Locals among county fair rodeo winners

by nathan oster

Casey Good defended his title in the calf roping and was on the third- and fourth-place finishing teams in the team roping, making him one of the big winners at this year’s Big Horn County Fair rodeo Saturday night in Basin.

Good, with a 14.51, captured the $126 dollar top prize in the calf roping. Pablo Good, with a 14.96, placed second, earning $84 in prize money.

The team roping was won by the Hughes boys — Kolter and Jeff — who posted a time of 8.42. Each took home $476. In second, and earning $357 a man, was the team of Kolter Hughes and Jordan Herman, who posted a 10.54.

Casey Good was a common denominator in the third- and fourth-place teams, as he joined forces with Shawn Billy to post a 13.27 and earn $238 per man, and with J.T. Collingwood to post a 14.11 and earn $119 per man.

In the bareback, first place and $310 went to Robby Cobler, with a score of 69; second and $227 to Jeffrey Zdzairski, with a 68, and third and $151 to Luke Wozney, with a 67.

Colt Carlton won the saddle bronc with a score of 68, good for $338, followed by Cree Minkoff in second with a 58, good for $225.

Hawk Whitt again won the bull riding, finishing with a score of 73, which was good for $495.

Jack Steed earned $80 for winning the steer riding, with a top score of 62.

Coralee Spratt, with a 3.66, took first in the breakaway, winning $141. Callie Nelson, with an 8.12, placed second, earning $94.

In the junior barrels just 1.5 seconds separated the top four finishers. Tori Steed won it with a 19.45, followed by Jada Foss with a 20.43, Kylee Washakiee with a 20.86 and Jayce Sorensen with a 21.14. The payouts, in descending order, were $60, $45, $30 and $15.

The women’s barrels competition was even closer. Shannon Hill took home the top prize of $384, finishing in 18.10. Rachel Taylor finished in 18.32 to earn $288. Jess West took third with a 18.4, good for $192. Jenny Spratt rounded out the top four, earning $96 with her time of 18.48.