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Local pair finishes second in team roping at Delbert Days Rodeo

January 29, 2019

A local pairing finished second in #12 team roping as some of the state’s best closed out the Delbert Days Grand Canyon rodeo on Sunday at SARA Park Rodeo Grounds.

Lake Havasu City’s Lawty Cavalliere and Needles’ Cole Shot, who won Saturday’s round of incentive team roping with a time of 8.4 seconds finished second in the final standings of the event, losing to the Phoenix area pairing of Cooper Reidhead and Salvador Flores, who finished in 7.7 seconds in Saturday’s slack session.

Shot finished with the top heeler time in overall team roping as well, teaming with Texas’ Dillon Ishman to post a time of 5.1 seconds.

It was a successful outing for in-state talent, with Arizona cowboys and cowgirls winning nearly every event.

Benson’s Rio Lee took the top two spots in bareback atop the W/A Rodeo Company stock, finishing with a 77 in both outings this weekend.

Maricopa’s Luke Jeffries edged the field in tie-down roping, finishing with a time of 9.5 seconds to top Payson’s Homer Sanders by 0.1 seconds.

Sonoita’s Willie Dynes posted an 81 to win bull riding, while San Tan Valley’s Paul Carrales finished second with a 79.

Congress’ Desiree Ence won a close heat in barrel racing on the final day, posting a time of 17.75 seconds to edge Washington’s Tomie Hoyecki by 0.01 seconds and Phoenix’s Rebecca Kenner by 0.02 seconds.

Morristown’s Kellie Worthen wowed the crowd in the final round of breakaway roping, posting an impressive time of 2.5 seconds to win the event. Phoenix’s Kaylee Billingsley was the leader entering the day at 3.2 seconds, finishing second.

Louisiana’s Clem Zievert dominated steer wrestling, with the top two times, stomping his best run in 4.2 seconds. Morristown’s Derek Worthen finished third in 4.9 seconds.

The Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Association makes its next stop in Apache Junction for the Lost Dutchman Days rodeo on Feb. 21-24. The circuit comes back to the area on April 5-6 for the Colorado River Round Up rodeo in Needles.

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