Montrose, Grand Junction events have Moffat County rodeo riding high
Garrett Uptain claims multiple wins during pro state finals
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.
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
Kinlie Brennise — 12, 13
Kayla Pinnt — 35, 25
Quinn Pinnt — 36, 34
Breakaway ropingBreakaway roping
Kinlie Brennise — 4, 1
Bull ridingBull riding
Tyler Baysinger — 15, 18
Dillon Burch — 12, 12
Ty Pinnt — 20, 16
Garrett Uptain — 17, 1
Goat tyingGoat tying
Kinlie Brennise — 10, 2
Pole BendingPole Bending
Kinlie Brennise — 2, 24
Kayla Pinnt — 23, 31
Quinn Pinnt — 15, 10
Garrett Uptain — 1, 1
Steer wrestlingSteer wrestling
Cutter Barnes — 6, 2
Eric Logan — 1, 3
Jace Logan — 3, 6
Team ropingTeam 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
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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