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Coy Aldrich takes gold in team roping headers, reined cow horse events; wins AQHA award.

LON AUSTIN - Culver's Coy Aldrich took first in both the team roping headers and reined cow horse events during the Oregon High School State Finals Rodeo competition at the Crook County Fairgrounds.
Several Jefferson County teens participated in the Oregon High School Association State Finals Rodeo competition at the Crook County FairGrounds June 13-15.

Culver's Coy Aldrich took first in both the team roping headers and reined cow horse events. He scored 148 points in team roping headers, beating out Trent Sorey (129) for first.

Aldrich scored 68 points in the reined cow horse competition, with Cate Hepper coming in second (61).

He also took third in the boys' cutting event and fourth in the tie-down roping competition.

Aldrich took home the Boys Reserve All-Around award and had American Quarter Horse Association Horse of the Year, with his horse, Diditinadodge.

Bubba Lutrell, of Powell Butte, who attends Culver High School, was on a rifle shooters team that took first. The team was Lutrell, Deaglan Lundquist, Colton Klusser and Wyatt McDaniel.

Lutrell was also in the tie-down roping and team-roping events.

Cord Gomes (tie-down roping, steer wrestling), of Antelope, who attends Culver High School, Jaiden Unruh (barrel racing), of Madras, and Mecarte Cook (goat tying), of Culver, also participated in the OHSRA.

The top four individuals in the final standings of each event qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo, which will be held July 11-20, in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Individuals finishing in fifth through 15th place will still have one high school rodeo remaining as they qualify for the Silver State International Rodeo, which will be held June 30-July 6, in Winnemucca, Nevada.


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