Last weekend Lincoln?County High held their annual?high school and junior high rodeos in Panaca.
Although the wind and dirt?made it a miserable day on Friday, the competitors were ready?for the competition. Local youth?were among the contestants as?well as ones that traveled from?all over Nevada.
Wylee Mitchell of Pioche?competed in the junior high?division and was first in barrel?racing on Friday with a time?of 16.833, second in breakaway?with a time of 5.88. In the goat?tying she placed 11th with a time?of 14.96. on Saturday she placed?eighth with a time of 11.90. In the?pole bending she placed first?at 21.788. On Saturday, Wylee?placed second in barrels with?a time of 17.708, fifth in poles at?22.313, which put her with the?fastest average time and she?won the buckle for barrels and?poles for the weekend. She also?won rookie and buckle for the?weekend.
Austin Romans of Pioche?competed in the calf roping and?team roping. He had tough luckwith a no time in each event?on Friday but was able to put a?run together to place 10th in the?team roping with partner Brian?Johnson of Las Vegas. Cheyenne?Romans of Pioche competed in?the breakaway and goat tying.She placed 18th in goats with a?time of 11.87, and 19th on Saturday with a 13.03. She had tough?luck in the breakaway and was?unable to stop the clock on either run. She also competed in?team roping both days with Averie Hebdon of Elko County.
Lacey Steele, a sophomore?from Alamo placed fourth in?the breakaway with a time of?3.31 and placed third on Saturday with a time of 2.82. She?also competed in the barrels?and placed 18th with a time?18.177, and had a penalty on the?second run on Saturday. Pole?bending she completed the pattern with a time of 22.547 and ?placed tenth on Saturday with a?time of 22.919. In the team roping with partner Daniel Eary,?they placed 13th with a time of?27.390 on Friday, and was able?to speed it up the next day to a?time of 9.29 to place fifth. Lacey?competed in the reined cow?horse and the cutting events?held last October. She placed?first and second in the cutting?and placed seventh overall in?the reined cow horse for both?days of that competition.
Tyler Bundy a freshman from?Alamo competed in the bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, and team roping. He won ?the steer wrestling on Friday?with a time of 6.25 but was unable to throw the second steer?on Saturday. He placed seventh?in the calf roping with a time of?21.45 but was unable to make?the loop work for a catch on?Saturday.
Macady Bundy also a member?of the Alamo rodeo club competed in the junior high division.?She placed third on Saturday?with a time of 5.86 in the breakaway. She had tough luck in the?ribbon roping event and was?unable to put a time down in the?books.
Joy Wadsworth also competed as well,?as did Macady Bundy, who is the Lincoln County Queen.
All in all Lincoln County was represented very well by the youth this year.?The end of the season is near with the state?finals being held in Fallon May 24-30. The?top four winners in each event will then?go on to compete at the national level. The?junior high nationals will be held in Lebanon, Tenn. and the High school nationals?will be held in Gillette, Wyoming.