Ropers Sports News | November-December 2022

PAGE 32 ROPERS SPORTS NEWS NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2022 Arizona Kick-Off Held At Rancho Rio in Wickenburg 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. Pres ton 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, Winners of the #9.5 Saddle Up roping were Bud Swagel and Marty Purcella. Clyde Gasser heeled his way to a big win in the #11.5 Megabucks. His header was Preston L. Cole. Preston L. Cole and Clyde Gasser were the winners of the #11.5 Megabucks roping. Richie Gonzales and Troy A. Clark won the #7 Buckle Up roping. Winners of the #8.5 AZ Kick-off were Jamie Walma and Adrian Yellowman. Winners of the #10.5 Megabucks roping were Brad Thomas and Marty Purcella. $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. Marty Purcella heeled for Brad Thomas to win the #10.5 Megabucks Roping, splitting $4,600. Rising Stars roping winners were Lahriah Kayonnie, right, 5 & under; Shaylin Willie (l), 6-8; and Brendon Tsinigine, 9-12 division.

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