Four Fallon cowboys are riding into the National High School Finals Rodeo, while seven more plus the four qualified for the Silver State International Rodeo.
The Fallon Rodeo Club showed its dominance in team roping last weekend at the Nevada State High School Finals Rodeo in Ely.
Fallon’s Jes Tews and Fernley’s Dominic Ceresola won the team roping, while Cord and Caleb Hendrix took second and Mackay Spyrow and Moapa’a Jordan Taylor placed third.
All three teams qualified for the national rodeo, which runs from July 13-19 in Rock Springs, Wyo. Only the top four placers at state qualify for nationals, while those who finish fifth through 15th earn a bid to the SSIR, which runs from June 30 through July 5 in Winnemucca.
As for the junior high athletes, their national rodeo runs Monday through June 28 in Des Moines, Iowa.
At the high school state rodeo, brothers Cord and Caleb Hendrix earned bids in boys cutting as they took third and fourth, respectively. Cord Hendrix also qualified in bull riding after taking third at state. He also finished ninth in saddle bronc riding.
Leighton Beyer, meanwhile, was nipped at state by Ana Prickett of Las Vegas, who took fourth by 8.5 points to get the state bid in barrel racing.
Joleen Weir took 12th in barrel racing, while Sydney Felton finished 28th. Felton was also eighth in breakaway roping, while Beyer was 17th and Weir was 43rd.
Jessica Gomes, however, qualified for the SSIR after finishing fifth and sixth in reined cow horse and girls cutting, respectively.
Weir, meanwhile, took 10th in goat tying and Beyer 17th. Beyer was also 10th in pole bending and Felton was 25th.
Fallon’s Blain Jensen and Jake Cerini of Lovelock took 11th in the team roping, while Matt and Sam Goings placed 14th, Beyer and partner Dally Goemmer of Battle Mountain were 20th and Felton took 23rd.
In tie-down roping, Caleb Hendrix was seventh, Spyrow ninth, Cord Hendrix was 10th, Tews 16th, Sam Goings 17th and Matt Goings took 19th.
As for the All-Around standings, Cord Hendrix placed second with 579 points behind Wells rookie Daniel Eary, who had 597.25. Caleb Hendrix took fourth with 490.25 followed by Spyrow in 12th (262), Tews in 16th (233.5), Sam Goings in 33rd (77), Matt Goings in 34th (73.5), Jensen in 38th (61.5) and Randal Angeles in 53rd with seven.
Goemmer, meanwhile, won the girls title with Beyer, a rookie, finishing 11th, Gomes in 15th, Weir in 24th and Felton, another rookie, in 26th.
In addition to the rodeo, Tews received the Best Boot Forward award for good sports and outstanding character. Jensen was elected the state president and Spyrow was named vice president, while Cereola received the Sportsmanship Award.