High school rodeo rides in Cottonwood
The best riders and ropers from the California High School Rodeo Association's District 1 were at it again over the weekend, as they competed in Cottonwood.
Lily Bertelsen from Los Molinos earned All-Around Cowgirl honors with 130 points.
Her weekend included a win in pole bending with a time of 44.84 seconds. To that she added a second-place showing in cutting (142 points); a third in breakaway roping (20.76); a fourth in goat tying (23.34) and was part of the fifth-place duo in team roping, pairing with Cottonwood's Bodie Robbins (27.82).
Red Bluff's Chelsey Bushnell was Reserve AA with 106 points, and Gerber's Bailey Bean was third runner-up, with 104.5.
Among tri-county participants, Bean also posted a win in goat tying, at 20.80 seconds.
Finishing in the top-10 in their respective events were: Barrel racing — Michell Woolbert, Gerber, 37.97 (8th) and Chelsey Bushnell, Red Bluff, 38.33 (10th); girls cutting — Bushnell, 141 (3rd), Cara Hencratt, Red Bluff, 135 (4th) and Bean, 125 (6th); pole bending — Hencratt, 44.86 (2nd) and Bushnell, 48.57 (6th); goat tying — Bushnell, 21.67 (2nd) and Woolbert, 30.41 (9th); breakaway roping — Bushnell, 17.95 (2nd) and Bean, 3.22/1 (6th).
AA Cowboy was Little Valley's Quincy Crum, with 101 points. Red Bluff's Wyatt Brown was second runner-up with 67.
Gerber's Garet Sedita was the top bull rider, with 65 points in the short go.
Putting in top-10 performances were: Tie-down roping — Brown, 27.33 (3rd) and Jesse Brewer, Los Molinos, 25.72/1 (8th); cutting — Chase Alvernaz, Williams, 137 (3rd) and Brown, 134 (4th); team roping — Brewer and Wyatt Spencer, Corning, 9.08/1 (8th).
The next rodeo will be an Interdistrict Rodeo at the Tehama District Fairgrounds on Feb. 16-17.