Ag News Briefs – June 12, 2014
Rohrig reserve state champion high school bull rider
When the dust settled at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig on May 23, Rifle’s Dallas Rohrig unchapped and took off his spurs as the 2013-14 Reserve State Champion Bull Rider.
Rohrig sat firmly atop the leader board throughout the season, but trouble at state with the heavily weighted season-ending points at stake moved him to second place.
He will travel to Rock Springs, Wyo., on July 13-19 for the National High School Rodeo Association Finals.
Back to back state championships for Fritzlan
Rifle’s Colten Fritzlan is no stranger to the winner’s circle.
For the second year in a row, Fritzlan bested all competitors to win the Colorado State Junior High Rodeo Association bull riding championship.
Securing regular season wins at Lamar, Golden, both rodeos at Pueblo and in Eagle, Fritzlan had a more than 50 point lead over his nearest competition going into the state finals in Craig on May 22-25.
In the first round of bull riding competition, Fritzlan scored 72 points, good enough to win the go round and eventually the average, wrapping up the state title.
Another Rifle bull rider, Colt Rohrig, won the second round of bull riding action and would eventually finish second in the average and as the reserve Colorado state champion for the second year in a row as well.
Fritzlan, Rohrig, Eric Smith of LaSalle and Tucker Gately of Collbran will round out the team of bull riders to compete at the Junior High National Finals Rodeo in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 22-28.
Fritzlan also competes in the goat tying, tie down roping, chute dogging, team roping and ribbon roping at the junior high rodeos. Fritzlan finished the year seventh in goat tying and chute dogging, eighth in ribbon roping, fifth in team roping and tie down roping.
Both Fritzlan and Rohrig will compete in the fall in Colorado State High School Rodeos.
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