Craig Sports Briefs for July 29, 2015: Moffat County rodeo stars ride high at Little Britches national finals
The final were positive for the Northwest Colorado kids who attended the national finals of National Little Britches Rodeo Association July 20 to 25 in Pueblo.
Besides Kinlie Brennise’s World Champion status in junior girls breakaway roping, Amber Salazar made her mark in the division, placing third in the country for junior girls pole bending. She also took 15th in the trail course event after a seventh place finish in the first round, while Kinlie would go on to take the bronze.
Within the younger Little Wranglers group, Cactus Barnes stayed tough, ending the season 41st in barrel racing, 52nd in pole bending and 59th in goat untying.
Among the seniors, Cutter Barnes had a powerful beginning in steer wrestling, coming out and tackling his animal in just 4.79 seconds initially, but a no-time in later rounds hurt his points and put him in 12th to complete the year.
Kasen Brennise likewise had a varied competition and wound up in 15th in the tiedown, in which Cutter was 32nd.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
National Little Britches Rodeo Association finals
Name — National rank
Cactus Barnes — 41
Cactus Barnes — 59
Cactus Barnes — 52
Kinlie Brennise — 2
Kinlie Brennise — 1
Kinlie Brennise — 15
Amber Salazar — 3
Kinlie Brennise — 63
Kinlie Brennise — 3
Amber Salazar — 15
Cutter Barnes — 41
Kasen Brennise — 15
Cutter Barnes — 32
Girls golf clinic available Wednesday
Open to those 5 and older, the clinic teaches proficiency in the sport and will approach lessons in a fun way to instill a lifelong love of golf.
Registration is $15, and people need to call Roberts to sign up for the event.
For more information, call 970-629-9513.
Parks & Recreation providing volleyball camp for middle school players
Craig Parks & Recreation will host a volleyball camp for sixth- through eighth-graders Aug. 10 to 13 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. Becky Howlett will instruct players in beginning and intermediate skills.
Registration is $30 and includes a t-shirt. Participants must bring athletic shoes, knee pads, a water bottle and a tennis ball.
The deadline to sign up is Wednesday.
For more information, call 970-826-2004.
Get moving with Trapper Fitness 5K at Moffat County Fair
Moffat County Fair and Trapper Fitness Center will host a 5K Family Fun Run at 8 a.m. Aug. 8 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. in the Pavilion parking lot, and people can also register in advance at from noon to 7 p.m. weekdays at Trapper Fitness Center, 261 Commerce St.
The cost to run is $15, which includes a t-shirt and ticket for door prizes. Registration is due at sign-up.
For more information, call 970-824-6932.
Safari Club selling tickets for drawing
During the Moffat County Fair, Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter will be selling tickets for a drawing as part of the group’s annual fundraiser.
Representatives will be available throughout the day Aug. 8 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, selling entries for a drawing to win a Teton four-burner gas grill.
Singles are $5 apiece, while a book of five is $20.
Tickets can also be purchased from Mountain Man Taxidermy, Rummel Chiropractic, or from Ken Fleming or Karl Huntsman.
For more information, call Fleming at 970-629-1406 or Huntsman at 970-819-2531.
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The Craig Press’s long-planned Longevity Project event will be held in-person Wednesday as scheduled, despite a number of tweaks to the plan.