TONASKET – Colby Reily of Stratford, WA, claimed the 8th Annual Jeremy Ives Memorial Bullriding title at the Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo on June 1-2, as the only bullrider to score in the short go to conclude the competition.
Of the eight finalists, seven were thrown from their bulls before completing their ride. Reily’s 84 enabled him to jump to the forefront and claim the Jeremy Ives Memorial Beltbuckle and jacket, edging out Cheyne Olney of Toppenish.
Olney still topped the field in total winnings, earning $3,498 after winning the Friday night long go, taking fourth in Saturday night’s long go and finishing with the second-highest overall score.
Omak’s Frances Marchand was second, including wins both Friday and Saturday in the saddle bronc and a second-place score in the Saturday long go bull ride.
Reily finished third in total winnings with $2,791, including $2,030 for his score of 167.
None of the 34 bullriders completed all three of their rides.
There were no major injuries during the weekend competition as the EMT crews were only called into the arena once, albeit briefly.
Omak’s Austin Covington escaped serious injury on Saturday when he was thrown a good 20 feet skyward during second round action.
Friday, June 1
Jackpot Team Roping
Ty Olson and Ty Thomas, 7.3 seconds, beat out 10 teams. Payout: $100.
Buckle sponsor: Prince’s Dept. Store
Saddle Bronc Riding
Five entries, $1,500 total payout.
1st – Frances Marchand, Omak, 78 score, $825.
2nd – Jacob Stacy, Ephrata, 67 score, $675.
Buckle Sponsor: Coleman Oil
8th Annual Jeremy Ives Memorial Bull Riding
34 entries, $14,100 total payout
Round 1 ($4,230 payout)
1st – Cheyne Olney, Toppenish, 82 score, $1,523.
2nd – Dakota Beck, Basin City, 79 score, $1,100.
3rd – Garett Wolfe, Wenatchee, 77 score, $761.
4th – Nick McCormack, Ellensburg, 65 score, $508.
5th – Lee Munsey, Kelowna, B.C., 62 score, $338.
Tonasket Run for the Crown winner: Jacob Stacy
Sponsor: 24 Double Bar Western Wear
Saturday, June 2
Jackpot Team Roping
Cesar Bobadilla and T.J. Symonds, 8.1 seconds, beat out 10 teams. Payout: $100.
Buckle sponsor: Kuhler’s Bar and Grill
Finals (top two from each night), $1,600 total payout.
1st – Mike and Sam Buchert, 12.5 seconds, $400 each.
2nd – Cesar Bobadilla and T.J. Symonds, 16.3 seconds, $340 each.
3rd – Ty Olson and Ty Thomas, fastest overall time of 7.3 seconds, $260 each.
Saddle Bronc Riding
Five entries, $1,500 total payout
1st – Frances Marchand, Omak, $1,500.
Buckle Sponsor: Kuhler’s Bar and Grill
Round 2, $4,230 total payout
1st – Cody Brixey, Nampa, ID, 86 score, $1,523
2nd – Frances Marchand, Omak, 85 score, $1,100
3rd – Colby Reily, Stratford, 83 score, $761.
4th – Cheyne Olney, Toppenish, 79 score, $508.
5th – Laine Baze, Benton City and Mike Sparks, Caldwell, ID, $169 each.
Bull Riding short round
Top eight from first two rounds, $5,640 total payout
Colby Reily was the only one of the eight to complete his bull ride, score 84
1st – Colby Reily, Stratford, 167 (2 bulls), $2,030, belt buckle and jacket
2nd – Cheyne Olney, Toppenish, 161 (2 bulls), $1,467
3rd – Garett Wolfe, Wenatchee, 148 (2 bulls), $1,015
4th – Dakota Beck, Basin City, 145 (2 bulls), $677.
5th – Cody Brixey, Nampa, ID, 86 (1 bull), 451.
Buckle Sponsor: OK Chevrolet.
Jacket Sponsor: Pro Stitch Embroidery
Tonasket Run for the Crown winner:
Sponsor: Paul Vickers
Barrel Racing Buckle Sponsors: Omak Marine, Rancho Chico
Top Money Winners
Cheyne Olney, Toppenish, $3,498
Frances Marchand, Omak, $3,425
Colby Reily, Stratford, $2,791
Cody Brixey, Nampa, ID, $1,974
Dakota Beck, Basin City, $1,777
Garett Wolfe, Wenatchee, $1,776
2012 rodeo dedicated to Don Henderson.
Grand Marshals: George and Patti Hill
Queen: Cortney Ingle
Announcer: Steve Kenyon
Timer: Nell Henderson
National Anthems: Lee Orr,Mike Stansbury
Bull Fighters: Blaine Covington and Jonathon Abrahamson
Stock provided by Big Bend and Flying 5 Rodeo Stock