FALLON, NEVADA – The 4th annual “Why Not?” Cowgirl Classic exceeded producer Nora Hunt-Lee’s expectations. With the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the cancellation of Reno Rodeo, the BFI moving to Oklahoma (which also held an all girl team roping and breakaway), would there be enough entries to host the event? The resounding answer was “yes.” There were 86 entries in the breakaway and 102 entries in the all girl team roping along with 21 goat tyers. An Open American Breakaway was also held.
When the dust had settled, local cowgirls won the AA awards with Grace Felton being named the champion and Jayce Blake, reserve.
Sponsors for 2020 included: WTR Electric, Equibrand, Outlaw Spirit, Heel-O-Matic, Smarty, Scott Thomas Saddlery, Cinderlite, Ropers Sports News, Snyder’s Pinenut Livestock Supply, Liz Younger, Hiibel Insurance, Lane & Associates, Great Basin Orthopedic, Tommy Lee Livestock, Fallon Livestock, LLC, S7S Tack Shop.
Victoria Jackson took the photos for the event and you can find her at vhangingheartphotography.
 MONDAY JUNE 21
BREAKAWAY: 4 for $200, 86 entries (enter twice)
Average: 1. Taylor Felton, 10.40 on four, $3,070. 2. Grace Felton, 10.51, $2,080 3. Grace Felton, 11.00, $1,650. 4. Samantha Kerns, 11.46, $1,200. 5. Fallon Ruffoni, 12.18, $990. 6. Brynn Lehman, 13.48, $880. 7. Hannah O’Connor, 14.26, $660. 8. Amelia Lancaster, 14.39,$440.
Fast Time: 1. Taylor Jones, 2.80, $300. 2. Fallon Ruffoni, 2.87, $200.
Open American: 12 entries
Average: Nora Hunt-Lee, 14.73 on four, $630. 2. Suzanne Williams, 15.89, $420. 3. Peyton Feyder, 16.11. 4. Bailey Bidwell, 10.30 on three. 5. Madison Horton, 6.15 on two.
ALL GIRL TEAM ROPING: 3 for $60, 102 teams, payoff is per team
Average: 1. Jayce Blake and Grace Felton, 26.83, $2,740. 2. Jayce Blake and Suzanne Williams, 28.20, $1,830. 3. Nora Hunt-Lee and Kim Grubbs, 31.70, $1,450. 4. Donna Nelson and Riata Goemmer, 33.70, $1,060. 5. Allie Norcutt and Natalie Norcutt, 33.98, $540.
Fast Time: 1. Allie Norcutt and Taylor Felton, 7.18, $300.
GOAT TYING: 2 for $100, 21 entries, enter twice
Average: 1. Maggie Usher, 16.48 on two, $600. 2. Maggie Usher, 17.14, $360. 3. Chloe Lambert, 17.29, $240.
Fast Time: 1. Maggie Usher, 8.06, $200.


Taylor Felton was the winner of the Breakaway Roping. – Vhangingheart Photo


Maggie Usher had the fastest time and won the average in the goat roping. - Vhangingheart Photo