Clovis youth among winners at High Plains Junior Rodeo

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals wrapped up Saturday at Curry County Event Center with a couple of Clovis natives taking the top spots in some events. Seaver Tate, of Clovis, took first place in the short go of Calf Roping. Tate said this was his second time […]

Dora roper eyes national event

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Jesse Clark of Dora has been waiting all year to get back into the national finals. After this weekend at the New Mexico High School Rodeo Finals in Clovis, he might have the chance. The rodeo runs through Saturday at the Curry County Special Events Center. Clark has been […]

ENMU rodeo women finish fourth, men sixth

Freedom New Mexico Tori Bilberry won the average in breakaway roping, helping the Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team place fourth as last weekend’s rodeo at West Texas College in Snyder, Texas. Bilberry, a junior from Elida, posted a total time of 4.0 seconds over two runs. Portales junior Joni Brakebill finished sixth in […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Elida News

Rodeo competition Elida High School students participated in two rodeo competitions recently. Sept. 6-7, the Santa Fe rodeo was held. Trent Bilberry placed ninth during the Saturday calf roping go-rounds and on Sunday he placed fourth. Kody Paiz wound up in eighth place on Sunday. At the Grants rodeo, held Sept. 13-14, Trent Bilberry took […]

2008 Fair Results: Kids Day

Roping Contest

Founder recalls early days

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By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent Trying to control his horse after missing his target in the steer breakaway roping, Payson Moore knew he had trouble when the rope got near the horses feet. That’s because his horse had previously had a similar incident — but with barbed wire instead. But Moore did get the animal […]

Greyhound tied for lead in team roping at College National Finals Rodeo

Freedom New Mexico CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Kyle Roberts is the tied for average lead in team roping after two rounds at the College National Finals Rodeo. Roberts, a junior from Durango, Colo., teamed with Kory Bramwell of Ranger (Texas) Junior College for a time of 6.0 seconds in Tuesday’s second round […]

Pioneers Days Rodeo results

At Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, Clovis Bearback riding: 1. Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash. 86; 2. Chauncey Kirby, Fort McDowell, Ariz. 83; 3. Forest Bramwell, Pagosa Springs, Colo. 80; 4/5. Tim Shirley, Conifer, Colo. and Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo. 79. Steer wrestling: 1. Tony Larson, Sheridan, Wyo. 3.9 seconds; 2/3. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. and […]

Brazile competes at Pioneer Days

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By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent The 38th annual PRCA Pioneer Days Rodeo began with the array of flags and colors in the opening procession. It also had the sporting jibes between the public address announcer and the rodeo clowns. However, eight hours before the Thursday night regular performance started, reigning PRCA all-around champion Trevor Brazile […]

Joe’s Boot Shop to host fourth calf roping

By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent You can find events all over the country these days that consist of calf roping and only calf roping. Breaking apart from the traditional rodeo slate of competitions, much the same way bull riding has done, calf roping has carved out its own niche among cowboys looking to make some […]

Roping brings father, son closer

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer What started out as a teen in trouble has turned into an incredible success story. Portales High School junior Michael Trujillo is making his annual transition from the Ram football team to the much more profitable sport of team roping on the United States Team Roping Championships. A few […]

Rodeo a family affair

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Rodeo is a family affair for Lovington native and current Zia Raelyn Gardner. Both of Raelyn’s parents participated in the sport, and both did so at Eastern New Mexico University. During her time at ENMU, Raelyn’s mom attended the College National Finals twice, and her dad also made the event. […]

Rodeo rides into Portales

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Jingling spurs, flying dirt and dogged determination will all be a part of the first 4-H rodeo of the season Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. More than 100 participants from across the state are expected to compete, said LeeAnn Foster, Roosevelt County 4-H Rodeo secretary. Preparing for the […]

Clovis’ Mounted Patrol Arena welcomes calf ropers

PNT Staff Report Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Saturday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we […]

Clark makes his mark at WJHFR

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Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer A 14-year-old Dora student recently returned from competing in the 2006 Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo in Gallup last week. Dora resident Jesse Clark competed in the ribbon roping, tie-down roping, goat tying and chute dogging. “I did good in the short round (tie-down roping),” Clark said. “But in the […]

Clovis steer wrestler posts night’s best time

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — As Chance Pettigrew waited for his chance in steer wrestling on the first night of the Pioneer Days PRCA rodeo, the public address announcer reminded the crowd that these athletes have only one chance to get it right. Pettigrew didn’t need any reminders, although he wasn’t listening anyway. […]

Dora student wins rodeo state title

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Myra Skinner said her son, Jesse Clark, has had a rope in his hands ever since he could walk, and maybe that’s why he won the boys All-Around Championship in the New Mexico Junior High Rodeo Finals held Friday and Saturday in Lovington. The 13-year old eighth-grader from Dora […]

Roping becomes annual event

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers In few sports can an average Joe — or Joanne — step on the same playing field with the best in the game. Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping will be one of those exceptions. “It’s kind of like the NFL Pro Bowl,” Wayne Needham, the event’s producer said. “Except everyone […]

Local roper wins national calf-roping title

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By Jesse Wolfersberger Since they couldn’t make it to the competition, J.D. Kibbe had to break the good news over the phone to his parents. “We were on pins and needles,” his mom, Karen Kibbe, said. “And at about 9:30, he called, and the first thing he said was, ‘Dad, I’m the champ.’” J.D. Kibbe […]

6/19 Ag Digest

Farming course offered in Taos Courses in organic farming, photovoltaic and solar hot water design and installation will be held Tuesday through Friday in Taos. Preregistration is required for the courses, which are part of the “Solar Summer Intensive” series. Evening sessions will cover rainwater harvesting, green building, long range land use planning and architects, […]