Ropers Claim Championship Buckles At Memorial

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There were plenty of championship buckle and money winners at the Third Annual Ted Meredith Memorial Roping.

During the team roping events held July 28 and 29 in Young, division champions included Amos Clendon, Joe Lavin, Joe Haught, Billy Jack Ewing, Pete Green, Julie Ewing and Ronnie Cyr.

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Ted Meredith Memorial Roping producer Garret Haught awards the high-money winner buckle award to his father, Joe Haught.

Julie Ewing and Cyr won their buckles during the all-girl events held Sunday.

"They beat some tough competition," event producer Garrett Haught said.

Also on Sunday, an open draw team roping drew novice and seasoned ropers who were vying for a custom championship saddle.

After several go-arounds, Kyon Sayer, Steve Romo and Wyatt Althoff ended competition locked in a dead knot. In a rope-off, Sayer emerged the saddle winner.

Also on the prize agenda were hand-engraved Ruger .44 Magnum pistol awarded by Garrett Haught.

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Julie Ewing and Ronnie Cyr out-roped tough competition to win header-heeler championship buckles in the all-girls division of the Ted Meredith Memorial roping.

The winners were high-money header Bill Jack Ewing and high money heeler Shawn Shirley.

In addition to winning the handguns, Ewing pocketed $2,110 in prize money and Shirley earned $1,434.

Following the roping, event co-host Sarah Haught, Garrett's wife, said "congratulations to all the team roping winners."

Ropers can look forward to another great weekend filled with cash and prizes next July in Young at the Fourth Annual Ted Meredith Memorial Roping."

The roping is held each year in memory of Meredith, who was a longtime Northern Gila County rancher.

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