Jeff Co event brings 135 competitors

After the dust settled inside Corwin Arena, winners were crowned at the Jefferson County Rodeo, which ended Saturday night at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras.

The rodeo, sanctioned by the Northwest Pro Rodeo Association, had a total payout of $13,976 this year, and champion bull rider Roy Jackson took the biggest chunk of it.

He rode Frostbite, stock of the B-Bar-D Rodeo Co. from Culver, for 78 points as the only qualified ride during the two-day event to pocket $1,672.

The victory for Jackson, of Tiller in Southern Oregon, further cemented his spot at the top of the NPRA season standings, giving him $7,823 in earnings this year. Derek Kolbaba, of Walla Walla, Wash., is in second place with not even half of what Jackson has, $3,880.67.

Terrebonne’s Charlie Barker won money in three events, highlighted by a win in steer wrestling. Barker laid his steer down in 4.7 seconds to win the buckle and $288, and then hopped on a horse to take fourth in the saddle bronc competition. He rode Painted Sky for a 67-point ride, and a check for $57.60.

Barker’s third payout came in team roping, where he and partner Trevor Aldrich headed and heeled the calf in 9.1 seconds for fourth place and $136.80 each.

Redmond’s Kasey Every won the barrel racing, an event where Central Oregon cowgirls won five of the six spots in the money. Every completed the cloverleaf pattern in 14.52 seconds, followed by Terrebonne’s Sammy Jo Cardoza’s time of 14.85.

Every claimed $793.44 for her victory, and Cardoza left with a $656.64 pay day.

Terrebonne’s Bobbi Aldrich took top honors in breakaway roping with a red-hot time of 3.9 seconds and pocketed $626.40, and the team of Hayes Smith and T.J. McCauley won the team toping event with a time of 5.5 seconds for $547.20 each.

Chase Richter, of Dallas, won the tie-down roping competition with a time of 9.2 seconds to win $604.80.

Rounding out the roughstock events, Cooper Dewitt and Zalin Arritola split the top money in the saddle bronc. Each rider recorded 74 points, and was awarded $403.20 apiece. Kyle Bounds of Harrisburg won the bareback riding competition with 78 points on top of Lady Gaga, and he pocketed $460.80.

There were 135 total participants in this year’s Jefferson County Rodeo.

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