NEWPORT — The Newport Rodeo Association put on yet another fun, successful event here June 23-24, as 157 rodeo competitors from across the region took home a total purse of $27,524.80.
Jed McKinlay and Seth Shelton scored 82 to top the bareback riding event with $658.35 each. Darcie Himmelsbach of Terrebonne, Ore. scored 16.136 to win $1,058.30 in barrel racing, followed close behind by Cheyenne Allan of Mabton, Wash. at 16.244 and $920.26. Tommi Sue Swannack of Sprague, Wash. won $1,034.50 with a 2.580 score in breakaway. Makenly Davis of Post Falls took second and $856.14 with a 2.680 score. Wade Kane topped the saddle bronc event with a 78 score worth $756.68. The steer wrestling competition went to Trevor Maddox of Pendleton, Ore. with a 5.810 score and $718.20. Guy Gregg and Daniel Ibarra of Touchet, Wash. won the team roping competitions in the header and heeler categories, respectively, with scores of 6.460 worth $877.47 each. Jason Minor won the tie-down roping event with a 9.470 score worth $720.43. Jace Berg of Colville, Wash. won $1,928.00 with a score of 81 in the bull riding competition.