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XIT Junior Rodeo 2009


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By Nathan French

    A Muddy arena, beautiful weather, wild stick horses, and varied aged youth decked in full western regalia promised for a memorable day for all who attended the 2009 XIT Junior Rodeo. The true western spirit was alive and well at the XIT Arena Saturday morning as reigning XIT Queen Laramie Wing rode through the arena displaying the XIT Colors. Little Mr. XIT Dylan Moore and Little Miss XIT Stratton Potter joined in the pursuit and were transported through the arena waving to all attendees.

    From children whose contestant number was larger than their own body to brave youth riding bulls, the diverse competitions and excited contestants made for an enjoyable time for all.  The true versatility of the XIT Queen became quite evident; Laramie demonstrated she was much more than just a pretty face by roping a calf that was reluctant to leave the arena and removing him so the day’s events could go on.  That small action truly showed the true XIT meaning.  While rhinestone bedecked clothing and western regalia ooze XIT, it is truly the skill of the contestant that makes XIT such a memorable event.  Results for the day’s events were as follows.

    Class I results:  Girls’ Mutton Bustin’- Casey Miller, champion.  Boys’ Mutton Bustin’- Garrad Morgon, champion; William Luther, second; Colton Luther, third. Girls’ Barrels- Joshlyn Morris, champion; Eva McMillon, second; Molly Ritchey, third.  Boys’ Barrels- Will Moore, champion; Caden Niles, second; Fray McDaniel, third.  Girls’ Poles- Joshlyn Morris, champion.  Boys’ Poles- Will Moore, champion; Caden Niles, second; Fray McDaniel, third.  Girls Goats- Joshlyn Morris, champion; Avery Baca, second; Bentley Hunter, third.  Boys’ Goats- Will Moore, champion; Colton Luther, second; Fray McDaniel, third.  All Around Girl- Joshlyn Morris.  All Around Boy- Will Moore.

    Class II results:  Girls’ Barrels- Avry Thelander, champion; Katelynn Bryant, second; Snow Lopez, third.  Boys’ Barrels- Hayden Cape, champion; Cash Murdock, second; Cy Wing, third.  Girls’ Poles- Avry Thelander, champion; Skylar Berry, second; Snow Lopez, third.  Boys’ Poles- Hayden Cape, champion; Cash Murdock, second; Rowdy Norwood, third.  Girls’ Flag Race- Katelynn Bryant, champion; Snow Lopez, second; Avry Thelander, third.  Boys’ Flag Race- Hayden Cape, champion; Rowdy Norwood, second; Cash Murdock, third. Calf Riding- Hayden Cape, champion; Cy Wing, second; Talon Winings, third.  All Around Girl- Avry Thelander.  All Around Boy- Hayden Cape.

    Class III results:  Girls’ Barrels- Rayelle Rivale, champion; Robyn Richardson, second; Katy Belford, third.  Boys’ Barrels- J.R. Belford, champion; Cabe Embry, second; Michael Minnick, third.  Girls’ Poles- Rayelle Rivale, champion; Robyn Richardson, second; Alyssa Nials, third.  Boys’ Poles- J.R. Belford, champion; Michael Minnick, second; Cabe Embry, third.  Girls’ Breakaway- no catch.  Boys’ Breakaway- Cabe Embry, champion; J.R. Belford, second. Girls’ Steer Daubing- Rayelle Rivale, champion; Robyn Richardson, second; Alyssa Nials, third.  Boys’ Steer Riding- no ride.  All Around Girl- Rayelle Rivale.  All Around Boy- J.R. Belford.

    Class IV results:  Girls’ Barrels- Riata Rivale, champion; Jaycee Gallegos, second; Dancie Meister, third.  Boys’ Barrels- Matt Devers, champion.  Girls’ Poles- Riata Rivale, champion; Jaycee Gallegos, second; Dancie Meister, third.  Boys’ Poles- Matt Devers, champion.  Girls’ and Boys’ Breakaway- no catches.  All Around Girl- Riata Rivale.  All Around Boy- Matt Devers. 

    Congratulations to all participants of the XIT Junior Rodeo.  Your vigor and will for the adventure of rodeo illustrate the true character of the XIT Rodeo & Reunion.  We look forward to this week’s XIT events and hope to see you all there!