2009 SEMO 4-H Rodeo Season Begins

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Pictured is Quentin Sawyer in Jr. Breakaway with his First Place time of 2.678 seconds. Quentin is the son of Dean and Chris Sawyer of Whitewater and belongs to the Wild Horses 4-H Rodeo Club.

By: Sharon Tuschhoff, 4-H Youth Program Assistant

The 2009 SEMO 4-H Rodeo season began on Saturday, April 25th at Patton Saddle Club in Bollinger County. There are 193 members enrolled in the program this year from the nine surrounding counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape, Dunklin, Madison, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne. Members must be enrolled in 4-H and be between the ages of 8-18 by January 1st of the enrollment year. Members also must meet certain criteria, including attending specific 4-H rodeo clinics before they can compete in 4-H rodeo. For more information on how to join any 4-H program, please contact your local county Extension office or call 573-243-3581. The following Cape County members placed in the top ten in their events:

Jr. Goat tying: 7th place- Faith Revelle,8th place-Jessica Gray. Sr Goat tying: 4th-Logan Wessell, 5th-Casey Farrow, 9th-Samantha Cowell, 10th-Cassie Stone. Jr. Barrels: 2nd Mackenzie Gas, 4th-Jessica Gray, 9th-Abby Sutton. Sr. Barrels: 3rd-Casey Farrow, 4th-Sara Hoffman, 5th-Logan Wessell. Jr. Poles: 4th-Jessica Gray, 6th-Cassidy Sawyer. Sr. Poles: 1st-Logan Wessell, 2nd-Sara Hoffman, 4th-Jamie King, 5th-Casey Farrow, 8th-Cassie Stone. Jr. Breakaway Roping: 1st-Quentin Sawyer, 4th-Clay Maintz. Sr Breakaway: 8th-Andrew Ratliff, 9th-Clayton Ratliff. Calf Touching: 2nd-Clay Maintz, 3rd-Quentin Sawyer. Calf Roping: 4th-Andrew Ratliff. Chutedogging: 1st-Devon Beard, 2nd-Clayton Ratliff, 3rd-Cody Tuschhoff.

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