Weld residents bringing home National Western hardware
Jan 19, 2013 (Greeley Tribune - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
The National Western Stock Show in Denver is less than half finished, but already a number Weld County residents have brought home hardware.
LaSalle native Kody Lostroh took third place in the Professional Bull Riders Touring Division Finale this week. Lostroh, who was the 2009 world champion, earned $8,871 with his placing.
In other rodeo action, Jarrod Ford of Greeley took second in the bull riding portion of the Colorado Performance in the Colorado Versus the World competition, while Cody Gardner, also of Greeley, finished fourth.
The National Western Stock Show Pro Rodeo will continue through this weekend, and during this week's first performance, Tyler Scales of Severance took fourth in bareback riding.
The National Western Stock Show will run through Jan. 27, with a number of livestock and horse shows and other events remaining in the upcoming week.
In the Junior Market Goat Show, Brakelle Dobbs of Johnstown took first in the 96-99-pound weight division, while Chelsea Dobbs of Johnstown took second in the 106-110-pound division.
Tanner Fetzer of Kersey placed third in both the 71-75 pound- and 75-82-pound-weight divisions.
Taylor Starks of Kersey took 10th and 11th in the 71-75-pound and 91-93-pound divisions, respectively, of the Junior Market Goat Show, Sarah Marvin of Fort Lupton finished 10th in the 106-110-pound division, while Zach Marvin of Fort Lupton took 12th in the 75-82-pound division.
Johnstown's Brakelle Dobbs took third place Junior Goat Showmanship.
In the Paint Horse competition, Sharon Miller of Eaton and Colette Wilbanks of Fort Lupton placed high in a number of events.
Miller and her horse, Thanks For Zip En Me, received the most first-place votes in the Novice Youth Horsemanship, Novice Youth Western Pleasure and the Youth Hunter Under Saddle 18 and younger divisions, while Wilbanks, accompanied by her horse, Robins Nutmeg, took firsts in the Amateur Barrel Racing and Barrel Racing All Ages divisions.
James Dockter of Fort Lupton earned champion honors in the Blackface Fleece division of the Wool Show.
Amber Thormodsgard of Briggsdale took first in the Catch-A-Calf Showmanship Class 2 competition.
Showing livestock in a number of categories, John Pence with Magness Land and Cattle of Platteville took grand champion honors in 10 different divisions for his Lim-Flex and Limousin bulls and females.
Additionally, the Coyote Ridge Ranch of LaSalle took grand champion honors for its pen of Hereford heifers.
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