WICKENBURG, ARIZONA – NTR Season IX kicked off October 22 at Rancho Rio. Yost Events, Inc., produced the event which featured “megabucks” ropings and trophy saddles and buckles.

#11.5 Megabucks
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: Sean Moore and Johnny Rico, 8.54, $200.
Average: 1. Preston L. Cole and Clyde Gasser, 32.95, $4,060. 2. Greg J. Baker and Chris Wheeler, 36.47, $3,040. 3. Justin Franks and Chris Wheeler, 36.69, $2,030. 4. Sean Moore and Manuel Gonzales III, 38.94, $1,020.
#10.5 Megabucks
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: John Hannon and Angel Crosthwaite, 9.15, $200.
Average: 1. Brad Thomas and Marty Purcella, 33.19, $4,600. 2. Kelly E. Slayton and Manuel Gonzales III, 42.69, $1,350. 3. Don Lorow and Justin Putz, 44.12, $2,300. 4. Doug Lind and Ken Matheson, 47.61, $1,150.
#9.5 Saddle Up
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: Will Stewart and Travis Crow, 9.98, $300.
Average: 1. Bud Swagel and Marty Purcella, 27.08, $5,740 + saddles. 2. Skip Shamp and Ryan Wheatley, 28.64, $3,820. 3. John Wheaatley and Travis Crow, 29.14, $2,960. 4. Mark Goswick and Bryon Goswick, 29.30, $2,100. 5. Sean Moore and Marty Purcella, 30.76, $1,560. 6. Eric Ratliff and Bobby Willis, 31.01, $1,220.
#8.5 AZ Kickoff
Fast time short go, 1st not placing in average: Jerald Gaskin and Ezra Morris, 9.06, $300.
Average: 1. Jamie Walma and Adrian Yellowman, 33.82, $4,140. 2. Jerald Gaskin and Ezra Morris, 34.62, $2,760. 3. Richie Gonzales and Jake Huserik, 39.72, $2,180. 4. Richie Gonzales and Manuel Gonzales Jr., 41.30, $1,600. 5. Chris Baker and Barney Carnagey, 41.77, $820.
#7 Buckle Up
Average (1st-4th place received buckles): 1. Richie Gonzales and Troy A. Clark, 21.25, $1,860. 2. Shelley Murphy and Ashley Luce, 24.38, $1,400. 3. Rohn Alder and Betsy Ward, 24.69, $920. 4. Shelley Murphy and Nataani Garduno, 29.60, $460.