MEEKER | The word is out, the Meeker Summer Rodeo Series finals is the place to be this week. The series is tight in all the competitions but the bull riding is going out with a bang. For the second week in a row the bull riding saw no winners and the purse is now $2,000 and has attracted some top winners in the NFR. Coming to Meeker this week is Clayton Savage, who has made multiple appearances in the NFR from Banner, Wyoming, with winnings exceeding $800,000, and two guys from down under, Seth Green from Sydney, Australia, and Dylan Rice from New South Wales, Australia.
Last week tightened the points in many of the events and here are the Aug. 13 results:
Ranch Broncs: Kasey Rosendahl
No. 8 Team Roping: Taylor Ping and Rylie Hutton
Mixed Team Roping: Samantha Kujala and Kevin Wahlert
No. 11 team Roping: Cody Edinger and JD Slagowski
Open Team Roping: Joe Wood and JD Slagowski
Jr/Sr Team Roping: Cody Edinger and Deana Wood
Dally Ribbon Roping: Ryan Vroman and Ty Ivey
Open Breakaway: JD Slagowski
Ladies Breakaway: Katie Parker
Open Barrels: Hayden Kraft
Junior Barrels: Deana Wood
In the standings bull riding is a really tight race going into the finals, according to Tyler Farris. “The top four contenders could step up and really do something if they ride or somebody that’s been at nine rodeos could really step up and win it and overtake everybody. It’ll be something really interesting to watch this year.”
The top bull riders are:
In the other events here are the top contenders:
Mixed pair roping:
Raelynn Toon and Lenny Klinglesmith
Loriann Klinglesmith and Joe Wood
The Dally Ribbon Roping is closed out with the father/daughter duo of Joe and Leah Wood taking that one.
Open pair roping will come down to the last rodeo to figure out who will be the number one healer, Joe Wood has taken the top spot in heading.
No. 8 roping
Sheridan Harvey and Kash Atwood
Loriann Klinglesmith and Lenny Klinglesmith
No. 11 roping:
Joe Wood and Kash Atwood
Lane Anderson and JD Slagowski
Ladies breakaway has the top six sitting very close, and any one of them could take it:
Open breakaway is also extremely close with the top four slots. This Thursday will determine who is champion:
”The finals this year is such a tight race in almost every event that it should be extremely exciting to find out who our champions are this year,” commented Farris, ”this is definitely the tightest race we have ever had in the Meeker Summer Rodeo history.” The finals begin at 7 p.m.
By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times