County youth participate in National rodeo events
SILVER STATE RODEO: Logan Siebert and teammate competed in team roping.
Nine members of the Goldendale Rodeo Club competed in events over the past four weeks in National high school and junior high school rodeos. Logan Siebert, Lexi Cameron and Tayler Jo Bradley qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wy. by virtue of their top five finishes during State competition. Siebert qualified in bronc riding and cutting. Cameron went in pole bending and Bradley competed in break-away roping where she finished 25th in the first day of the event.
Kaci Chambers competed in pole bending at the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, N.V.
Washington team members were eligible this year for the first time in the NRA sponsored shooting competition. Siebert qualified in the trap shoot along with team member Tanner Bradley. Bradley finished 23rd in the event. Also competing for the Goldendale team was David Gunkel who had a strong performance, finishing ninth in the .22 rifle competition.
In addition to the Nationals in Wyoming, Siebert also qualified for the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nev. with teammate Jacob Bush in team roping. Joining Siebert at Winnemucca were Kacie Chambers in pole bending and barrels, R.J. Hicks in bull riding, and Charlie Thiele in breakaway roping and team roping. Thiele and her teammate Kelsey Streeter, of Palisades were the only girl-girl team to make the finals and placed seventh overall out of more than 125 teams.
Also competing for Goldendale was Cheyanne Dove at the Wrangler Jr. Finals in Gallup, N.M.