MORMON LAKE, ARIZ. – National Team Roping held its Labor Day celebration and truck roping August 31 through Sept. 2 at the Mormon Lake Arena. High point roper of the truck roping on Saturday was Uriel Murrieta, who won a new RAM 3500 pickup.

Sat., August 31
#10.5 Megabucks
Fast time, short go: first not placing in average: Doyle Thompson and Armando Efrain Murrieta, 8.74, $200.
Average: 1. Jaycee Jenkins and Luis Mendiaz Marin, 36.22, $5,140. 2. Brian Carpio and Luis Mendiaz Marin, 39.42, $3,860. 3. Brynlee Jenkins and Trym Jenkins, 39.54, $2,570. 4. Cornelius  Yazzie and Karlis Yazzie, 48.13, $1,280.

#10.5 Truck Roping
Fast time, short go: first not placing in average: Shaunti Short and Dylan Davis, 9.25, $500.
Average: 1. Cy Singer and Aaron Velazquez, 20.47, $5,200. 2. Wacey White and Colin Bitsoie, 20.94, $3,000. 3. Edgar A Silva and Elrid Tohe, 21.89. $2,100. 4. Tommy Jackson and Uriel Murrieta, 22.84,  $1,800. 5. Bernardo Hernandez and Uriel Murrieta, 23.07, $1,500. 6. Liddon Begay and Howard Begay, 23.35, $1,300. 7. Ramon Hernandez and Armando Efrain Murrieta, 23.42,  $1,000. 8. Tommy Jackson and Cohen Wauneka, 23.81, $680. 9. Travis Hamblin and Andres Velazquez, 24.49, $500. 10. Earl Bahe and Sergio Garcia. 25.82, $500.

Sun., September 1
10.5 Megabucks
Fast time, short go: first not placing in average: Kate Buchanan and Kurt Richardson, 8.56, $200.
Average: 1. Octavio Robles and Armando Efrain Murrieta, 33.78, $3,680. 2. Brennan Tallman and Chance Williams, 36.13, $2,220. 3. Jaycee Jenkins and Luis Mendiaz Marin, 36.38, $1,470.

#9.5 Megabucks
Fast time, short go: Benny Murrieta and Ramon Hernandez, 14.42, $200.
Average: 1. Benny Murrieta and Ramon Hernandez, 51.52, $3,880. 2. Dean Drosos and Mark Etter, 53.03, $2,320. 3. Mary Vermedahl and Wade Hansen, 35.93 on 3, $1,550.


CJ Corlett and Glenn Yazzie were the winners of the #7 Buckle Up roping.

#7 Buckle Up
Average (all received buckles): 1. CJ Corlett and Glenn Yazzie, 14.77, $4,000. 2. Francisco Pacheco and Colt Stephens, 15.80, $2,420. 3. Justin McCabe and Delbert Richardson, 16.16, $2,000. 4. Ray Jodie and Bill Bear, 18.47, $1,600. 5. Jorge Payan and Terrell Jodie, 18.66, $1,400. 6. Edgar A. Silva and Alan Melendez, 21.69, $1,300. 7. Ramon Hernandez and Gabriel Ortega, 22.13, $1,100. 8. Gerry Ward and James Neinast, 24.20, $1,000. 9. Antonio Cortez and Marcos Renteria, 25.21, $800. 10. Randus Christensen and Weston Little, 25.29, $650.

#9.5 Saddle Up
Fast time, short go: first not placing in average: Armando Efrain Murrieta and Alan Melendez, 12.50, $200.
Average (1st-4th received saddles; 5th-10th buckles): 1. Daniel Trejo and Rene Morales, 25.22, $4,600. 2. Kaylum Hovey and Brody Shott, 25.77, $2,860. 3. Edgar A. Silva and Alan Melendez, 27.74, $2,300. 4. Daniel Yanez and Garrett Odle, 27.75, $2,000. 5. Jaycee Jenkins and Dylan Davis, 29.55, $1,700. 6. Edgar A. Silva and Matthew J. Rivera, 29.88, $1,500. 7. Daniel Yanez and Clint Wood, 30.89, $1,400. 8. Cornelius D. Yazzie and Uriel Murrieta, 31.59, $1,100. 9. Eduardo Valdez and Jesus Vasquez, 32.72, $900. 10. Tommy Jackson and Troy Steward, 32.86, $760.


Cesar Castorena won a buckle in the Rising Stars Dummy Roping at the NTR Labor Day Celebration, 6-9 yr old division.

Rising Stars
5 & under: Rodrigo Yanez Jr.; 6-9 division, Cesar Castorena; 10-12, Jace Smith.

Mon., September 2
#8.5 Megabucks
Fast time, short go: Ramon Hernandez and Benny O. Murrieta, 13.73, $200.
Average: 1. Ramon Hernandez and Benny O. Murrieta, 51.86, $2,220. 2. Cory Christensen and Kevin Gorman, 41.49, $1,340. 3. Chris Hammond and Jolene Yellowman, 21.36, $890.


Edgar Quinonez and Enrique Quinonez were the winners of the #6 Buckle Up roping.

#6 Buckle Up
Average (all received buckles): 1. Edgar Quinonez and Enrique Quinonez, 24.20, $2,600. 2. Daylene Williams and Dale Williams, 24.43, $1,760. 3. Cherie Vetter and Juan Estrada, 24.62, $1,340. 4. Lyric Phillips and Dale Williams, 25.38, $900. 5. Teo Villalobos and Michael Sweeter, 25.70, $700. 6. Tristen Mulcaire and Ben Hatch, 26.71, $560.


Ricardo Murrieta and Benny O. Murrieta won saddles in the #8.5 Bonus Roping.

#8.5 Bonus Roping
Average: 1. Ricardo Murrieta and Benny O. Murrieta, 24.71, $4,200 + saddles. (2nd-6th also received buckles) 2. Rylee McRoberts and Wade Hansen, 24.77, $2,820. 3. Ximenia Quezada and Tanner Don Montgomery, $2,180. 4. Larry Shepard and Ryan McRoberts, 35.59, $1,520. 5. Tilly Jenski and Anthony Ponce Rivera, 36.92, $1,140. 6. Justin McCabe and Charles Mahkewa, 17.45, $900.