PAYSON, ARIZONA – The annual National Team Roping Tour (NTR) Cowboy Christmas was held at the Payson Event Center from July 3-5.
Results of the Arizona ropings are as follows:
July 3
#11.5 Megabucks
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: Trent Wood and Stanion Tso, 7.34, $200.
Average: 1. Jorge Ramirez and Roger Gishie, 29.68, $3,880. 2. Darryl Monroe and Casey Green, 32.15, $2,320. 3. Trent Wood and Rod Tso, 32.52, $1,550.
#10.5 Megabucks
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: Terrance Litson and Marcus Litson, 11.85, $200.
Average: 1. Jose Yanez Jr and Brye Hendricks, 40.08, $3,700. 2. Darryl Monroe and Rod Tso, 41.52, $2,780. 3. Rydan Livingston and Dain Livingston, 41.57, $1,850. 4. Fabian Varela and Bryan Cordova, 41.77, $920.
The Red, White & Blue #10.5
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: Adrian Escalante and Bryson Alder, 7.32, $300.
Average: 1. Christian Ramirez and Dain Livingston, 36.20, $5,150. 2. Cassidy Evans and Adrian Escalante Jr, 36.34, $3,430. 3. Jana Smith and Travis Wilde, 37.67, $2,720. 4. Tim Kepler and Justin Putz, 38.50, $2,000. 5. Jose R. Royo and Travis Stodghill, 38.83, $1,000.
July 4
#9.5 Megabucks
Fast time short go: Edgar Nevarez and Adan Quezada Quintana, 9.26, $200.
Average: 1. Edgar Nevarez and Adan Quezada Quintana, 42.31, $4,180. 2. Filip Williams and Tyrel Albright, 48.34, $2,500. 3. Steve Snider and Keith May, 52.79, $1,670.
#9.5 Big 4th Bonus
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: Juan Orozco and Braiden Washburn, 13.85, $300.
Average: 1. Cassidy Evans and Jimmy Moreno, 38.25, $7,160. 2. Cassidy Evans and Dain Livingston, 42.85, $4,760. 3. Ezra Morris and Osvaldo Baca, 48.11, $3,700. 4. Cory Parker and Bryan Cordova, 48.32, $2,600. 5. Jesus Hernandez and Garrett Odle, 52.82, $1,960. 6. Darryl L. Monroe and Travis Kracht, 53.61, $1,520.
#7 Bonus
Average: 1. Trevor Green and Dwight Dixon, 31.33, $3,300 + saddles. (Second through eighth place received buckles) 2. Dillon Cole Gonzalez and Brennan Gonzalez, 33.28, $2,080. 3. Morgan Williams and Utah Reed, 34.5, $1,420. 4. Manuel Gomez and John Murer, 35.34, $1,200. 5. Ramon Arrieta and Bill Bear, 38.03, $1,000. 6. Derek Mendoza and Boots Maria, 38.99, $870. 7. Mike R. Dean and Kandale Begay, 39.19, $660. 8. Callie Fisher and Ricardo Murrieta, 41.51, $440.
Rising Stars
5 yrs & under: Cesar Isais.
6-8 yrs: Mason Draper.
9-12 yrs: Lexi Draper.
July 5
#8.5 Megabucks
Average: 1. Garrett Loretto and Aaron Fisher, 27.83, $2,420. 2. JJ Becker and Joe Castro, 34.53, $1,440. 3. Jeff Hunt and Joe Castro, 39.51, $960.
#8.5 Saddle Up
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: Candelario Chaparro and Hernandez Bryan Cordova, 8.92, $300.
Average (1st-5th received saddles): 1. Dillon Cole Gonzalez and Brennan Gonzalez, 25.28, $5,000. 2. Jesus Hernandez and Ricardo Murrieta, 26.12, $3,100. 3. Luis A. Torres and Travis Lyons, 26.75, $2,500. 4. Cliff Wixson and Cleve Sangster, 26.87, $2,060. 5. Chandler Ramone and JJ Henio, 27.55, $1,860. 6. Armando Chavez and Robbie Tanner Thompson, 29.51, $1,700. 7. Tyler Rezzonico and Orlando Baca, 31.87, $1,000. 8. Jesus Hernandez and Julio Cesar Talamantes, 30.81, $1,220. 9. Tyler Rezzonico and Orlando Baca, 31.87, $1,000. 10. Hunter Benson and Nathan Wagner, 32.05, $800. 11. David Lake and Nathan Wagner, 32.28, $500. 12. Chucky Lester and JJ Henio, 32.50, $500.
#6 Buckle Up
Average (1st-5th received buckles): 1. Teo Villalobos and Laurel Jones, 21.22, $2,600. 2. Baudel Ramirez Sr and Alonso Ramirez, 23.30, $1,720. 3. Tanner McBride and Hank Kracht, 23.83, $1,350. 4. Kamron DiMarco-Kracht and Rene Salgado, 30.73, $1,000. 5. Kamron DiMarco-Kracht and Ramireo Delgado Jr, 31.09, $500.


#9.5 Megabucks winners on July 4 were Edgar Nevarez and Adan Q. Quintana.


Winners of the #7 Bonus on July 4 were Trevor Green and Dwight Dixon.


Winners of the #6 Buckle Up Roping on July 5 were Teo Villalobos and Laurel Jones.


Winners of the #8.5 Megabucks on July 5 were Garrett Loretto and Aaron Fisher.


Cassidy Evans and Jimmy Moreno won the #9.5 Big 4th Bonus Roping on July 4.