance.

Huntley Byrd won the girls pole bending in a time of 42.097, sweeping both performances at 21.526 and 20.571. Byrd was seventh in barrel racing and 10th in girls breakaway roping.

Brynn Barto was the runner-up in barrel racing, Matti DeLong was fifth and Louise DeLong was eighth. Barto was also the runner-up in girls breakaway, while Matti and Louise DeLong were seventh and eighth, respectively in girls breakaway roping. Taylor Hill placed 14th in girls breakaway.

Barto was fifth in girls goat tying and Matti DeLong placed seventh. Barto and Matti DeLong placed fifth and sixth in pole bending, with Louise DeLong finishing 12th.

Matti DeLong and Fallon’s Wyatt peak won the ribbon roping average at 31.200 and Lane Byrd and Battle Mountain’s Jorja Mashburn were fifth. Battle Mountain’s Eli Lancaster and Eureka’s Quil Filippini were ninth in ribbon roping.

The Nevada High School Rodeo Association is in Fallon this weekend.