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Roping Gross ~ $105,640 Roper’s Pot ~ $69,305 (INCLUDING SHOOT-OUT CONTRIBUTION)

Prizeline ~ $17,830

PHOTOS COURTESY OF 3 LAZY J PHOTOS

Return to Roper ~ 82.5%

#15 Brit J. Ellerman (Ft. Lupton, CO) / Chad Wahlert (Eaton, CO), 49.54 on 5, $619 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

eam roping is alive and well in cool, colorful Colorado. The Western Colorado Championships was held at the Mesa County Fairgrounds in Grand Junction, Colorado. The event took place June 10-12, 2011 and was produced by Jeff Smith and his crew. The first roping of the day was the #15 Division. Chad Wahlert from Eaton, Colorado was the star of the roping. He finished first and second in the main Average. The team of Britt Ellerman from Fort Lupton, Colorado and Wahlert won the Average with a time of 49.54 seconds on five steers. Second place was Nick Pullera and Wahlert and third place went to Kelson Robinson and Brian Roundy. Crownpoint, New Mexico ropers teamed up to win the Average of the #13 Division. The team of Jeremiah and Shane Jodie won the Average with a time of 48.17 seconds on five steers. They won $1,181, trophy leather rope bags and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place in the Average was Jerry McKay and Travis Bounds and third place was Dale Brandon 94 / AUGUST 2011

and Bounds. Lynn Campbell of Mack, Colorado and Dean Raine from Loma, Colorado teamed up to win the Average of the #12 Division. They were 36.63 seconds on four steers and took the top honors. They won $1,950, trophy Cowboy Gold Saddles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Cass Raine and Michael Baleztena. Third place went to Kelly and Coy Hildreth both from Gunnison, Colorado. Dale Brandon and Derek Younger both from Grand Junction, Colorado won the Incentive Average. The second day of team roping action began with the #12 Gold Plus Division. Tommy Thompson from Yellow Jacket, Colorado and Hank Bounds from Palisade, Colorado were the champions of the roping. They were 39.71 seconds on four steers to secure the win. They received $1,600, trophy Gist buckles and $6,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings. Second place was Branden Edwards and Chris Hogan and third place went to Bill and Lucas Hogan. Bill and Lucas also won the Incentive Average.

#13 Jeremiah S. Jodie (Crownpoint, NM) / Shane Jodie (Crownpoint, NM), 48.17 on 5, $1,181 and $3,000 in USTRC Flex Earnings each

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