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1st Night of Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals Sets the Stage

06 October 2018  
Pro Ram Turqoise Circuit Finals get underway.

The Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals opened Friday night as rodeo participants from Arizona and New Mexico took to the arena at the Prescott Valley Event Center to compete for more than $168,000 in prize money and the chance to go to the National Circuit Finals in December.

It’s a great venue for a rodeo, with seating close to the activity in the arena, and clear views for all. Rodeo Clown Hollywood Yates even walked around the edge to shake hands with the audience. Event times seemed faster.

1st Round Results

In bareback riding, Logan Corbett came in first, followed by Trenten Montero. Luke Creasy pulled in third and Shon Gibson took fourth.

Steer wrestler Trey Robertson brought in a time of 4.5 seconds for the top spot, closely followed by Tyke Kipp at 4.6 seconds. Cimarron Thompson had a 5.0 second time for third place. Dean McIntyre got 4th with 5.7 seconds.

Team ropers had a tie for first place - teams Chris Francis/Cade Passig and Erich Rogers/Scotty Raines both had 5.3 seconds. BJ Campbell/Lane Siggins came in third with 6.0 seconds and aaron Tsinigine/Ty Romo got their steer in just 6.2 seconds for fourth.

Saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy came in first with 79.5 points, followed by Leon Fountain, with 78.5. Creighton Curley had 77 points for third and Jay Joaquin had 75.5 for fourth place.

Tie-down ropers saw a three-way tie at 9.2 seconds between Tristan Mahoney, Pryce Harris and Seth Hall. Ty Baker came in fourth at 9.4 seconds.

For the ladies event of barrel racing top finishers all came in at under 16 seconds. Nicole DeMers turned in a 15.55 second time, Lori Todd had 15.47 seconds for second place. Leia Pluemer finished in 15.55 seconds and Haley Wolfe went round in 15.70 seconds.

Steer Ropers finished three rounds for their averages: Garrett Hale had 43.8 second average on 3 head for first place; Van Hale managed 28.8 seconds on two head; marty Jones had 33.5 seconds on two head and Kenyon Burns had 35.7 on two head.

There were two qualifying bull rides last night. Lon Danley had an 87 point ride on a bull named Hot Sauce and Cody Strite received 79 points.

The Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals continues today, with a 1:30 PM Saturday Matinee event and then the final session on Friday night at 7 PM, to be followed by the Bud Light Concert & Rodeo Dance, featuring national recording artist Jacob Morris immediately following the last bull rider on Saturday evening.

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Lynne LaMaster

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