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Weekend Action Ropes In Participants, Fans
Teams await their turn in the arena, with the riders and horses ready to go as the steer are lined up in the chute to be dispensed one at a time for the competition. - photo by Marg Jackson/The Leader

Rodeo fans filled the arena at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds for the 59th annual Oakdale Ten Steer Team Roping. Three days of team roping action took place from Friday, Aug. 29 through Sunday evening, Aug. 31.

The event was put on by the California Team Roping Association (CTRA). With 110 teams competing in the All Girls event, 270 teams competing in the Stadtler Memorial, 64 teams in the Century, 37 teams in the first go round for the opener, and numerous pairings for both the 5.5 and 8.5 steer competitions, team roping fans were in for a Labor Day weekend treat. Listed below are the results as provided by event coordinator Mike Bacigalupi. Names are spelled as provided.


5.5 10 Steer

First place, Preston Burgess and Will Cowden, earnings $1,300; second, Norman Mendenhall and Jim Shawnego, $975; third, Clayton Smith and Zane Gookin, $680.


8.5 10 Steer

James Ferreira and Jesse Beam, first, time 94.25, earnings $2,200; second, Michael Tighe and Clayton Cowden, $1,640; third, Matthew Griffith and Casey Awbrey, $1,100; fourth, Bodi Dodds and Jordan Wright, $560.


Open First Go Round

Cody Snow and Kyle Lockett, first, time 7.51, earnings $550.


All Girls

Marcey Chaves and Tammy White, first, time 45.36, earnings $1,420; second, Marcey Chaves and Shelley Lambert, $1,160; third, Vicky Benedetti and Noel Hannon, $860; fourth, Marcey Chaves and Sami Jo Morisoli, $560; fifth, Harlee Burtuchi and Hailey Musick, $300.


Stadtler Memorial

Rickie Thacker and Chris James, first, time 34.88, earnings $2,100; second, Dakota Haarsager and Jake Rodriguez, $1,800; third, Rick Corum and Austin Condit, $1,425; fourth, Cole Dodds and Derek Hee, $1,050; fifth, Scott Cowden and Brandon Tighe, $675; sixth, Jerold Camarillo and Justin Sorenson, $450.



Brian Costa and Frank Van Artsdale, first, time 36.25, earnings $1,405; second, Jim Wheatley and Lance Harvey, $1,055; third, Barbara Kenney and Jason Sanders, $705; fourth, Chris Perry and Dale Horn, $350.