The Payson Event Center for the first time this weekend hosted the semi-finals of the Indian Rodeo Association, which draws on proud traditions of many tribes.
Photo by Andy Towle.
Bareback: Sudden Death, Clay Gernimo; Year End, JR Chino
Saddle Bronc: Sudden Death, Kane Kee; Year End, Sisto Hernandez
Bull Riding: Sudden Death, None; Year End, Gordan Smith
Steer Wrestling: Sudden Death, Hollis Jodie; Year End, Brandon Bates
Tie Down Roping: Sudden Death, Erich Rogers; Year End, Preston Williams
Ladies Breakaway Roping: Sudden Death, Bobbie Riggs; Year End, Kassidy Dennison
Ladies Barrel Racing: Sudden Death, Raynell Holgate; Year End, Henlie Black
Open Team Roping: Sudden Death, Erich Rogers and James Begay Jr.; Year End, Ed Hawley and Ty Romo
Senior Team Roping: Sudden Death, Ervin Rogers and Rick Tolino; Year End, Ralph Romo and Fernando Walker tied with Leon Monroe and Alvin Williams
Senior Breakaway Roping: Year End, tie between Ralph Romo, Jerome Pete and Tia Bruisehead
Junior Breakaway Roping: Sudden Death, Avery Jodie; Year End, Kyon Hendricks tied with Brandon Ben
Junior Barrel Racing: Sudden Death, Jareth Hale; Year End, Sierra Farland tied with Kylie Gilbert
Junior Steer Riding: Sudden Death, Kyl Farland; Year End, Skye Joaquin tied with Frank Walker