Goat tiers set blazing times
- Lon Austin
- Central Oregonian - News
A quartet of goat tiers from the Tri-County Rodeo Club dominated the action at the final Oregon High School Rodeo of the fall season.
>Jessie Loper, Carly Hibbs, Courtney Hibbs, and Kimmer Severance all place in final fall rodeo
Jessie Loper won both go rounds of the rodeo, which was held in Molalla. Loper finished with a time of 7.65 in the first go round, then was even faster the next day as she blazed to a time of 7.41.
Carly Hibbs finished second on day one with a run of 7.99, then tied for third in the second go round with a time of 8.679. Kimmer Severance and Courtney Hibbs also placed in goat tying. Severance took third in the first go round with a time of 8.89, then finished eighth on day two with a run of 9.20 seconds. Meanwhile Courtney Hibbs was second on day two with a run of 8.17 seconds.
Courtney Hibbs also had a solid run in breakaway roping, taking first on day one with a run of 2.58 seconds. Bailey Beall, Talia Radabaugh, and Loper also placed in the round, finishing eighth, ninth, and 10th respectively.
Beall and Radabaugh also had solid runs in girls cutting. Beall won the first go round with a score of 67 while Radabaugh was third with a 64. The pair improved their scores in the second go round with scores of 71, which tied for third place.
Beall also placed 10th on day two of both pole bending and barrel racing.
Severance and Loper also placed in team roping on the second day of competition. Kimmer and Austin Severance came away with third place with a time of 8.01 seconds while Loper and Jesse Lynch took ninth in a time of 19.89.
Also placing in the rodeo was James Beatty who finished third in steer wrestling and 10th in tie down roping in the first go round.
Brothers T.J. and A.J. McCauley of Redmond also had solid days for the Tri-County Rodeo Club. A.J. had a first and a third in tie down roping while T.J. finished fourth on day one and third in the second go round.
A.J. also had a second and a fourth in steer wrestling.
On a side note, Ryder Shinkle, who was injured Saturday night, is recovering nicely.
Shinkle was stepped on by a bull and suffered a broken rib, two cracked ribs, a lacerated liver, and a possible AC strain in his shoulder.
Shinkle spent two nights in ICU at OSU Health Science Center, but is currently home and is expected to return to school either today or Monday.
“We’ve had lots of community support,” said his father Mike Shinkle. “We’re blessed. He’s doing great.”