Kartchner and Olson earn All Around Cowboy at Chesaw Rodeo accolades

Corey Olson of Chesaw throws a loop in the Junior Breakaway Roping at the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Olson, who took second place in the Pee Wee Barrels earned Junior All Around Cowboy honors. Photo by Gary DeVon

Corey Olson of Chesaw throws a loop in the Junior Breakaway Roping at the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Olson, who took second place in the Pee Wee Barrels earned Junior All Around Cowboy honors. Photo by Gary DeVon

CHESAW – Talon Kartchner was named Senior All Around Cowboy and Corey Olson Junior All Around Cowboy at the Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo.

Kartchner, from Republic, took first place in the Bareback and third in the Senior Cow Riding. He teamed up with Steve Kartchner, also of Republic, to take third in the Wild Cow Milking, as well. Olson, of Chesaw, took second in the Pee Wee Barrels.

As rodeo announcer Mike Salisbury often commented, the weather wasn’t too hot or too cool, it was “just right” for the 70th Annual Fourth of July Rodeo. Rodeo-goers swelled the population of the tiny community, with vendors, the store and tavern all doing box office business on Wednesday.

Perhaps just as exciting as the bronc riding, cow riding and barrel races were the chicken chase and calf scramble for the kids. The chickens led the kids on a merry chase in two age divisions that day and the calf scramble became a battle of wills between bovine and juvenile. The wild cow milking was also a chance to get a good laugh as two-person teams struggled to milk an uncooperative cow.

The following are the full results of last week’s family rodeo.

Bareback

1st Talon Kartchner-Republic

Saddle Bronc

No Qualified Rides

Senior Cow Riding

1st Stewart Leslie-Chesaw

2nd Louie Castro-Omak

3rd Talon Kartchner-Republic

4th Dalton Wahl-Loomis

Wild Cow Milking

1st Cesar Bobadilla & TJ Symond-Tonasket

2nd Tyler Pittman & Hans Rabenold-Oroville

3rd Talon Kartchner & Steve Kartchner-Republic

4th Kenny Cyr & Ralph Moses-Omak

Open Barrels

OPEN BARRELS

1st Bailey Burnett-Chewelah 14.75

2nd Ali Kartchner-Tonasket 15.14

3rd Amy Nelson-Omak 15.18

4th B. Pillan-Addy 15.42

Junior Barrels

1st Sammi Walamaki-Chesaw 15.15

2nd Brittany Jewett-Chesaw 15.38

3rd Taylor Smith-Colville 16.52

4th Sarah Quinlan-Chesaw 20.86

Junior Cow Riding

1st Chase Nigg-Oroville

2nd Dustin Nigg-Oroville

Pee Wee Barrels

1st Brier Selvidge-Malott 17.21

2nd Corey Olson-Chesaw 17.35

3rd Jessie Walker-Omak 18.92

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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