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.
1st Talon Kartchner-Republic
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
1st Bailey Burnett-Chewelah 14.75
2nd Ali Kartchner-Tonasket 15.14
3rd Amy Nelson-Omak 15.18
4th B. Pillan-Addy 15.42
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