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Moffat County rodeo stars on a roll headed into home meet

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Moffat County High School freshman Kinlie Brennise rides in the breakaway roping event at the Colorado State Junior High Rodeo Finals in Craig in May. Brennise is currently ranked second in the state for high school girls, and she and other members of the rodeo team took multiple first place honors at the opening event of the fall season in Cortez during Labor Day weekend, including Garrett Uptain, Cutter Barnes, Dusty Taylor, Kasen Brennise, Trent Vernon and Eric Logan.

Right out of the gate, the Moffat County High School rodeo team has already proved themselves a dominant force in the arena.

The Labor Day weekend competition at Cortez's Montezuma County Fairgrounds was a productive one for the group of Northwest Colorado kids as they made their mark on the fall season.

Garrett Uptain claimed the trifecta in the three-day event, winning the saddle bronc event each day. Other first-place Moffat County results came for Kinlie Brennise in the first day of pole bending, Cutter Barnes and Dusty Taylor in the opening day of team roping and Kasen Brennise and Trent Vernon in the first and third day tie down roping events, respectively.

Additionally, Eric Logan, of Yampa, claimed a win in the Day 2 steer wrestling on behalf of the team.

Other competitors included Jace Logan — right behind Eric in second place in steer wrestling — Kelten Burch, who was in boys cutting, and Dillon Burch and Ty Pinnt, both in bull riding.

After one week, local riders and ropers are already in great position on the all-around points score sheet, with Kinlie Brennise in second place among Colorado high school athletes thanks to a plethora of events giving her 73 points among the girls. On the boys list, Barnes and Taylor share the second place ranking with 40 points apiece after the weekend.

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The MCHS and Craig Middle School home rodeo takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, with bareback riding, chute dogging, and ribbon roping also added to the list of events planned.

For more information, call 970-629-9319 or 970-272-3219 or visit cshsra.org.

Moffat County High School rodeo results at Cortez

Competitor — Day 1 Rank, Day 2, Day 3

Barrel racing

Kinlie Brennise — 10, 31, 5

Boys cutting

Kelten Burch — 5, 5, N/A

Breakaway roping

Kinlie Brennise — 6, 7, 3

Bull riding

Dillon Burch — 4, 15, 15

Ty Pinnt — 13, 13, 13

Garrett Uptain — 15, 5, 5

Girls cutting

Kinlie Brennise — 6, 5, N/A

Goat tying

Kinlie Brennise — 5, 7, 3

Pole Bending

Kinlie Brennise — 1, 7, 12

Saddle bronc

Garrett Uptain — 1, 1, 1

Steer wrestling

Cutter Barnes — 3, 4, 4

Eric Logan — 3, 1, 2

Jace Logan — 5, 2, 3

Team roping

Cutter Barnes/Dusty Taylor — 1, 8, 6

Kasen Brennise/Kinlie Brennise — 17, 5, 4

Eric Logan — 8, N/A, N/A

Jace Logan — 3, 16, 5

Trent Vernon — 21, 4, 2

Tie down roping

Cutter Barnes — 5, 6, 4

Kasen Brennise — 1, 7, 18

Eric Logan — 2, 10, 8

Jace Logan — 9, 19, 10

Dusty Taylor — 3, 2, 3

Trent Vernon — 7, 5, 1

All-around season points

Competitor — Points, current state ranking

Girls

Kinlie Brennise — 73, 2

Boys

Cutter Barnes — 40, 2 (tie)

Dusty Taylor — 40, 2 (tie)

Eric Logan — 37, 5

Garrett Uptain — 36, 6 (tie)

Trent Vernon — 36, 6 (tie)

Kasen Brennise — 27, 11

Jace Logan — 26, 12

If you go

Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School rodeo

10 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. Sunday

Moffat County Fairgrounds, 640 E. Victory Way

— Events include breakaway roping, team roping, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, goat tying and more. Cowboy church services are offered at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. For more information, call 970-629-9319 or 970-272-3219 or visit cshsra.org.

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