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Sadie Leyba and Jamie Wines smile on their horses after competing in the Silver State Invitational Rodeo (SSIR). Wines finished fifth in the competition in the team roping event. Leyba hit 18 of 25 clay pigeons in the trap shooting event, though the results from the trap shooting event have not been posted as of press time. Ryan Benson and Wyatt Jordan made strong showings in their events but did not reach the “short go” stage. Carlin Hooper and Paul Sonerholm were unable to attend the event after qualifying to compete in the State Finals Rodeo. Contestants qualified for SSIR by finishing in 5th through 15th place in their event at the State Finals Rodeo. The invitation based competition took place in Winnemucca from  June 30-July 5.Rodeo girls