Local cowboys and cowgirls continued their winning ways on the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association and Columbia River circuits, and continue to climb the ladder in the overall standings.

At the Elgin Stampede on July 8-10, Trevor Knowles placed third in tie down roping with a run of 9.6 seconds and Colt Finley was sixth in a time of 10.2.

Knowles earned $956.65 for his effort and Finley took home $251.75.

Jeff Coelho finished in a tie for fourth place at the Cheney, Wash., Rodeo on July 8-10 picking up a paycheck of $487.66.

Coelho is leading all tie down ropers on the Columbia River Circuit with 5,074 points.

Ty Holly from Mt. Vernon is in 17th place in the standings with 1,013 points.

Knowles holds down seventh place in the Columbia River steer wrestling standings with 2,951 points and Finley is 22nd with 465.

For the ladies, high school breakaway ropers Tara Finely and Jessie Legg broke into the money and point standings in their first outing of the season at the Oakville, Wash., Rodeo on July 2-3.

Finley placed third in the event with a time of 3.18 seconds good for $415.15, and Legg was sixth at 4.06 to earn $109.25.

Currently, former Grant County cowgirl Trisha Legg, who now resides in La Grande, leads the NWPRA in breakaway roping having earned $2,998.30 to date.

Finley is 17th and Jessie Legg is in 31st place.

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