er overcast skies and light rain, Cody Ohl of Orchard, Texas, was named All-Around Cowboy at the 56th annual Crooked River Roundup Sunday and for his efforts, took home a Winchester rifle.
At the Crook County Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday, Ohl achieved the honor by winning the first go and placing third overall in calf roping and by tieing for sixth place in the first go, tieing for second place in the second go and tieing for second overall in the team roping. Ohl's winnings totaled $3,047.75.
While the rodeo was a popular attraction over the course of the weekend, it wasn't the only one. Fans watched as more than 70 local children faced off in the stick horse race, while three Oregon rodeo queens competed in the Miss Rodeo Oregon pageant, an honor claimed this year by central Oregon's Krista Shae Frazier.
Although exact percentages weren't available at press time, Organizers of the Crooked River Roundup are pleased with this year's turnout as compared with years past.
"Overall, we feel very positive about it," said Sheryl Rhoden, vice president of the Crooked River Roundup. "The attendance numbers were up for all three performances."
In the bull riding competition, the bulls won. Out of 49 cowboys, just seven finished with scores. Winning the event was Travis Owen of Redmond (84), cashing in on $1,392.43. Brandon Martin of Echo, and Cody Demers of Boulder, Mont. tied for first in bareback with scores of 80 ($1,153.33), while Powell Butte's Clint Corey finished in a tie for fourth ($377.81.)
In saddle bronc, Demers stood above the competition with a first place finish (80) and prize award of $1,264.39.
Hank Simmons, director of the Crooked River Roundup, said he was impressompetitors like that."
In calf roping, Shane Ered with the outcome for this year's event.ickson of Yelm, Wash., won first place and $1,041.13 in prize money. Pat Nogle of Grass Valley claimed top honors in steer wrestling and claimed a prize of $895.47. Lance Brooks of Shandon, Calif., and Cody Cowden of Merced, Calif., claimed first in team roping ($1,022.05), while Joe Talbot of Pendleton was first in steer roping ($1,112.26).
Hometown favorite Mike Beers was first in the second go of steer roping, taking home a prize of $1,112.26. In barrel racing, Cindy Woods of Sherwood claimed the top prize with an average time of 34.81 and won a payout of $561.56.
"The rough stock was outstanding and for the timed events, it was a who's who of national champions," Simmons said. "In every timed event, there were past and present champions, Guy Allen, Cody Ohl, Trevor Brazile and Mike Beers. You just don't get c