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Montrose, Grand Junction events have Moffat County rodeo riding high

Garrett Uptain claims multiple wins during pro state finals

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
Kasen Brennise gets his rope around his calf during the Moffat County High School home rodeo. MCHS athletes competed in Montrose last week, while several also received honors as part of the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association finals in Grand Junction.
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The past week has been an exhausting but enriching one for certain Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School rodeo participants. rodeo participants.

Moffat County High School rodeo participants.

It was a busy stretch for rodeo along the Western Slope, as several athletes attended both the Montrose High School and Junior High eventMontrose High School and Junior High event and the and the Colorado Pro Rodeo AssociationColorado Pro Rodeo Association finals in Grand Junction. finals in Grand Junction.

Montrose High School and Junior High event and the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association finals in Grand Junction.

Among those doubling down was Garrett Uptain, who recorded two wins in saddle bronc and one in bull riding among high school peers while taking two wins among older competitors in Grand Junction, as he and older brother Wyatt placed first and second respectively, in the finals average, with Garrett also cashing in second place overall, just shy of the state championship honors.

Dusty Taylor took ninth in all-around points for CPRA, as he and Cutter Barnes — named 2015 Team Roping Header Rookie of the Year along with sibling Casey as the Heeler of the Year — took a team roping win in Montrose. Dusty and his brother, Denton, also made it into the team roping standings.

Also in Montrose, Kinlie Brennise took first place in the breakaway roping, while Trent Vernon nailed a win in the tie down roping. Yampa’s Eric Logan had the best results in steer wrestling for the team with a first day win that gave him enough points to shake things up on the all-around board, moving up to second as Cutter and Dusty went to third and fourth, followed by Vernon, Garrett, Jace Logan, Kasen Brennise and Yancey Weber.

Kinlie remains in second place for the girls while sisters Kayla and Quinn Pinnt moved up the ranks.

MCHS rodeo will finish the fall season this weekend in Elizabeth.

Look for more rodeo results in next week’s Saturday Morning Press.

Moffat County High School rodeo results at Montrose

Competitor — Day 1 Rank, Day 2Competitor — Day 1 Rank, Day 2

Competitor — Day 1 Rank, Day 2

Barrel racingBarrel racing

Barrel racing

Kinlie Brennise — 12, 13

Kayla Pinnt — 35, 25

Quinn Pinnt — 36, 34

Breakaway ropingBreakaway roping

Breakaway roping

Kinlie Brennise — 4, 1

Bull ridingBull riding

Bull riding

Tyler Baysinger — 15, 18

Dillon Burch — 12, 12

Ty Pinnt — 20, 16

Garrett Uptain — 17, 1

Goat tyingGoat tying

Goat tying

Kinlie Brennise — 10, 2

Pole BendingPole Bending

Pole Bending

Kinlie Brennise — 2, 24

Kayla Pinnt — 23, 31

Quinn Pinnt — 15, 10

Saddle bronc

Garrett Uptain — 1, 1

Steer wrestlingSteer wrestling

Steer wrestling

Cutter Barnes — 6, 2

Eric Logan — 1, 3

Jace Logan — 3, 6

Team ropingTeam roping

Team roping

Cutter Barnes/Dusty Taylor — 1, 12

Kasen Brennise/Kinlie Brennise — 16, 9

Eric Logan/Yancey Weber — 21, 2

Jace Logan — 9, 5

Trent Vernon — 3, 11

Tie down ropingTie down roping

Tie down roping

Cutter Barnes — 13, 11

Kasen Brennise — 5, 17

Eric Logan — 6, 8

Jace Logan — 7, 4

Dusty Taylor — 10, 6

Trent Vernon — 2, 1

All-around season pointsAll-around season points

All-around season points

Competitor — Points, current state rankingCompetitor — Points, current state ranking

Competitor — Points, current state ranking



Kinlie Brennise — 131.5, 2

Kayla Pinnt — 10, 26

Quinn Pinnt — 5, 35

Boys Boys


Eric Logan — 90, 2

Cutter Barnes — 87, 3

Dusty Taylor — 84, 4

Trent Vernon — 82, 5

Garrett Uptain — 76, 6

Jace Logan — 60, 8

Kasen Brennise — 51, 11

Yancey Weber — 18, 24

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