Junior events the highlight as E.B.A. rodeo finishes up

By Marvin Birchfield
STAR Correspondent

   It was overcast skies that shadowed Sundays' competition of the Virginia High School Association and Junior Association rodeo at Evening Breeze Area.
   Threatening weather delayed the start of the event, making conditions treacherous for all the young contestants, but didn't effect the performance of these cowboys and cowgirls.
   Four year old Barron Semones captured the Mutton Busting honors, as he rode his sheep to a score of 60.
   Kelly Beaham rode to a score of 65 in the Pee Wee division to take first place, while Luke Taylor took a spill right out of the gate on his attempt.
   Beaham also took top spot in the Boys Breakaway Roping, as he lassoed the calf in a time of 5.48 seconds.
   Issac Nolley outscored Cody Bowman by one point in the Jr. Steer riding event.
   The Jr. Barrels contest saw Michael lane make his way around the Jr. Barrels event in a time of 19.284 seconds, followed by Amy Kincer and Michelle Hall.
   Christian Potter scored victories in the Pee Wee Poles and the Pee Wee Barrels contests, edging out cowgirl Molly Stuart in both of those events.
   In the Jr. Goat tying, Ricky Knight finished ahead of William Beaham by under a second with a time of 17.786.
   Kelly Beaham knotted first place in the Pee Wee Goat Tying with a 12.3, defeating Molly Stuart and Karly Moses.
   On Saturdays' results it was Cody Parks, who acquired a score of 69 to take first place.
   India Clyburn roped her way to a time of 7.5 seconds to win the Girls Breakaway Roping.
   Keith Fortuner muscled the strength to turn in a time of 27.71 in the Steer Wrestling contest.
   Jordan Southern was a winner of the Calf Roping, and Danielle Hall came out on top in the Pole Bending event.
   It was another victory for India Clyburn in Barrel Racing, by speeding to a time of 17.64 seconds.
   The duo team of local contestants Josh Johnson and Travis Blevins, that tied up first place in Team Roping, as they were able to get the job done in split time of under ten seconds.
   Hannah Moore was the fastest in Goat Tying, as she wrapped up her goat at 13.84 seconds taking first.
   The judges awarded Shane Farmer a score of 69 to give him the best score in the Bull Riding event, and Dustin Cullop was unbeatable in Chute Dogging with a mere time of 5.38 seconds.