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Kickin’ up a good time at the NPRA Rodeo

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Published on August 14, 2018 5:00PM

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Steer wrestler Tucker Wright of Canyon City, right, goes after it for first place with hazer Steve Currin at Saturday’s NPRA Rodeo at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day.

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Steer wrestler Tucker Wright of Canyon City, right, goes after it for first place with hazer Steve Currin at Saturday’s NPRA Rodeo at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day.

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Stephanie Holly of Mt. Vernon competes in breakaway at the NPRA Rodeo.

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Stephanie Holly of Mt. Vernon competes in breakaway at the NPRA Rodeo.

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Shane Erickson of Terrebonne has a time of 9.1 in tie down roping for the win at Saturday’s NPRA Rodeo in John Day as Queen Trinity Hutchison and Princess Courtney Nichols look on.

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Shane Erickson of Terrebonne has a time of 9.1 in tie down roping for the win at Saturday’s NPRA Rodeo in John Day as Queen Trinity Hutchison and Princess Courtney Nichols look on.

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Taylor Hammack of Burns rides Saturday to third place in barrel racing out of 18 other competitors at the NPRA Rodeo in John Day.

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Taylor Hammack of Burns rides Saturday to third place in barrel racing out of 18 other competitors at the NPRA Rodeo in John Day.

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Grant County Fair and Rodeo Princess Courtney Nichols prepares to pull Queen Trinity Hutchison along in the cowhide races at Saturday’s NPRA Rodeo.

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Grant County Fair and Rodeo Princess Courtney Nichols prepares to pull Queen Trinity Hutchison along in the cowhide races at Saturday’s NPRA Rodeo.

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Kyle Bounds of Harrisburg goes for a wild bareback ride on Rojak, placing first with 80 points at the NPRA Rodeo in John Day.

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Kyle Bounds of Harrisburg goes for a wild bareback ride on Rojak, placing first with 80 points at the NPRA Rodeo in John Day.

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Joe Scott III of Madras launches out of the chute, riding a horse named All or Nothing in the saddle bronc event.

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Joe Scott III of Madras launches out of the chute, riding a horse named All or Nothing in the saddle bronc event.

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Ty Holly of Mt. Vernon moves into a good position in calf roping on Saturday at the NPRA Rodeo at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day.

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Ty Holly of Mt. Vernon moves into a good position in calf roping on Saturday at the NPRA Rodeo at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day.

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Kim Williams of Powder Valley has a 2.4 in breakaway.

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Kim Williams of Powder Valley has a 2.4 in breakaway.

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Tara Young of Canyon City goes after it in breakaway, but misses.

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Tara Young of Canyon City goes after it in breakaway, but misses.

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Jennifer Frohman of Yelm, Washington, takes first in breakaway with a time of 2.2.

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Jennifer Frohman of Yelm, Washington, takes first in breakaway with a time of 2.2.

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Cheyenne Westwood of Prineville competes in barrel racing on Saturday at the NPRA Rodeo.

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Cheyenne Westwood of Prineville competes in barrel racing on Saturday at the NPRA Rodeo.

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Courtney Nichols of Dayville was named the new Queen of the Grant County Fair and Rodeo. She has served as Princess the past year.

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Courtney Nichols of Dayville was named the new Queen of the Grant County Fair and Rodeo. She has served as Princess the past year.

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Grant County Fair and Rodeo Queen Trinity Hutchison, left, will pass her crown on to Princess Courtney Nichols after a future coronation ceremony. Nichols was announced as the new queen during an intermission at Saturday’s NPRA Rodeo in John Day.

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Grant County Fair and Rodeo Queen Trinity Hutchison, left, will pass her crown on to Princess Courtney Nichols after a future coronation ceremony. Nichols was announced as the new queen during an intermission at Saturday’s NPRA Rodeo in John Day.

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Courtney Nichols was announced as the new queen of the Grant County Fair and Rodeo on Saturday evening at the NPRA Rodeo in John Day.

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Courtney Nichols was announced as the new queen of the Grant County Fair and Rodeo on Saturday evening at the NPRA Rodeo in John Day.

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Garrett Robinson of Heppner competes in tie-down roping, tying for first with Trey Recanzone of Burns with a time of 12.2, at Friday’s NPRA Rodeo.

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Garrett Robinson of Heppner competes in tie-down roping, tying for first with Trey Recanzone of Burns with a time of 12.2, at Friday’s NPRA Rodeo.

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Three local competitors at last week’s NPRA Rodeo in John Day placed in their events, and a new Grant County Fair and Rodeo Queen was announced.

The stands at the fairgrounds were full of fans Saturday as Tucker Wright of Canyon City won steer wrestling in a time of 7.3.

He said it wasn’t his best time, but he was happy with the win and with the good number of family and friends who came out to the rodeo.

“It’s always fun and good when it comes together at home,” he said.

Other locals competing at the event Friday and Saturday were Ty Holly of Mt. Vernon, who placed fourth in tie-down roping with a time of 18.3, and Stephanie Holly of Mt. Vernon, who placed fourth in breakaway with a time of 2.6.

Stephanie was close behind competitors Jennifer Frohman of Yelm, Washington, who placed first with 2.2, Kimberly Williams of North Powder, second with 2.4, and Stevie Rae Willis of Terrebonne, third with 2.5.

Lindsay Wyllie of John Day was the rodeo announcer.

Fair and Rodeo Queen Trinity Hutchison and Princess Courtney Nichols presided at the show, and Nichols was announced as the new queen.

The pair were also among the winners of the cowhide races, with Nichols on horseback, pulling Hutchison behind on a cowhide in the wild and ruckus race.

Fans filled the stands Saturday after a lighter showing Friday, all cheering on the cowboys and cowgirls in all the events.

“I’m excited that people still come out to see this tradition,” said Fair Manager Mindy Winegar. “The crowd was amazing and we had a lot of local contestants. We think it’s a great kickoff to the fair.”

Winegar said she hopes everyone returns Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 15-18, for all types of fun at the 109th Grant County Fair.

“This was a little taste, and we’re looking for everyone to come out to the fair to see Lonestar, Nate Botsford and Britnee Kellogg,” she said.

NPRA Rodeo results

Name/Score/Payout

Bareback

Kyle Bounds, Harrisburg, 80, $533.50

Tyler Beeman, Prineville, 75, $320.10

Zakk Earp, Scio, 71, $213.40

Saddle Bronc

Luke McKay, Juntura, 76, $392.85 (entry 1)

Luke McKay, Juntura, 76, $392.85 (entry 2)

Christian Stremler, Winnemucca, 76, $392.85

Tucker Hill, Klamath Falls, 72, $130.95

Novice Saddle Bronc

Dylan Sigman, Prineville, 71, $155.20

Tie Down Roping

Garrett Robinson, Heppner, 12.2, $407.40

Trey Recanzone, Burns, 12.2, 407.40

Tim Messner II, Terrebonne, 12.5, $232.80

Ty Holly, Mt. Vernon, 18.3, $116.40

Steer Wrestling

Tucker Wright, Canyon City, 7.3, $291.00

Bryce Harrison, Condon, 8.4, $174.60

Jayce Garthwaite, Powell Butte, 15.5, $116.40

Team Roping

Shane Erickson, Terrebonne, 5.5, $552.90

Brent Falon, Yakima, Washington, 5.5, $552.90

Zach Raley, Brush Prairie, Washington, 7.2, $414.68

Jake Raley, Brush Prairie, Washington, 7.2, $414.68

Tyler Kaess, Jasper, 7.4, $276.45

Steen Schumacher, Lebanon, 7.4, $276.45

Austin Woods, Molalla, 8.10, $138.23

Paul Brashears, Casa Grande, Arizona, 8.10, $138.23

Breakaway

Jennifer Frohman, Yelm, Washington, 2.2, $640.20

Kimberly Williams, North Powder, 2.4, $480.15

Stevie Rae Willis, Terrebonne, 2.5, $320.10

Stephanie Holly, Mt. Vernon, 2.6, $160.05

Barrel Racing

Stevie Rae Willis, Terrebonne, 17.95, $611.10

Bekkie Bowerman, Madras, 18.15, $458.33

Taylor Hammack, Burns, 18.2, $305.55

Katy Kafka, Burns, 18.22, $152.78































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