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GILROY, CALIF. – V7 Roping Cattle and the Cozzitorto family produced a Team Roping Night Series during the summer months at the Gilroy Rodeo Grounds. ACTRA numbers were used with ropings held in June, July and culminating on the Thursday prior to the start of the Gilroy Rodeo.
High money awards went to ropers who placed the final night, August 12th, and had attended three out of the four ropings held. Andy Holcomb and Billy Aviles took home the buckles and Yetis.
The final roping of the series had a phenomenal 231 teams enter the #8 Handicap Pick & Draw 4 for $40/man. Mike Christensen and Daniel Green, were the champions with a time of  30.99, winning $1,485 each.
Following are results and all payouts are per man:
AUGUST 12
#8 HDCP P/D: 4 for $40, 231 teams
1st go: 1. Chase Helton and Stoney Boy Joseph, 4.95, $475. 2. Tanner Kent and Wyatt Hansen, 5.54, $350. 3. Andy Holcomb and Wyatt Hansen, 5.63, $235. 4. Tanner Kent and Daniel Green, Mike Christensen and Todd Hampton, Tanner Kent and Todd Hampton, Mike Christensen and Daniel Green, 5.65, $60 each.
Average: 1. Mike Christensen and Daniel Green, 30.99, $1,485. 2. Andy Holcomb and Wyatt Hansen, 31.69, $1,260. 3. Ryan Bettencourt and Daniel Green, 32.03, $1,030. 4. Jeremy Simonich and Will Cowden, 33.88, $800. 5. Jake Raine and Todd Hampton, 36.54, $570. 6. Pierce Wold and Will Cowden, 37.99, $375. 7. Jake Raine and Joe Robinson, 38.05, $200.
JULY 27    
#8 HDCP P/D: 3 for $30, 146 teams
1st go: 1. Andy Holcomb and CJ DeForest, 5.78, $200. 2. Caden Clay and Andy Holcomb, 6.23, $150. 3. Preston Burgess and Danny Leslie, 6.26, $100. 4. CJ DeForest and Stoney Boy Joseph, 6.31, $55.
Average: 1. CJ DeForest and Stoney Boy Joseph, 24.71, $610. 2. Kevin Wlkinson and Will Cowden, 26.57, $500. 3. McKenna Wood and Will Cowden, 27.09, $610. 4. Jake Raine and Andy Holcomb, 28.43, $290. 5. Juan Ramirez and Danny Leslie, 29.65, $190. 6. Sager Nevarez and Billy Jay Aviles, 29.81, $100.
JULY 13
#8 HDCP P/D: 3 for $30, 139 teams
1st go: 1. Juan Ramirez and Joe Robinson, 5.59, $195. 2. Andy Holcomb and CJ DeForest, 5.72, $150. 3. Chance Caudle and Jake Bourdet, 5.87, $100. 4. Kevin Wilkinson and Danny Leslie, 6.0, $50.
Average: 1. Juan Ramirez and Adolfo Nunez, 18.14, $575. 2. Beth Hitchcock and Eric Cozzitorto, 19.32, $475. 3. Billy Aviles and Billy Jay Aviles, 19.44, $375. 4. Juan Ramirez and Danny Leslie, 22.34, $275. 5. Juan Ramirez and Jake Bourdet, 22.47, $185. 6. Darrick Hoskins and Joey Acevedo, 22.62, $100.
JUNE 22
#8 HDCP P/D: 3 for $30, 101 teams
1st go: 1. Juan Ramirez and Kolton Matthews, 5.55, $140. 2. Preston Burgess and Eric Cozzitorto, 6.08, $105. 3. Jake Raine and Joey Acevedo, 6.24, $70. 4. Herman Delgadillo and CJ DeForest, 6.49, $35.
Average: 1. Jake Raine and Joey Acevedo, 22.79, $450. 2. Dina Cupit and Chance Machado, 23.90, $375. 3. Preston Burgess and Eric Cozzitorto, 24.96, $300. 4. Billy Armedariz and Joey Acevedo, 26.0, $225. 5. Blake Foirtuno and Joey Acevedo, 26.19, $155.  


Will Cowden was the high money buckle winner on July 27th. Presenting is Eric Cozzitorto along with his son Axel and daughter Cassadee.