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CAVE CREEK, ARIZONA – Dynamite Arena and Yost Events hosted its season opener October 16-17 in Cave Creek. Dynamite Arena is a favorite spot for ropers in the winter months and the season opener was open to everyone. With 1,748 teams over two days, the Dynamite Season Opener was one for the record books. This marked the largest opening weekend of all time.
Sat., October 16
#8.5 2-steer
Fast time short go: Ron Miller and Ron McDaniel, 8.43, $200.
Average: 1. Jerry Begay and Bob Barton, 17.80, $4,600 + buckles. 2. Ron Miller and Ron McDaniel, 17.94, $1,460. 3. Jessica Garcia and Bryant H. Begay, 18.93, $2,000. 4. Kelsi Yazzie and OT Jackson, 19.86, $1,680. 5. Tim Martin and Keith Gorman, 21.32, $1,380. 6. Mia Wilson and Dexter Williams, 22.13, $1,230. 7. Baudel Ramirez and Alonso Ramirez, 5.13 on 1, $920. 8. Marvin Redhorse and Wyatt Bradley, 6.74, $620.
#10.5 Opener
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: Carlos Rodriguez and Art Belis, 10.03, $300.
Average: 1. Antonio Cortez and Mark Linaweaver, 24.42, $8,040 + saddles. 2. Baudel  Ramirez and Edgar A. Silva, 25.67, $5,020. 3. Craig James and Delbert Platero, 25.78, $4,020. 4. Chad Etsitty and Bronwen Murphy, 26.42, $3,360. 5. Baudel Ramirez and Alonso Ramirez, 26.96, $3,020. 6. Antonio Cortez and Kory Sells, 27.34, $2,680. 7. Earl Bahe and Chuck Sells, 27.95, $2,340. 8. Dillon Connelley and Shawn Connelley, 27.96, $2,000. 9. Bud Swagel and Travis Wilde, 28.03, $1,680. 10. Jhett Judd and Frank Weidner, 28.08, $1,340.
#11.5 Hdcp
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: AJ Lutz and Delbert Platero, 8.36, $300.
Average: 1. OT Jackson and Roger Gishie, 35.36, $4,960 + buckles. 2. Nicholas Sells and Clay Cherry, 36.20, $3,300. 3. Rusty Helgerson and Heath Helgerson, 3792, $2,620. 4. Norbert Goldtooth and Delbert Platero, 38.48, $1,940. 5. Tyrell Spean and Brian Nastacio, 40.38, $960.
#13.5 Slide
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: Carlos Rodriguez and Nano Garza, 7.76, $300.
Average: 1. Clay Cherry and Alan Melendez, 29.86, $3,250. 2. Tanner Baldwin and Steven Gaona, 30.22, $2,440. 3. Clay Cherry and Logan Cullen, 30.77, $1,620. 4. John Henry Gaona and Logan Cullen, 34.01, $820.

Antonio Cortez and Mark Linaweaver were the winners of the #10.5 Opener on Saturday.

Sunday, October 17
#8.5 2-steer
Fast time short go: Antonio Cortez and Alex Cortez, 7.67, $200.
Average: 1. Antonio Cortez and Alex Cortez, 15.35, $4,140 + buckles. 2. Sean Moore and Keith May, 16.34, $2,580. 3. Harry Benally and Kade McConnell, 16.91, $2,060. 4. Zeb Pearce and Travis Wilde, 19.32, $1,720. 5. Kaley James and Terrance Granger, 21.67, $1,550. 6. Craig James and Troy James, 22.22, $1,380. 7. Derek Dempster and Morgan Wilson, 22.63, $1,200. 8. Jose Adrian Ochoa and Travis Wilde, 22.75, $1,040. 9. Amtonio Cortez and Horacio Nunez, 26.02, $860. 10. Felicia Beuchle and Connor Yazzie, 6.58 on 1, $680.
#10.5 Opener
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: Georgie Murray and Marshall Gregg, 8.53, $300.
Average: 1. Fabian Varela and Wyatt Poulsen, 21.13, $8,200 + saddles. 2. Karl Slim and Derek Williams, 21.46, $5,100. 3. Bryan Cordova and Jesse Hoover, 22.08, $4,100. 4. Truman Begay and Jarvis Woody, 23.28, $3,400. 5. Kobe Monroe and Marvin L. Yazzie, 23.39, $3,080. 6. Antonio Cortez and Kory Sells, 24.09, $2,720. 7. JR Becenti and Quentin Begay, 24.13, $2,400. 8. Tavon Noble and Quentin Begay, 24.34, $2,040. 9. Tristan Tabaha and Clayton Torres, 24.92, $1,700. 10. Carlos Rodriguez and Nathan Wagner, 25.41, $1,360.
#11.5 Hdcp
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: Nicholas Sells and Hank Benally, 8.09, $300.
Average: 1. Dustin Granger and Jesse Hoover, 28.07, $5,060 + buckles. 2. Fabian Varela and Jesse Hoover, 31.07, $3,380. 3. Fabian Varela and Ricardo Calixtro, 32.37, $2,680. 4. Antonio Cortez and Troy Begay, 33.36, $1,960. 5. Justin Sanders and Wyatt Lloyd, 33.96, $1,000.
#13.5 Super Slide
Fast time short go: Wawa Ben and Brandon K. Ben, 9.55, $300.
Average: 1. Wawa Ben and Brandon K. Ben, 35.30, $3,120. 2. Bill Dahozy and Clint Groff, 41.75, $1,860. 3. Derrick Ben and Brandon K. Ben, 42.27, $1,240.