Less than two months after the White Pine High School Rodeo club took 15th place at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Wyoming, the club was back out riding again to start their new season. The club hosted every rodeo club in the state at the White Pine County Fairgrounds on Sept. 26-27 to start the new rodeo season, which according to club director Jim Jordan runs though Memorial Day Weekend.

The home rodeo came just more than three months after the club hosted the state final rodeo in Ely. Jordan said that the club received praise from many of the visiting clubs for being able to get organized so quickly after the state finals.

“I’m just glad we were able to get it done. Everything went smoothly and everyone had a good time,” Jordan said. “We would not have been able to put this together without the help of the club’s sponsors and all the volunteers who donated hours of their time. We owe them all a big thank you.”

The rodeo will be the only one the high school and junior high clubs will get to compete in at home this season

A total of seven members of White Pine’s High School club and one from the county’s junior high placed in the weekend’s competitions.

Junior High Finish:

Breyana Miller-Dubray: Third place in barrel racing, sixth place in girls breakaway.

High School Finishes:

Sadie Leyba: Second place in .22 shooting, fifth place in breakaway, fifth place in barrel racing, seventh place in trap shooting, ninth place in pole bending, tenth place in team roping with Jamie Wines.

Maggie Wines: Eighth place barrel racing, tenth place in pole bending.

Chance Green (Eureka):  First place in boys breakaway.

Shay Zeman: Ninth place in pole bending.

Teanna Green (Eureka): Tenth place in barrel racing.

Tyler Whipple: First place in trap shooting, third place in .22 shooting.

Mason Broughton: Eighth place in trap shooting.

Robert Switzer photo Shay Zeman competes in the pole bending event at the White Pine County Fairgrounds.

Robert Switzer photo
Shay Zeman competes in the pole bending event at the White Pine County Fairgrounds.

Robert Switzer photo Catherine Odgers ropes a calf during Saturday’s rodeo events at the White Pine County Fairgrounds.

Robert Switzer photo
Catherine Odgers ropes a calf during Saturday’s rodeo events at the White Pine County Fairgrounds.