Colorado Cowboy Is All-Around Winner At Crawford Rodeo

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Garrett Uptain of Craig, Colo., was the all-around cowboy at Crawford’s Old West Trail Rodeo over the Fourth of July Weekend.

Uptain scored 86 points while aboard Summit Rodeo’s Sam Brown to win the saddle bronc riding, which had 28 contestants, and also placed third in bull riding with 74 points. 

Contestants for 11 states and a Canadian province were money winners at the rodeo.

Nebraska cowboys dominated the steer wrestling.  Kris Rasmussen of Riverdale was the winner in 4.8 seconds, Dru Melvin of Hebron was second in 5.5 seconds and Lane Day of Bartlett was third in 6.5.

The other event winners were: bareback riding—Tucker Zingg, Crow Agency, Mont.; 78.5 points; tie down roping—L.D. Meier, Limon, Colo., 10.0 seconds; team roping—Braden Puirrung, Hartford, S.D., and Coley Nicholls, Kinnear, Wyo.; 4.9 seconds; bull riding—Hayden Harris, Hulbert, Okla., 83 points; and barrel racing—Jenna Humble, Mud Butte, S.D., 17.40 seconds. 

Other Nebraskans who placed besides the steer wrestlers were Brett McAbee of Ansley, second in bull riding, and barrel racers Jill Eppert of Ashby and Trula Churchill of Valentine, fourth and fifth. 

The results follow:
Ranch Bronc Riding–1, Cody Miller, Emmett, Idaho, 74 points; 2, Zane Bishop, Longmont, Colo., 68; 3, Cobe Hinton, Ogallala, 65. (only qualified rides).

Bareback Riding–1, Tucker Zingg, Crow Agency, Mont., 78.5 points; $846; 2, Keenan Reed Hayes, Hayden, Colo., 78, $634.50; 3, Jade Taton, Kersey, Colo., 77, $423; 4, Chase Vossler, Cheyenne, 76.5, $211.50.

Saddle Bronc Riding–1, Garrett Uptain, Craig, Colo., 86 points, $1,039.17; 2, Ean Price, Leedy, Okla., 84, $787.25; 3, Garrett Long, Cheyenne, 80.5, $566.82; 4-5, Blaine Mathews, Pinedale, Wyo.,  Cooper Thatcher, Goodwill, Okla., and Q Taylor, Nanton, Alberta, 80, $299.15 each; 6, Jade Taton, Kersey, Colo., 79, $52.48.

Tie Down Roping–1, L.D. Meier, Limon, Colo., 10.0 seconds, $864.80; 2-3, Rance Marshall Johnson, Philip, S.D., and Darnell Johnson, Fowler, Colo., 10.4, $540.50 each; 4, Luke Potter, Maple City, Kan., 10.8, $216.20.

Steer Wrestling–1, Kris Rasmussen, Riverdale, Neb., 4.8 seconds, $752; 2, Dru Melvin, Hebron, Neb., 5.5, $564; 3, Blare Romsa, Laramie, Wyo., 6.0, $376; 4, Lane Day, Bartlett, Neb., 6.5, $188.

Team Roping–1, Braden Puirrung, Hartford, S.D., and Coley Nicholls, Kinnear, Wyo., 4.9 seconds, $659.62 each; 2, Zane Thompson, Cheyenne, and Luke Potter, Maple City, Kan., 6.0, $494.70; 3, Steve Sherwood, Snowflake, Ariz., and Owen Perkins, Sturgis, S.D., 6.1, $329.80; 4, Zane Murphy, Cheyenne, and Dusty Taylor, Craig, Colo., 6.9. $164.60.

Barrel Racing–1, Jenna Humble, Mud Butte, S.D., 17.40 seconds, $549.44; 2, Amy Jo Riesdorfer, Cheyenne, 17.59, $477.52; 3, Nicole Waggoner-Ludwick, Pueblo West, Colo., 17.69, $405.89; 4, Jill Eppert, Ashby, Neb., 17.85, $334.26; 5, Trula Churchill, Valentine, 17.87; $262.63; 6, Nicole Bice, Killdeer, N.D., 17.88, $199.10; 7, Kortni McConnell, Hereford, Texas, 17.96, $47.75.

Bull Riding–1, Hayden Harris, Hulbert, Okla., 83 points, $1,134; 2, Brett McAbee, Ansley, Neb., 78, $850.50; 3, Garrett Uptain, Craig, Colo., 74, $567; 4, Lukasay Morris, Union Center, Okla., 72, $283.50.  

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