Craig Sports Briefs for April 22, 2015: Moffat County rodeo competitors remain highly ranked in state |

Craig Sports Briefs for April 22, 2015: Moffat County rodeo competitors remain highly ranked in state

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School rodeo teams rode hard in Pueblo Saturday and Sunday.

CMS eighth-grader Kinlie Brennise stands at the top of the all-around list of junior high competitors after a weekend that included wins in the first day of ribbon roping and the second day of breakaway roping, placing second in the first day of breakaway and fifth in the second day of ribbon.

She also took third in day one goat tying and, along with Avondale’s Braxton Morgan, was the runner-up in the second day of team roping.

In the high school division, Maybell’s Cutter Barnes is tied for second in all-around points, the highlight of his time in Pueblo a second place qualifier in steer wrestling on the first day.

Barnes was third in tie-down roping, while Denton Taylor — ranked sixth overall in the state — won the event’s first day, followed by Dusty Taylor in fourth and Kasen Brennise, 11.

Denton took third, Kasen fifth, Dusty 14th and Maybell’s Trent Vernon 19th in tie-down the next day.

The Taylor brothers took third in team roping on day two, following the duo of Kasen and Barnes, who placed fifth together on the first day.

Hamilton’s Samantha Pearce was ninth in pole bending on Pueblo’s second day of happenings, as well as 15th in barrel racing on the opening day.

The team will next compete at the Henderson High School and Junior High Rodeo Saturday and Sunday at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Brighton.

Moffat County rodeo all-around standings

Athlete — Rank in state

Junior high rankings

Kinlie Brennise — 1

High school rankings

Cutter Barnes — 2

Denton Taylor — 6

Kasen Brennise — 8

Dusty Taylor — 13

Trent Vernon — 20

Yancey Weber — 22

Samantha Pearce — 39

Dude Dent awards night scheduled for May

Moffat County High School will host its annual Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner at 6 p.m. May 21 at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

The event honors the top male and female athletes senior athletes for their prowess in both sports and academics. The Dude Dent is named in honor of Dent, who was a scholar athlete in Moffat County in the 1930s before being killed in action during World War II.

The evening is $15 per plate. Tickets can be purchased through MCHS athletes or at the school.

For more information, call 970-824-7036.

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