Rodeo team braves stormy conditions


Moffat County High School (MCHS) steer wrestler Coalin Hume, a senior, finished in sixth place Saturday, but bounced back on Sunday to finish in first place.
Hume still stands in first place in the state, but is only 1 point ahead of senior Wade Sumpter who competes for the Southeast All-Stars.
The top four from each event qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Springs, Ill., July 24-30.
"Coalin just missed being out of the average," said coach Jacque Duzik. "He is still in first place, but it's going to be neck-and-neck all the way."

Steer wrestler Justin Pankey, a senior, took second place honors Saturday and eighth place Sunday. He remains in fourth place in the state in point standings.
"Justin had a good weekend," said Duzik. "He is in a strong fourth place."
On Sunday, Lacy White, a senior, finished in third place in poles and ninth in barrels. On Saturday, junior Kayla Steele finished in 10th place in the breakaway event to round out the top finishes.
"The girls are making points, just not fast enough," said Duzik. "Any time you score in the top 10 you are making points.
"There were 280 competitors that were there. It was a pretty big rodeo for us."

The Bulldogs will return to action Saturday and Sunday in Pueblo, Colo.
"Pueblo will be a big rodeo for us," said Duzik.
"It's a lot closer drive for us and it will be one of the bigger rodeos of the year."

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