High school rodeo closes out regular season

The Nevada High School Rodeo Association closed out its regular season at Wells on May 14-15.

Humboldt County’s Billy DeLong claimed the top spot in the boys cutting average with 142.5 points. DeLong had performances of 71 and 71.5. 

DeLong earned a runner-up finish in saddle brock with an eight-second ride of 68 points in the first performance. 

Wells’ Eyer Morrison had the only other qualified ride, scoring 69 points in the opening performance to beat DeLong by a point.

DeLong added a second-place finish in steer wrestling with a time of 31.960. He had times of 17.930 and 14.030. He placed 12th in tie-down roping.

Cooper Hill finished third in the boys cutting average with 138 points, including a win in the second performance with 73 points. In addition, Hill placed 15th in tie-down roping.

On the girls side, Humboldt County’s Ashley Rookstool won the girls cutting average with 146 points. 

She was second in the opening performance with 72 points and she won the second performance with 74 points.

Lexi Garijo and partner Kaden Florez from Fernley were fourth in team roping. The duo placed second in the first performance with a time of 8.51 but did not have a time in performance two. Garijo placed 17th in barrel racing with times of 18.887 and 18.779.

Emma Garijo was sixth in breakaway roping, after winning the first performance at 3.63, which was the second fastest run of the weekend. Garijo missed her calf in the second performance.

Garijo placed sixth in pole bending with a time of 43.794, which included a second-place run in the final performance. She was 28th in barrel racing.

Battle Mountain’s Desi Coombs picked up a runner-up finish in barrel racing with a time of 35.879. Anna Van Norman won at 25.870.

Italy Jo Holman finished fifth in barrel racing and Amelia Lancaster was ninth.

Coombs added a fourth-place finish in breakaway roping with a time of 18.070, including a run of 4.27 in the first performance. Lancaster was sixth in breakaway roping.

Gracie Lou Holman finished eight in girls cutting and Lancaster placed 10th in pole bending. Italy Jo Holman finished 22nd in pole bending. Lancaster and Gracie Lou Holman picked up top-10 finishes in team roping.

At the junior high level, Humboldt County’s Brynn Barto was second in barrel racing, followed by Huntley Byrd and Matti DeLong in fifth and sixth, respectively. Taylor Hill was 16th, Louise DeLong 21st and Battle Mountain’s Jorja Mashburn 23rd.

Humboldt County’s Lane Byrd placed third in boys breakaway roping, followed by Ben Marvel in 10th and Bryce Fears in 12th. 

Bryce Fears and Lane Byrd placed sixth and seventh in boys goat tying and Wyatt Thomas. Logan Marshall and Ben Marvel were 10th, 11th and 12th.

Logan Marshall and Bryce Fears finished fifth and sixth in chute dogging and Huntley Byrd placed fifth in girls breakaway roping. Brynn Barto and Matti DeLong placed seventh and ninth in goat tying, Mashburn was 10th, Louise DeLong 12th, Battle Mountain’s Landry Meiman 14th and Hill and Huntley Byrd were 16th and 18th, respectively.

Huntley Byrd and Brynn Barto led a 1-2 finish in pole bending and Tylor Hill and Louise DeLong were 13th and 14th. Mashburn and Humboldt County’s Shailee Robison were 15th and 16th, respectively.

Lane Byrd and Mashburn won the ribbon roping and Louise DeLong and Wells Olen Morrison were fourth in ribbon roping. Battle Mountain’s Eli Lancaster and Ben Marvel and Huntley Byrd also had to-10 finishes in ribbon roping.

Battle Mountain’s Logan Lancaster, Eli Lancaster, Lane Byrd, Brynn Barto, Logan Marshall, Huntley Byrd and Bryce Fears had top-10 finishes in team roping.

The Nevada State High School Finals are underway at the Winnemucca Events Complex. The top four finishers in the final average standings qualify for the national finals.