Local junior riders earn top honors

Riders from the Peninsula Junior Rodeo team celebrate a strong finish at the Kitsap Junior Rodeo in June.  Photo courtesy of Tina VanAusdle

They may come from different schools, but in the summer these athletes ride for one team.

The Peninsula Junior Rodeo team, made up of youths from Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Townsend schools, combined to earn more than 20 top-five placings at the Kitsap Junior Rodeo in Silverdale June 18-20.

Amelia Herman won all-around buckaroo, Emily VanAusdle took home the top junior girl award and Colton Barnett was named runner-up in the peewee division.

Results for Peninsula Junior Rodeo riders are detailed below:
• Buckaroos
Cal-stake — 1. Amelia Hermann
Goat undecorating — 2. Leslie Davies
Dummy roping — 3. Davies, 4. A. Hermann
• Peewees Barrels — 1. Madison Ballou, 3. Colton Barnett
Dummy roping — 3. Barnett
Goat tying — 1. Jai-Lynn Taylor, 5. Cassie Ann Moore
Poles — 2. Barnett, 5. Ballou, 6. Moore
• Junior girls
Barrels — 2. Emily VanAusdle, 4. Ally Billings, 6. Anne Meek
Breakaway — 2. VanAusdle
Poles — 1. VanAusdle, 2. Billings
Steer daubing — 2. VanAusdle, 5. Saydee Herman
• Junior boys
Goat tying — 1. Wyatt Billings
• Senior boys Bareback — 5. Garth McCaleb
Calf roping — 1. McCaleb
• All divisions
Trail 10 and under — 1. Barnett, 4. Moore, 5. A. Hermann, 6. Ballou
Trail 11 and over — 6. VanAusdle.
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