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Ellensburg man takes top prize at Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo


Trevor Knowles of Mt. Vernon, Ore. tries to round-up a calf during the tie down roping competition this past Saturday night.=

GRANDVIEW - Ellensburg's Jason Minor was named the "all-around cowboy" at this past weekend's Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo in Grandview.

Minor took home the top all-around prize of $1,087.75 for his combined efforts in the tie-down and team roping.

Other winners during the two-day rodeo were:

- Bareback riding:

1. Jason Sherman, Washougal, $494.

2. Daniel Herman, Marsing, Idaho, $380.

3. Caleb Bayes, Payette, Idaho, $266.

- Saddle bronc riding:

1. Jeb Knox, Prosser, $471.20.

2. Ramos Benny, Fredonia, Ariz., $353.40.

3. Gary Alger, Pendleton, Ore., $235.60.

4. Ross Hartman, Redmond, Ore., $117.80.

- Bull riding: no PRCA qualified rides. Ground split for each contestant: $426.66.

- Tie-down roping

1. Jason Minor, Ellensburg, $817.

2. Paul Cope, Nampa, Idaho, $612.75.

3. Shane Erickson, Terrebonne, Ore., $408.50.

4. Brad Goodrich, Stanfield, Ore., $204.25.

- Steer wrestling

1. Jarred Thomas, Ellensburg, $608.

2. Trevor Knowles, Mt. Vernon, Ore., $456.

3. John Lindstrom, Pendleton, Ore., $304.

4. Travis Carnine, Stanfield, Ore., $152.

- Team roping

1. Trevor Bott, West Linn, Ore., and Steve Johnson, Canby, Ore., $361 each.

2. Ty Olson, Tonasket, and Jason Minor, $270.75 each.

3. Joe Bartlett, Eugene, Ore., and Andy Carlson, Stanfield, Ore., $180.50 each.

4. Howdy McGinn, North Powder, Ore., and Bill Justus, Haines, Ore., $90.25 each.

- Barrel racing

1. Chris Powers, Wapato, $542.97.

2. Randy Rae Britt, Echo, Ore., $472.15.

3. Manda Mellergard, Ellensburg, $365.91.

4. Jody Goodrich, Stanfield, Ore., $365.91.

5. Kelli Jo Hammack, Redmond, Ore, $259.68.

6. Kelly Wallis, Canby, Ore., $188.86.

7. Danna Stovner, Council, Idaho, $118.04.

8. Jackie Roeser, Marsing, Idaho, $47.21.


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