REDMOND — Local bareback riders placed first in all three go-rounds at the 2012 Columbia River Circuit Finals and took all four spots in the average in the two-day rodeo competition.
Redmond’s Steven Peebles won the bareback average with 249 points on three head for $1,617.19; he also won Friday’s first go-round with a ride of 85 points. Culver’s Brian Bain took the second go-round with 83 points, while Bobby Mote, also of Culver, took the third go-round with an 86-point ride. Mote took second in the average, Bain took third and Prineville’s Jason Havens was fourth.
The circuit finals, held at the Hooker Creek Event Center at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, featured the top 12 money winners in each rodeo discipline from rodeos staged this year in the Columbia River Circuit, which includes Oregon, Washington and northern Idaho.
Terrebonne’s Russell Cardoza, who won the rodeo’s all-around title, notched an average victory in team roping along with Spencer Mitchell, of Colusa, Calif., with a time of 15.3 seconds on three head, good for a check of $1,674.19. The team of Brandon Beers, of Powell Butte, and Cully Stafford, of Prineville, took the second go on Saturday with a time of 4.5 seconds.
Other average winners included Nik Hamm, of Rapid City, S.D., in steer wrestling; Bryan Marsing, of Marsing, Idaho, in saddle bronc; Jared Ferguson, of Cottonwood, Calif., in tie-down roping; Viki Friedrich, of Salkum, Wash., in barrel racing; and Cheyne Olney, of Kennewick, Wash., in bull riding. For results, see Scoreboard, D2.