Two Wyoming Cowboys are National Champs!

Brian Brown of LaBarge (Bareback Riding Co-Champ) and Colton Kofoed of Bear River (Tie-Down Roping), rose above the rest, at the 2015 High School National Finals Rodeo at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs.

Competitors from roughly 40 US States, as well as several Canadian provinces and Australia, tried to win national championship belt buckles, saddles, and team titles.

Video highlights are of Wyoming competitors in the Championship Short-Go.

 

 

Last update posted: Saturday, July 18th 10:00pm

Total on 3 Results: (Only those Wyoming competitors that made it to the Championship Short-Go are listed)

Barebacks:

1st Place (Tie): Brian Brown (LaBarge) - 215 points. Won by 2 points.

6th Place (Tie): Hunter Carlson (Dougals) - 201 points. Trails by 14 points.

13th Place: Chance Ames (Big Piney) - 146 points. No score in Championship Short-Go.

Tie Down Roping:

1st Place: Colton Kofoed (Bear River...Rides for Team Utah) - 26.81 seconds. Won by 1.56 seconds.

14th Place: A.C. Martin (Evanston...Rides for Team Utah) - 20.3 seconds. No time in the Championship Short-Go.

Goat Tying:

20th Place: Jacey Thompson (Lusk) - 16.22 seconds. No time in the Championship Short-Go.

Pole Bending:

7th Place: Abi Deveraux (Newcastle) - 61.364 seconds. Trails by 1.482 seconds.

15th Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 61.876 seconds. Trails by 1.994 seconds.

Saddle Broncs:

18th Place: Brady Thurston (Lance Creek) - 85 points. No score in the Championship Short-Go.

Team Roping:

11th Place: Kellan and Jayden Johnson (Casper) - 37.85 seconds. Trail by 16.64 seconds.

Barrel Racing:

6th Place: Sierra Spratt (Lysite...Rides for Team Arizona) - 52.492 seconds. Trails by 0.438 seconds.

13th Place: Kassidy Williams (Pinedale...Rides for Team Idaho) - 53.189 seconds. Trails by 1.135 seconds.

16th Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 57.703 seconds. Trails by 5.649 seconds.

Girls Cutting:

12th Place: Rylee Whitman (Big Piney) - 427 points. Trails by 25 points.

All-Around Cowgirl:

8th Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney)

Team Standings:

Boys: Wyoming is 12th out of 43 teams.

Girls: Wyoming is 18th out of 37 teams.

Combined: Wyoming is 13th out of 45 teams.

 

Championship Short Go Results:

Barebacks:

3rd Place: Brian Brown (LaBarge) - 73 points. Trails by 2 points.

10th Place: Hunter Carlson (Douglas) - 57 points. Trails by 18 points.

13th Place (Tie): Chance Ames (Big Piney) - No Score

Tie Down Roping:

1st Place: Colton Kofoed (Bear River...Rides for Team Utah) - 7.92 seconds. Leads by 1.08 seconds.

13th Place (Tie): A.C. Martin (Evanston...Rides for Team Utah) - No Time.

Goat Tying:

18th Place (Tie): Jacey Thompson (Lusk) - No Time.

Pole Bending:

5th Place (Tie): Abi Deveraux (Newcastle) - 20.273 seconds. Trails by 0.264 seconds.

10th Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 20.43 seconds. Trails by 0.421 seconds.

Saddle Broncs:

13th Place (Tie): Brady Thurston (Lance Creek) - No Score

Team Roping:

12th Place: Kellan and Jayden Johnson (Casper) - 22.81 seconds. Trail by 17.32 seconds.

Barrel Racing:

11th Place: Sierra Spratt (Lysite...Rides for Team Arizona) - 17.654 seconds. Trails by 0.465 seconds.

13th Place: Kassidy Williams (Pinedale...Rides for Team Idaho) - 17.701 seconds. Trails by 0.512 seconds.

16th Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 22.31 seconds. Trails by 5.121 seconds.

Girls Cutting:

13th Place: Rylee Whitman (Big Piney) - 140 points. Trails by 12 points.

 

Total on 2 Results:

Barebacks:

1st Place: Chance Ames (Big Piney) - 146 points. Leads by 2 points. In the finals!

2nd Place: Hunter Carlson (Douglas) - 144 points. Trails by 2 points. In the finals!

4th Place: Brian Brown (LaBarge) - 142 points. Trails by 4 points. In the finals!

53rd Place: Tyler Erickson (Wheatland) - 53 points. No score in Round 1.

Breakaway Roping:

25th Place: Justene Hirsig (Cheyenne) - 7.32 seconds. Trails by 2.01 seconds.

38th Place: Peggy Sue Garman (Sundance) - 8.44 seconds. Trails by 3.13 seconds.

117th Place: Kate Dickinson (Rock Springs) - 13.38 seconds. No time in Round 2.

Goat Tying:

12th Place: Jacey Thompson (Lusk) - 16.22 seconds. Trails by 2.46 seconds. In the finals!

103rd Place: Reata Beck (Albin) - 34.92 seconds. Trails by 21.16 seconds.

112th Place: Jamie Thompson (Lusk) - 7.46 seconds. No time in Round 2.

Tie-Down Roping:

1st Place: Colton Kofoed (Bear River...Rides for Team Utah) - 18.89 seconds. Leads by 0.48 seconds. In the finals!

4th Place: A.C. Martin (Evanston...Rides for Team Utah) - 20.3 seconds. Trails by 1.41 seconds. In the finals!

90th Place: Garrett Murphy (Torrington) - 14.5 seconds. No time in Round 2.

Saddle Broncs:

16th Place: Brady Thurston (Lance Creek) - 85 points. Trails by 72 points. In the finals!

21st Place (Tie): Justin Dory (Laramie) - 66 points. No score in Round 2.

21st Place (Tie): Tanner Butner (Big Piney) - 66 points. No score in Round 2

30th Place: Mike Burtenshaw (Buffalo) - 55 points. No score in Round 1.

Steer Wrestling:

23rd Place: Dalton Burgener (Douglas) - 37.07 seconds. Trails by 24.67 seconds.

Pole Bending:

10th Place: Abi Deveraux (Newcastle) - 41.091 seconds. Trails by 1.662 seconds. In the finals!

17th Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 41.446 seconds. Trails by 2.017 seconds. In the finals!

163rd Place: Ashley Graber (Gillette) - 22.695 seconds. No time in Round 2.

169th Place: Makenna Balkenbush (Story) - 26.304 seconds. No time in Round 1.

Barrel Racing:

5th Place: Sierra Spratt (Lysite...Rides for Team Arizona) - 34.838 seconds. Trails by 0.053 seconds. In the finals!

9th Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 35.393 seconds. Trails by 0.608 seconds. In the finals!

14th Place: Kassidy Williams (Pinedale...Rides for Team Idaho) - 35.488 seconds. Trails by 0.703 seconds. In the finals!

66th Place: Riley Addington (Gillette) - 36.714 seconds. Trails by 1.929 seconds.

74th Place: Sheyenne Jacobson (Gillette) - 36.849 seconds. Trails by 2.064 seconds.

114th Place: Linzee Adamson (Arvada) - 40.883 seconds. Trails by 6.098 seconds.

Team Roping:

3rd Place: Kellan and Jayden Johnson (Casper) - 15.04 seconds. Trail by 1.71 seconds. In the finals!

25th Place: Wheaton Williams (Big Horn) and Jerren Johnson (Casper) - 6.05 seconds. No time in Round 2.

57th Place: Justene Hirsig (Cheyenne) and Denton Shaw (Lusk) - 11.48 seconds. No time in Round 1.

66th Place: Matt Britton (Wheatland) and Jace Berger (Saratoga) - 12.61 seconds. No time in Round 1.

Boys Cutting:

38th Place (Tie): Casey Beck (Gillette) - 273 points. Trails by 24 points.

45th Place (Tie): Wyatt Ramsey (Riverton) - 270 points. Trails by 27 points.

50th Place: Trase Johnson (Gillette) - 267 points. Trails by 30 points.

66th Place: Denton Carson (Arvada) - 199 points. Trails by 98 points.

Girls Cutting:

10th Place (Tie): Rylee Whitman (Big Piney) - 287 points. Trails by 13 points. In the finals!

64th Place (Tie): Courtney Reynolds (Gillette) - 268 points. Trails by 32 points.

67th Place (Tie): Shae Bray (Casper) - 265 points. Trails by 35 points.

79th Place (Tie): Emmy Ilgen (Sheridan) - 205 points. Trails by 95 points.

Reined Cow Horse:

27th Place: Reata Beck (Albin) - 552.5 points. Trails by 38 points.

54th Place: Bailey Gibbons (Worland) - 519 points. Trails by 71.5 points

68th Place: Courtney Reynolds (Gillette) - 495.5 points. Trails by 95 points.

83rd Place: Casey Beck (Gillette) - 476.5 points. Trails by 114 points.

 

Round 2 Results:

Barebacks:

1st Place: Brian Brown (LaBarge) - 75 points. Leads by 1 point.

8th Place (Tie): Hunter Carlson (Douglas) - 70 points. Trails by 5 points.

15th Place (Tie): Chance Ames (Big Piney) - 67 points. Trails by 8 points.

38th Place (Tie): Tyler Erickson (Wheatland) - 51 points. Trails by 24 points.

Breakaway Roping:

22nd Place: Justene Hirsig (Cheyenne) - 3.06 seconds. Trails by 0.88 seconds.

63rd Place (Tie): Peggy Sue Garman (Sundance) - 4.39 seconds. Trails by 2.21 seconds.

Goat Tying:

5th Place (Tie): Jacey Thompson (Lusk) - 7.69 seconds. Trails by 1.12 seconds.

151st Place: Reata Beck (Albin) - 20.21 seconds. Trails by 13.64 seconds.

Tie-Down Roping:

9th Place: Colton Kofoed (Bear River...Rides for Team Utah) - 9.89 seconds. Trails by 1.45 seconds.

23rd Place: A.C. Martin (Evanston...Rides for Team Utah) - 10.99 seconds. Trails by 2.55 seconds.

Saddle Broncs:

20th Place (Tie): Mike Burtenshaw (Buffalo) - 55 points. Trails by 22 points. (No score in Round 1)

28th Place (Tie): Brady Thurston (Lance Creek) - 43 points. Trails by 34 points.

Steer Wrestling:

8th Place (Tie): Dalton Burgener (Douglas) - 7.3 seconds. Trails by 1.98 seconds.

Pole Bending:

5th Place: Abi Deveraux (Newcastle) - 20.114 seconds. Trails by 0.309 seconds.

12th Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 20.368 seconds. Trails by 0.563 seconds.

127th Place: Kenna Balkenbush (Sheridan) - 26.304 seconds. Trails by 6.499 seconds.

Barrel Racing:

2nd Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 17.275 seconds. Trails by 0.06 seconds.

4th Place: Sierra Spratt (Lysite...Rides for Team Arizona) - 17.284 seconds. Trails by 0.069 seconds.

7th Place: Kassidy Williams (Pinedale...Riders for Team Idaho) - 17.424 seconds. Trails by 0.209 seconds.

83rd Place: Riley Addington (Gillette) - 18.263 seconds. Trails by 1.048 seconds.

84th Place: Sheyenne Jacobson (Gillette) - 18.275 seconds. Trails by 1.06 seconds.

146th Place: Linzee Adamson (Arvada) - 22.906 seconds. Trails by 5.691 seconds.

Team Roping:

12th Place: Kellan and Jayden Johnson (Casper) - 7.64 seconds. Trail by 3.15 seconds.

29th Place: Justene Hirsig (Cheyenne) and Denton Shaw (Lusk) - 11.48 seconds. Trail by 6.99 seconds.

38th Place: Matt Britton (Wheatland) and Jace Berger (Saratoga) - 12.61 seconds. Trail by 8.12 seconds. No time in Round 1

Boys Cutting:

34th Place (Tie): Wyatt Ramsey (Riverton) - 138 points. Trails by 11 points.

38th Place (Tie): Casey Beck (Gillette) - 137 points. Trails by 12 points.

55th Place (Tie): Trase Johnson (Gillette) - 134 points. Trails by 15 points.

74th Place (Tie): Denton Carson (Arvada) - 63 points. Trails by 86 points.

Girls Cutting:

24th Place: Rylee Whitman (Big Piney) - 142 points. Trails by 8 points.

60th Place (Tie): Shae Bray (Casper) - 135 points. Trails by 15 points.

71st Place (Tie): Courtney Reynolds (Gillette) - 132 points. Trails by 18 points.

83rd Place (Tie): Emmy Ilgen (Sheridan) - 64 points. Trails by 86 points.

Reined Cow Horse:

41st Place: Reata Beck (Albin) - 270 points. Trails by 27.5 points.

62nd Place: Bailey Gibbons (Worland) - 260 points. Trails by 37.5 points.

65th Place: Courtney Reynolds (Gillette) - 257 points. Trails by 40.5 points.

83rd Place: Casey Beck (Gillette) - 238 points. Trails by 59.5 points.

 

Round 1 Results:

Barebacks:

1st Place: Chance Ames (Big Piney) - 79 points. Leads by 2 points.

4th Place (Tie): Hunter Carlson (Douglas) - 74 points. Trails by 5 points.

13th Place: Brian Brown (LaBarge) - 67 points. Trails by 12 points.

Breakaway Roping:

47th Place: Peggy Sue Garman (Sundance) - 4.05 seconds. Trails by 1.88 seconds.

52nd Place: Justene Hirsig (Douglas) - 4.26 seconds. Trails by 2.09 seconds.

Goat Tying:

9th Place (Tie): Jamie Thompson (Lusk) - 7.46 seconds. Trails by 0.34 seconds.

38th Place: Jacey Thompson (Lusk) - 8.53 seconds. Trails by 1.41 seconds.

128th Place: Reata Beck (Albin) - 14.71 seconds. Trails by 7.59 seconds.

Tie-Down Roping:

2nd Place: Colton Kofoed (Bear River...Rides for Team Utah) - 9.00 seconds. Trails by 0.56 seconds.

5th Place: A.C. Martin (Evanston...Rides for Team Utah) - 9.31 seconds. Trails by 0.87 seconds.

49th Place: Garrett Murphy (Torrington) - 14.5 seconds. Trails by 6.06 seconds.

Saddle Broncs:

7th Place (Tie): Justin Dory (Laramie) - 66 points. Trails by 14 points.

7th Place (Tie): Tanner Butner (Big Piney) - 66 points. Trails by 14 points.

25th Place (Tie): Brady Thurston (Lance Creek) - 42 points. Trails by 38 points.

Steer Wrestling:

49th Place: Dalton Burgener (Douglas) - 29.77 seconds. Trails by 24.91 seconds.

Pole Bending:

36th Place: Abi Deveraux (Newcastle) - 20.977 seconds. Trails by 1.353 seconds.

46th Place (Tie): Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 21.708 seconds. Trails by 2.084 seconds.

102nd Place: Ashley Graber (Gillette) - 22.695 seconds. Trials by 3.071 seconds.

Team Roping:

3rd Place: Wheaton Williams (Big Horn) and Jerren Johnson (Casper) - 6.05 seconds. Trail by 0.17 seconds.

10th Place: Kellan Johnson (Casper) and Jayden Johnson (Casper) - 7.4 seconds. Trail by 1.52 seconds.

Barrel Racing:

6th Place: Sierra Spratt (Lysite...Rides for Team Arizona) - 17.554 seconds. Trails by 0.311 seconds.

38th Place: Linzee Adamson (Arvada) - 17.977 seconds. Trails by 0.734 seconds.

46th Place: Kassidy Williams (Pinedale...Rides for Team Idaho) - 18.064 seconds. Trails by 0.821 seconds.

51st Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 18.118 seconds. Trails by 0.875 seconds.

100th Place: Riley Addington (Gillette) - 18.451 seconds. Trails by 1.208 seconds.

108th Place: Sheyenne Jacobson (Gillette) - 18.574 seconds. Trails 1.331 seconds.

Boys Cutting:

43rd Place (Tie): Casey Beck (Gillette) - 136 points. Trails by 13 points.

43rd Place (Tie): Denton Carson (Arvada) - 136 points. Trails by 13 points.

55th Place: Trase Johnson (Gillette) - 133 points. Trails by 16 points.

57th Place (Tie): Wyatt Ramsey (Riverton) - 132 points. Trails by 17 points.

Girls Cutting:

9th Place (Tie): Rylee Whitman (Big Piney) - 145 points. Trails by 5 points.

34th Place (Tie): Emmy Ilgen (Sheridan) - 141 points. Trails by 9 points.

69th Place (Tie): Courtney Reynolds (Gillette) - 136 points. Trails by 14 points.

90th Place: Shae Bray (Casper) - 130 points. Trails by 20 points.

105th Place (Tie): Sierra Spratt (Lysite...rides for Team Arizona) - 64 points. Trails by 86 points.

Reined Cow Horse:

13th Place: Reata Beck (Albin) - 282.5 points. Trails by 14.5 points.

51st Place: Bailey Gibbons (Worland) - 259 points. Trails by 38 points.

79th Place (Tie): Casey Beck (Gillette) - 238.5 points. Trails by 58.5 points.

79th Place (Tie): Courtney Reynolds (Gillette) - 238.5 points. Trails by 58.5 points.