4-H Rodeo draws close to 100 contestants

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Last weekend’s 4-H Rodeo winners included some familiar Socorro County contestant names. Melissa Gabaldon went home with the all around trophy spurs on Sunday, and had first place in breakaway roping, second place in team roping and third place in ribbon roping. Chazlin LeSueur was the breakaway roping average winner with third place Saturday and second place on Sunday; she also had third place in pole bending and a second place in goat tying. Jorrell Mirabal placed first in tie-down roping, fourth in breakaway roping and fifth in ribbon roping. Jaxson Mirabal placed first in step-down roping and had third and fifth place in pole bending. Bailey Chavez was the Senior Reserve All Around Breast Collar winner and the saddle bronc riding average winner with first place both days; he also had second place in ribbon roping and third place in tie-down roping. Kelvin Chavez took home another first place in bull riding, to add to his collection. Joren Mirabal and Cathryn Wellborn also placed in their events, and Lamar Fountain and Charles Perkins participated in steer riding.

Overall results:
Saturday All Around Winners: (Each awarded a pair of trophy spurs)
Novice: Sterlin English
Junior: Peyton Lewis
Senior: Judson South

Sunday All Around Winners: (Each awarded a pair of trophy spurs)
Novice: Jocelyn Massey
Junior: Melissa Gabaldon
Senior: Jake South

Weekend All Around Saddle Winners:
Novice: Jocelyn Massey
Junior: O.T. Edwards
Senior: Jake South

Weekend Reserve All Around Breast Collar Winners:
Novice: Faith Riley
Junior: Nakona Danley
Senior: Bailey Chavez

Weekend Average Buckle Winners:
Senior Saddle Bronc Riding: Bailey Chavez
Senior Bull Riding: Emilio Segura
Junior Bull Riding:  Ed Woodbury
Novice Steer Riding:  Brewen Middagh
Novice Steer Stopping: Jake Orris
Novice Step-Down Roping: Sterlin English
Junior Ribbon Roping: O.T. Edwards
Senior Ribbon Roping:  Jake South
Junior Tie Down Roping:  Peyton Lewis
Senior Tie Down Roping: Jake South
Novice Breakaway Roping:  Faith Riley
Junior Breakaway Roping:  Chazlin LeSueur
Senior Breakaway Roping:  Cordell Davis
Junior Team Roping:  Heading-OT Edwards Heeling-Tee Pickett
Senior Team Roping:  Heading-Kenyon Bearup Heeling-Karter Bearup
Senior Steer Wrestling: Brock Powell
Novice Goat Tying:  Faith Riley
Junior Goat Tying:  Lyndsey Orris
Senior Goat Tying:  Brina Riley
Novice Pole Bending:  Jocelyn Massey
Junior Pole Bending:  Nakona Danley
Senior Pole Bending:  Lacy Garner
Novice Flag Race:  Jocelyn Massey
Novice Barrels:  Jocelyn Massey
Junior Barrels:  K’Dayl Looney
Senior Barrels:  Lacy Garner

There were 92 total contestants from around the state.