Justin Slater, Lane Siebert, and Tanner Bradley finish in the money in NPRA rodeos
August 1, 2018
The team roping tandem of Neal and Justin Slater came away with a chunk of change at last week's Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo in Madras after finishing fourth in the team roping event during the rodeo's main performance Friday night.
Justin, who recently returned from the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming, handled the heeling duties in Madras while Neal was the header.
The two finished fourth among the 15 teams in attendance, stopping the timers at 18.1 seconds while each pocketed $167.33 for the finish.
The Slaters weren't the only Goldendale residents that recorded a high finish at one of last week's rodeos.
Lane Siebert, like Slater, also recently returned from the National High School Finals Rodeo and was able to finish in the money along the coast.
At the 73rd annual Long Beach Rodeo, Siebert cruised to an 11.3 second finish in a tough tie down roping field. Although his 11.3 second finish placed him fifth, just 1.1 seconds separated him from the first place finisher. Siebert was able to take home $246.24 out of the total purse of $21,571.20 with the finish.
That first place finisher was Stephenville's Clayton Eggers, who is team roping partners with Logan Siebert. Eggers finished the calf roping in Long Beach in 10.2 seconds and earned $793.44.
At the third NPRA rodeo last week, the Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo in Longview, Goldendale's Tanner Bradley was a big winner after his second place mark in the bull riding event.
Bradley was just one of two riders with qualifying scores, making the purse a lot sweeter. He took home $1,171.20 after garnering 82 points from his ride.
He trailed only Cheyne Olney, from Touchet, in the event, who recorded 88 points and earned $1,756.80
Also in Longview, White Salmon's Aaron Kreps earned $264.00 from a seventh place finish (13.5 seconds) in the team roping event.
This week's rodeos
The draws are set for this week's Northwest Professional Rodeo Association events as the clock ticks down the time until the Klickitat County Fair and Rodeo.
This week, there's three rodeos in Oregon with lots of local representation.
With the slack having started Tuesday and the rest of the rodeo running until Saturday, the Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo in Redmond, Oregon, will feature six Goldendale and two Centerville competitors.
The first night of the performance kicked off at 6 p.m. Tuesday night with the slack performance, which featured Goldendale's Taylor Bradley in the breakaway along with Goldendale's Logan Siebert, Lane Siebert, and Hank Thompson in the calf roping. Logan Siebert is up in another slack event Tuesday night as well, the team roping event along with partner Clayton Eggers, from Stephenville.
Centerville's Cooper Mills also joins them in the slack. Mills will go in the calf roping event.
The main performance continues each night from Wednesday through Saturday at 7 p.m. Centerville's Curtis Kayser is up in the calf roping Friday night, Goldendale's Tanner Bradley will go in the bull riding Saturday night with Justin Slater competing in the novice bronc that same night.
White Salmon's Aaron Kreps is up in the main performance as well, competing in the calf roping and team roping with teammate John Mendoza Thursday night.
The second NPRA event this week takes place at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Corvallis, Oregon, with the rodeo running Thursday and Friday.
Justin and Neal Slater are the lone two Goldendale residents set to compete and will both be up Friday night after the main performance kicks off at 7. Justin will go first in the novice bronc before both take the arena in the team roping event.
Centerville's Curtis Kayser is in the performance Thursday night, competing in the calf roping.
Kreps again will be in the calf roping and team roping (Friday 7 p.m.) with Mendoza, who's from Asotin.
The last NPRA rodeo of the week is in Klamath Falls, Oregon, close to 280 miles south of Goldendale, and runs Friday and Saturday.
While there aren't any Goldendale or Centerville cowboys or cowgirls set to compete, Kreps will be competing in his third rodeo of the week and will be up in both of his same events during the slack on Saturday morning starting at 8.
After this week's rodeos, there are two more NPRA sanctioned events set for the middle of next week in Oregon.
Two rodeos are slated for Aug. 10-11 in John Day and Fossil, Oregon, and are the last two NPRA rodeos before the Klickitat County Rodeo.
A few days before the Grant County Fair in Oregon, the John Day Rodeo will run next Tuesday and Wednesday in John Day, which is about 180 miles southeast of Goldendale.
Also next week is the Wheeler County Fair and Rodeo in Fossil which runs from Aug. 8-12 with the rodeo taking place Tuesday and Wednesday.
After those two rodeos, there's around a two week break from NPRA rodeos before the next two in the series.
The rodeo at the Klickitat County Fair will take place Aug. 25-26, right before the Wasco County Fair and Rodeo, which runs Aug. 24-25 in Tygh Valley, Oregon.