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Cowboys and cowgirls show patriotic colors

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on July 11, 2017 5:04PM

Holding the military flags are Weston Hamilton (left) with American flag, and Coy Mathiasen, Oran Davis, Clint Rutherford and Katie Johnson with military flags.

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Holding the military flags are Weston Hamilton (left) with American flag, and Coy Mathiasen, Oran Davis, Clint Rutherford and Katie Johnson with military flags.

Molly Davis competes in the keyhole event at last weekend’s Cinnabar Mountain Playdays rodeo in John Day.

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Molly Davis competes in the keyhole event at last weekend’s Cinnabar Mountain Playdays rodeo in John Day.


Young cowboys and cowgirls have been fine tuning their skills over the last three Cinnabar Mountain Playdays rodeos in the summer series.

Kicking off the two-day rodeo at last Friday’s grand entry were five competitors carrying flags for the five armed branches of the military.

Hands were over hearts as Riley Gregg sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day.

“Two days of events showed great improvement from all the competitors,” said CMP board member Janet Plocharsky.

She said some youth are completing patterns without help from parents, trying out new horses or trotting or loping for the first time. Three youth had perfect scores in dummy roping.

“We had a great crowd in the shade, cheering on the kids, and dedicated volunteers helping throughout the day,” Plocharsky said.

Top five after four rodeos

(Unofficial results)

Open Leadline

First: Bransyn Harper, 68.5 points, 191.5 total points (four rodeos)

Second: Blake Kimball, 55 points, 166 total

Third: Grayson Schmadeka, 40.5 points, 130.5 total

Fourth: Hailey Ann Marciel, 27 points, 109 total

Fifth: Ripkin Desadier, 82 total

Peewee (age 6 and under)

First: Brooklynn Kimball, 66 points, 189.5 total

Second: Addison Wilson, 46 points, 171.5 total

Third: Ruby Hooper, 34 points, 108 total

Fourth: Allison Bohnert, 47 points, 93 total

Fifth: Emmie Saul, 60 total

Junior (age 7-9)

First: Aaliyah Marciel, 63 points, 183.5 total

Second: Molly Davis, 49 points, 141.5 total

Third: Tatyn Harper, 44 points, 140.5 total

Fourth: Helen Rowell, 41 points, 139 total

Fifth: Riley Gregg, 44 points, 113.5 total

Intermediate (age 10-14)

First: Clint Rutherford, 50 points, 171 total

Second: Bailey McCracken, 48.5 points, 144.5 total

Third: Sam McCracken, 54.5 points, 127 total

Fourth: Katie Johnson, 51 points, 125.5 total

Fifth: Coy Mathiason, 39 points, 112 total

Seniors (age 15-17)

First: Sarah Barker, 125 total

Second: Trinity Hutchison, 60 total



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