by Randy Parks
Twenty-six teams competed for cash and prizes at the Harney County Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, July 12 at the Harney County Fairgrounds.
When it was all said and done, and the dust in the rodeo arena had settled, the Anipro team was the top team with 421.5 points.
Eiguren Ranch took second with 321 points, DeLong Ranches was third with 308.25 points, ZX Ranch fourth with 301.5 points and Over’N’Under fifth with 286.5 points.
The first place team members each took home $522.60 and their choice of a prize. Second place took home $435.50 per man and choice of prize. Third place $348.40 per man and choice of prize, fourth place $261.30 per man and choice of prize, and fifth place $174.20 per man.
Prizes for the winners included belt buckles made by Frontier Buckles, reins made by Dan Fowler, .22 pistols from B&B Sporting Goods, and cinches from Amy and Brett Davis.
The prize list for each event winner is as follows:
Team branding — Four Moremaker knives from B&B Sporting Goods and engraved by Dally Zander;
Big horn cow roping — Split ear headstalls made by Brad Mastre;
Saddle bronc riding — One set of stirrups from Johnny Miller;
Ranch doctoring — Vests from Round Barn Visitors Center
Trailer loading — Four ropes from Anderson Valley Supply;
Horse roping — Scrimshaw knives from Michelle Severe.
The top three finishers in each event are as follows:
Team branding — First, Shining Cross (Skip Sam, Will Knight, Nathan Kelley Sr., Gene Curtis); Second, Eiguren Ranch (Richard Eiguren, Mike Eiguren, Tao Mausterjuan, Matt Mori); Third, Under the Table Gang (Todd Carson, Willie Stoddart, John Opie, Charlie Smit).
Big horn roping — First, Anipro (Doug Rutan, Dana Rutan, Zach Duferina, Mark Fillmore); Second, Wild Bunch (Wyatt Clark, Wit Roath, Mike Smit, Jacob Brennan); Third, Plush Gang (Terry Cahill, Reid Martinez, Hezzie McGarva, Luke Baughmeister).
Saddle bronc — First, High Desert Ranches (Brady Haigh); Second, Wild Bunch (Wyatt Clark); Third, Second Oregon (Chance Miller).
Ranch doctoring — First, Over 40 + Jake (Jeremy Clark, James Norris, Jake Clark, Keith Baltzor); Second, Anipro; Third, ZX Ranch (Jade Cooper, Frank Dominguez, Chance Peila, Cleave Anseth).
Trailer loading — First, Riverside Ranch (Justin Jacobs, Jason Stewart, Shawn Morehouse, Mike Pendergrass); Second, Anipro; Third, ZX Ranch.
Horse roping — First, DeLong Ranches (DW Fowler, Jim Filipini, George Barton, Frank Bengoa); Second, Eiguren Ranch; Third, Over’N’Under (Ross Defenbaugh, Alex Defenbaugh, Gene Northrup, Todd Weagant).