|Local cowboys, cowgirls excel in UPRA|
|From Staff Reports|
Nov. 26, 2004 - A pair of local cowboys and a Sulphur Springs cowgirl won top awards last weekend at the UPRA Finals Rodeo at the Hopkins County Civic Center, and a Hopkins County girl was crowned the UPRA Queen.
Seth Rains won the season's bull riding title, and Como's Cody Odell picked up the All-Around Cowboy award after the final rodeo of the year, while Chani Payne earned the barrel racing title and was named the 2004 UFR Barrel Horse of the Year. Miller Grove's Christen Daugherty was crowned the rodeo queen.
Also, Trey Norris' "Cat" was named the Team Roping Heeler Horse of the Year.
Below are the United Professional Rodeo Association champions for the year:
Bareback - Cody Carey. Calf Roping - Monty Mohon. Breakaway Roping - Lari Dee Guy. Saddle Bronc - Craig Morton. Steer Wrestling - Robert Martin. Team Roping - Header: Jason Hughes. Heeler: Ryan Motes. Barrel Racing - Chani Payne. Bull Riding - Seth Rains. All-Around Cowgirl - Jamie Crenshaw. All-Around Cowboy - Cody Odell.
The Finals Rodeo champions are:
Bareback - Josh Richards and Jim Richards. Calf Roping - Scott Kormos. Breakaway Roping - Lari Dee Guy. Saddl Bronc - Bill Herbert. Steer Wrestling - Dusty Powell. Team Roping - Header: Tommy Edens. Heeler: Richard Durham. Barrel Racing - Talina Bird. Bull Riding - Seth Rains. Finals All-Around Cowboy - Cody Odell.
Contestant Horse awards went to:
Pick-Up Man of the Year - Ross McDaniel and Todd Cook. UPRA Barrel Horse of the Finals - Chani Payne. UPRA Barrel Horse of the Year - Chani Payne. Steer Wrestling Horse of the Finals - Dusty Powell. Hazing Horse of the Finals - Jordan Wiseman. Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year - Dusty Powell. Hazing Horse of the Year - Robert Martin. Tie-Down Roping Horse of the Finals - Monty Mohon, "Hollywood." Team Roping Head Horse of the Year - Chuck Speck, "Ruben." Team Roping Heeler Horse of the Year - Trey Norris, "Cat."
2004 Reserve Champions:
Bareback - Josh Richards. Calf Roping - Tye Pride. Breakaway Roping - Jayme Marcrum. Saddle Bronc - Wilsey McMahon. Steer Wrestling - Dusty Powell. Team Roping - Header: Rowdy Rieken. Heeler: Todd Trammell. Barrel Racing - Talina Bird. Bull Riding - Aaron Williams.
Rookies of the Year:
Bareback - Casey Rogers. Calf Roping - Jerrad Hofstetter. Breakaway Roping - Lainey Kyle. Saddle Bronc - Rowdy Rathmell. Steer Wrestling - Jacob Bates. Team Roping - Header: Gary Hill. Heeler: Jim Ryan Bell. Barrel Racing - Kelli Smith. Bull Riding - Justin Fore.