Ropers Sports News | January-February 2023

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2023 ROPERS SPORTS NEWS PAGE 17 Riata Buckle Roping... From Page 16 there were five broken barriers and four misses. And YES, it is true that Colby Lovell and Dakota Kirchenschlager won $102,000 with a leg on steer number four. Look for more teams in this roping next year. There was a fair turnout in the first Riata breakaway, and it appears that the guaranteed $100,000 was the right dollar amount as the ropings paid roughly 300% of entry fees back to the ladies, which was comparative to the recordbreaking payback percentages in the team roping. The organizers have vowed to revamp their breakaway format for 2023 for growth and to leverage their payoffs as much as possible. All good news for breakaway ropers. The motivation to ride the best horses possible is a given for all ropers, but with the Riata Buckle promising qualifiers in all states, it might be time to take a good look at the large stallion list at RiataBuckle.com and consider a new back up mount. Results are per team: PRO FUTURITY Short go FT: Keven Daniel and Shay Carroll, 5.85, $1,500. Average: 1. Coby Lovell and Dakota Kirchenschlager, 39.55, $102,650. 2. Jake Smith and Douglas Rich, 39.57, $71,550. 3. Chris Francis and Cade Passig, 40.82, $52,850. 4. Billy Bob Brown and Kirby Blankenship, 41.08, $37,350. 5. Byce Jenkins and Colton Brittain, 41.99, $28,000. 6. Cody Snow and Wesley Thorp, 42.08, $18,600. #12.5 SLIDE ALLAGE #13.5 team not placing in Slide: 1. James Watson and Rhyder Nelson, 25.89, $4,000. 2. Lance Horner and Britt Williams, 25.96, $3,000. #12.5 team not placing in Slide: 1. Tripp Townsend and Jesse Valdez, 40.92, $4,000. 2. Shawn Gray and Kade E. Smith, 25.52, $3,000. #11.5 team not placing in Slide: 1. Rylie Smith and Cutter Duckett, 31.28, $4,000. 2. Jim Brinkman and Jon Pudwill, 32.17, $3,000. Average: 1. Kirby Blankenship and JD McGuire, 31.25, $69,000. 2. Hagen Thomas and Andy Holcomb, 31.38, $49,500. 3. Kylie McLean and Chad L. Smi th, 31.8, $34,500. 4. Lacey Felton and Zane Bruce, 32.05, $27,000. 5. Reed Boos and Tavis Walters 33.62, $23,400. 6. Ben Walker and Jared Hall, 33.82, $20,000. 7. Tavis Walters and Clay D. Hurst, 34.33, $17,000. 8. Brady Kyle and TJ Good, 34.35, $14,000. 9. Clay D. Hurst and Luke Miller, 34.36, $11,250. 10. Slick Robison and JohnRyon Foster, 34.87, $11,250. #12.5 SLIDE FUTURITY #13.5 team not placing in Slide: 1. Tarrant Stewart and CR Bradley, 38.76, $4,000. 2. Lance Horner and Britt Williams, 42.51, $3,000. #12.5 team not placing in Slide: 1. Clay Reynolds and Dillon Hoffman, 38.27, $4,000. 2. Bubba Garcia and Tripp Townsend, 39.52, $3,000. #11.5 team not placing in Slide: 1. Barry Berg and Rylie Smith, 41.64, $4,000. 2. Jessica Koppitz and Connor Stephens, 30.26, $3,000. Average: 1. Bo Crutchfield and Chris Littlefield, 33.34, $70,000. 2. Rodey Wilson and Cayce Lewis, 33.44, $52,000. 3. Kyle Brewer and Bubba Garcia, 35.07, $38,000. 4. Cole Davis and Brock Grashuis, 35.24, $32,500. 5. James Watson and Brady Kyle, 35.51, $26,500. 6. Roger Jones and Troy Stoll, 36.25, $20,000. 7. Roger Hutcheon and Jesse Nash, 36.43, $17,500. 8. Bryce Briggs and Culley Morgan, 36.44, $14,500. 9. Clay Armstrong and Troy Kitchener, 38.17, $11,500. 10. Shank Edwards and Ned Kiehne, 38.25, $9,000. #10.5 FUTURITY #10.5 team not placing in Slide: 1. Mark Moreland and Flint Mask, 28.85, $4,000. 2. James Watson and Culley Morgan, 30.32, $3,000. #9.5 team not placing in Slide: 1. Greg Kesler and Travis Brereton, 28.35, $4,000. 2. Rick Plummer and Dale Bennett 31.9, $3,000. Average: 1. Brooke Wilson and Tripp Townsend, 35.76, $71,000. 2. Darin Williams and Darren Johnson, 39.94, $53,250. 3. Seth Schafer and Kaleb Asay, 41.18, $38,800. 4. Josh Graff and Kaleb Asay, 42.61, $33,500. 5. Dillon Mundorf and Rob Swaim, 42.93, $27,000. 6. Jessie Nelson and Jim Bob Fritz, 43.15, $20,500. 7. Kelton McMillen and Tripp Townsend, 45.99, $18,000. 8. Jeff Tebow and Brock Grashuis, 51.72, $14,750. 9. Brent Reichmuth and Jim Brinkman 51.84, $12,000. 10. Brent Reichmuth and Travis Stevens, 26.69, $9,700. #10.5 ALLAGE #10.5 team not placing in Slide: 1. James Watson and Michael Angell, 43.27, $4,000. 2. Nathan Golay and Jeff Schieber, 27.84, $3,000. #9.5 team not placing in Slide: 1. Pete Kyle and Dale Bennett, 50.8, $4,000. 2. Danielle Wray and Rod Doggett, 24.39, $3,000. Average: 1. Ivy J. Hurst and Clay D. Hurst, 34.07, $71,000. 2. James Watson and Culley Morgan, 37.04, $53,250. 3. Brooke Wilson and Cayce Lewis, 37.87, $38,800. 4. Ryan Reeves and Colton Robins, 39.19, $33,500. 5. Landon Lugar and Nolan Grint, 41.06, $27,000. 6. Chad Wiswel l and Travis Stevens, 42.01, $20,500. 7. Mitchell Thomson and Dustin W. Noblitt, 42.08, $18,000. 8. Kelton McMillen and Riley Smith, 42.38, $14,750. 9. Brent Reichmuth and Travis Stevens, 42.62, $12,000. 10. Tarrant Stewart and Luke Jones, 43.09, $9.700. RIATA BREAKAWAY 1D: 1. Cassidy Boggs, 6.24, $5,880. 2. Taylor Hanchey, 6.57, $4,200. 3. Cheyanne Guillory, 6.73, $3,192. 4. Abigayle Williams, 6.78, $2,352. 5. Kimberlyn Fitch, 7.08, $1,176. 2D: 1. Shelby Boisjoli, 7.37, $8,400. 2. Shelby Boisjoli, 7.71, $5,040. 3. Bryana Lehrmann 7.79, $3,360. 3D: 1. Beau Peterson, 8.32, $5,880. 2. LaRaye St ipes, 8.34, $3,696. 3. Kimberlyn Fitch, 8.34, $3,696. 4. Cheyanne Guillory, 8.72, $2,352. 5. Cheyanne Guillory, 8.76, $1,176. RIATA BREAKAWAY FUTURITY 1D: 1. Cassidy Boggs, 6.24, $3,280. 2. Cheyanne Guillory, 6.57, $2,460. 3. Sarah Angelone, 6.99, $1,640. 4. Taylor Hanchey, 7.28, $820. 3D: 1. Kimberly Fitch, 8.34, $3,280. 2. Cheyanne Guillory, 8.72, $2,460. 3. Shyanne Allen, 9.56, $1,640. 4. Taryn Sippel, 9.24, $820.

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