Elstons win high school rodeo averages at Brawley
Cameron and Aleigha Elston of Ramona are winners in the California High School Rodeo Association’s back-to-back rodeos in Brawley,.
Cameron, a senior at Ramona High School, won the Tie-Down Roping average for both rodeos as well as three of the four go-rounds in that event. Aleigha, an RHS sophomore, won the Breakaway Roping average in the first rodeo and the day’s second go-round in that event.
Cameron rode Matt in Tie-Down Roping. In the Jan. 16 rodeo he had winning go-round times of 13.315 and 9.620 seconds to win the average with a two-head time of 23.135 seconds. Ranchita’s Timothy Robison had a time of 13.640 seconds to place second in the first go-round, Clayton Van Aken was second in the second go-round at 11.465 seconds, and Justin McDaniel’s average of 31.595 seconds placed him second.
The Jan. 17 rodeo saw Cameron win the first Tie-Down Roping go-round with a time of 9.590 seconds while Cole Bates was second in the go-round at 10.930 seconds. Van Aken won the second go-round with a run of 8.700 seconds with Cameron placing second after a performance of 8.820 seconds. Cameron’s average of 18.410 seconds topped Van Aken’s second-place average of 21.970 seconds.
Aleigha rode Frosty in the Breakaway Roping and was third in the first Jan. 16 go-round with a time of 3.800 seconds.
Treasure Nunez won the go-round with a run of 2.335 seconds and San Pasqual resident Macy Devenport, who is a sophomore at Julian Charter School, took second with a time of 3.590 seconds. Aleigha won the second Jan. 16 go-round with a run of 4.070 seconds while Kortney Cleveland was second at 4.140 seconds and Devenport’s time of 5.615 seconds placed third. Aleigha’s winning average of 7.870 seconds was followed by Cleveland’s 8.965-second average and Devenport’s third-place time of 9.205 seconds.
Ramona High School senior Paige Connelly was seventh in the first Jan. 16 go-round with a Breakaway Roping run of 12.590 seconds. Connelly missed on her second Jan. 16 attempt, but her one-head time gave her ninth in that day’s average.
In the Jan. 17 Breakaway Roping, a time of 5.040 seconds gave Aleigha fourth in the first go-round while Devenport was eighth at 8.800 seconds. Nunez won the second go-round with a time of 3.120 seconds to edge Devenport’s time of 3.140 seconds and Elston’s third-place performance of 3.880 seconds. Elston’s average of 8.920 seconds placed her third while Devenport was sixth in the average at 11.940 seconds. Connelly’s time of 5.910 seconds gave her eighth in the second go-round, but a miss in the first go-round kept her from placing in the average.
Aleigha and Robison worked together in the Team Roping competition while Cameron teamed with Devenport. In the first Jan. 16 go-round, Cameron and Devenport had a time of 12.785 seconds to place second behind the 9.830-second performance of Nunez and Garrett Seick while Aleigha and Robison placed fifth at 15.040 seconds. Jordan Warrack and Van Aken won the second go-round with a run of 7.445 seconds, but Aleigha Elston and Robison roped their steer in 9.635 seconds to earn second place. Although Madison Anderson and Kiki Corona won the Jan. 16 average with a time of 24.070 seconds, Aleigha and Robison were second in the average at 24.675 seconds.
Cameron and Devenport did not successfully rope their steer in the second go-round, but their one-head time gave them eighth place in the first day’s average.
In the Jan. 17 Team Roping Cameron and Devenport posted a time of a 11.800 seconds in the first go-round to place second behind the 10.660-second time of Tyla and McKena Treasure.
Although they missed their second steer, the one-head time gave them fifth in the average. Aleigha and Robison were fifth in both go-rounds with times of 28.970 and 27.540 seconds while their average of 57.510 seconds on two head gave them third.
Devenport won the Jan. 16 Pole Bending average and also won the day’s first go-round. Devenport, who rode Bisquit, led the first go-round with a time of 20.55 seconds while Connelly was second in the go-round at 20.95 seconds. Tyla Treasure, who was third in the first go-round, won the second go-round with a time of 20.70 seconds while Devenport’s time of 20.83 seconds was worth second place and two five-second penalties for tipped poles took Connelly out of both the go-round and the average. Devenport’s Jan. 16 average of 41.38 seconds was followed by Treasure’s second-place time of 42.01 seconds.
In the Jan. 17 Pole Bending, a time of 20.91 seconds gave Connelly third in the first go-round while Devenport’s time of 25.18 seconds was not in the top ten. Connelly placed eighth in the second go-round with a run of 26.07 seconds, including a five-second penalty, while Devenport’s time of 26.25 seconds was ninth in the go-round. Connelly’s average of 46.98 seconds earned sixth place while Devenport was ninth in the average at 51.43 seconds.
In the first Barrel Racing go-round Jan. 16 Cleveland’s winning time of 17.11 seconds bettered Connelly’s second-place run of 17.45 seconds while Devenport was fourth at 17.61 seconds.
In the day’s second go-round Devenport was fourth with a time of 17.59 seconds and a five-second penalty for knocking over a barrel took Connelly out of the average. Devenport finished with a third-place average of 35.20 seconds.
Devenport’s time of 17.14 seconds in the first Jan. 17 go-round trailed only Cleveland’s winning time of 16.69 seconds, while Connelly was third at 17.33 seconds. Cleveland swept all four Barrel Racing go-rounds over the weekend, concluding Jan. 17 with a time of 16.58 seconds in the second go-round to give her an average of 33.27 seconds for the day. Connelly had the second-place time in the second go-round with a run of 17.22 seconds and Devenport incurred a five-second penalty.
Connelly had the second-place Jan. 17 average at 34.55 seconds while Devenport’s average of 39.37 seconds did not place in the top 10.
A time of 9.585 seconds gave Connelly third in the first Goat Tying go-round Jan. 16 while Devenport was fourth in that go-round with a time of 10.415 seconds. In the day’s second go-round Connelly was fourth at 12.960 seconds while Devenport’s time of 19.965 seconds did not place in the top ten.
Connelly earned third-place average points with a time of 22.545 seconds and Devenport salvaged a tenth-place point with an average of 30.380 seconds.
The Jan. 17 Goat Tying runs saw Connelly take fifth in the first go-round with a time of 10.410 seconds and third in the second go-round with a run of 9.190 seconds to give her a third-place average of 19.600 seconds.
Devenport did not place in either Goat Tying go-round or in the average Jan. 17.
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