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High School Rodeo

District 9 High School Rodeo had its opening weekend of rodeo, September 9 and 10 at the Oneida County Fairgrounds.  Over the two day event, the Malad rodeo team competed against other participants from around south eastern Idaho, northern Utah and south eastern Wyoming.  Throughout the course of the fall rodeo season, the contestants accumulate points earned by placing in the top ten for each rodeo.  

Competing from Oneida County are Sheridan Brown (barrel racing, breakaway roping, and goat tying), Karsen Thornock (barrel racing, breakaway roping, and pole bending), Mikell Keetch (barrel racing, breakaway roping, goat tying, and pole bending), Bella Smith (barrel racing, breakaway roping, goat tying, and pole bending), Easton Wrigley (barrel racing, goat tying, and pole bending), Cooper Branch (team roping), Bronson Parker (team roping), and Ruger Smith (steer wrestling, calf roping, and team roping).

Saturday’s rodeo also included Jr High Rodeo contestants.  Competing from Oneida County in the Jr High division are Oak Smith (bareback steer riding, boys breakaway roping, goat tying, chute dogging, saddle bronc and team roping), Krey Keetch (boys breakaway roping, goat tying, and team roping), Bronson Smith (goat tying, chute dogging, saddle bronc, team roping and tiedown), Payton Johnson (barrel racing and pole bending,) Jenna Blaisdell (barrel racing, and Steelee Smith (barrel racing, pole bending, girls breakaway, and goat tying).

Both High School and Jr High rodeo contestants will next compete in Preston beginning on Friday, September 16.

Friday Results

Barrel Racing

16.  Sheridan Brown   19.362       

20.  Karsen Thornock  19.531

30.  Mikell Keetch        20.383

38.  Bella Smith  21.304


Breakaway Roping

9.  Mikell Keetch 16.320       


Goat Tying

4.  Sheridan Brown      9.950

7.  Easton Wrigley       11.070       


Pole Bending

9.  Karsen Thornock    24.006

19.  Mikell Keetch        29.17

30.  Bella Smith  36.109


Steer Wrestling

1. Ruger Smith   21.130


Team Roping

5.  Cooper Branch & Jason Stephens    22.370       


Saturday Results

Barrel Racing

15.  Mikell Keetch        19.094       

19.  Sheridan Brown   19.382       

24.  Easton Wrigley     19.587

29.  Bella Smith  20.396

42.  Karsen Thornock  23.872       


Goat Tying

17.  Mikell Keetch        13.360

20.  Sheridan Brown   14.440


Pole Bending

11.  Easton Wrigley     23.436       

14.  Karsen Thornock  24.566

22.  Mikell Keetch        28.351

26.  Bella Smith  31.594       


Steer Wrestling

1.  Ruger Smith  19.190