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MORMON LAKE, ARIZ. – The annual National Team Roping Tour (NTR) Cowboy Christmas was held at the Mormon Lake Arena from July 4-6. Events were also held July 5-7 in Rapid City, South Dakota, and July 6 in Hamilton, Texas.
Results of the Arizona ropings are as follows:
July 4
#10.5 Megabucks
Average: Tommy Jackson and Ryan Begay, 36.22, $5,530. 2. Benjamin Rascon and Irving Ortega, 39.92, $4,140. 3. Casey R. Green and Trey Nez, 42.01, $2,770. 4. Brian Carpio and Irving Ortega, 42.71, $1,380.
Short go fast time (not placing in average): Dagoberto Vega and Chino Silva, 11.59, $200.
#10.5 Truck Roping
Truck winner: Triston Cody
Average: 1. Wilton Wilson and Lambert Yazzie, 20.11, $6,660. 2. Aaron Velazquez and Gregory Carl Singletary, 20.24, $4,160. 3. Cy Singer and Cohen Wauneka, 21.09, $3,340. 4. Triston Cody and Eulogio Mendoza, 21.77, $2,780. 5. Dennis Chavez and Irving Ortega, 22.05, $2,500. 6. Triston Cody and Ty McCabe, 22.34, $2,220. 7. Jaycee Jenkins and Garrick Chee, 22.70, $1,940. 8. Juan Carpio and Ram Hughes, 22.99, $1,660. 9. Erik Becenti and Dylan Davis, 23.00, $1,400. 10. Brian Carpio and Ram Hughes, 23.01, $1,100. 11. Greg Singletary and Erik Rodriguez, 23.05, $500. 12. Travis Johnson and Beau Patterson, 24.08, $500. 13. Michael Eugenio Calmelat and Denton Dunning, 24.48, $500. 14. Raymond Rivera Galcan and Larren Kayonnie, 24.56, $500. 15. Tommy Jackson and Jackson Clark, 24.76, $500.
Short go fast time (not placing in average): Kevin Williams and Al Baloo, 8.25, $500.
July 5
#9.5 Megabucks
Average: 1. Ron Ramone and Bennie Ramone, 42.30, $3,650. 2. Steve Snider and Scott Stephens, 55.91, $2,190. 3. Jose Gonzalez Sr. and Antonio Carbajal, 32.57, $1,460.
Short go fast time (not placing in average): Jon Ramone and Bennie Ramone, 9.64, $200.
#9.5 Big 4th Bonus
Average: 1. Tommy Jackson and Sergio Navarrete, 24.85, $6,960. 2. Brynlee Jenkins and Andres Velazquez, 26.28, $4,400. 3. Jose Coronado and Danny Fernandez Rodriguez, 26.32, $3,020. 4. Jarret Baker and Aaron Velazquez, 27.16, $2,560. 5. Josie Durbin and Tommy Jackson, 27.67, $2,100. 6. Filip Williams and Aaron Fisher, 28.58, $1,860. 7. Ray Jodie and Ty McCabe, 29.73, $1,380. 8. Garrett Korb and Wyatt Wilms, 29.74, $920.
Fast time short go: Kristi Selph and Antonio Carbajal, 8.81, $200.
#7 Bonus
Average: 1. Jarin Davis and Dyland Davis, 35.18, $3,400 + saddles. 2. Esteban Ruiz and Jason McCabe, 37.69, $2,260 + buckles. 3. Jose Varela and Joel Bailon, 37.87, $1,750 + buckles. 4. Cutter Frisch and Javier Baeza, 39.01, $1,240 + buckles. 5. Daylene Williams and Tom Simpson, 40.05, $930 + buckles. 6. Branden Locke and Tom Simpson, 40.63, $720 + buckles.
July 6
#8 Megabucks
Average: 1. Ramona Farris and Troy Steward, 42.89, $2,380. 2. Kyle Mickelson and Byron Gibbs, 17.30 on 2, $1,310. 3. Gene Zuffranieri and Kim Williamson, 22.33 on 2, $880.
#8.5 Saddle Up
First through fifth place in the average also received saddles; 6th through 10th received breast collars. 1. Jose Varela and Derek Nez, 25.83, $4,300. 2. Garrett Korb and Wyatt Wilms, 26.78, $2,700. 3. Lauren Olson and Erick Minjarez, 28.78, $2,150. 4. Doyle Yazzie and Kevin Gorman, 29.69, $1,800. 5. Lorenzo Martinez and Ted Meredith, 30.34, $1,600. 6. Jerry Parris and Chino Silva, 30.42, $1,440. 7. Bo Althoff and Brian Lawson, 30.81, $1,260. 8. Doyle Yazzie and Jason McCabe, 31.27, $1,080. 9. Efrain Cuevas and Javier Baeza, 33.90, $900. 10. Luis Saenz and Matt Heave Henry, 34.70, $720.
#6 Buckle Up
First through fifth in the average also won buckles. 1. Leevy Williams and Terrell Jodie, 18.26, $2,340. 2. TK Boyer and Keith Gorman, 18.75, $1,560. 3. TK Boyer and Tom Simpson, 24.56, $1,240. 4. Justin McCabe and Sean Moore, 26.64, $900. 5. TK Boyer and Mike Gibson, 31.91, $460.