Rohrig’s return to bull riding proves successful |

Rohrig’s return to bull riding proves successful

Rifle’s Dallas Rohrig returned from the National High School Rodeo Finals with a plan. That plan was to leave high school rodeo behind and move on to the professional ranks.

He’s definitely off to a good start.

At the Desertview Pro Rodeo in Castle Dale, Utah, from July 24-26, Rohrig rode a Bar T Rodeo Company bull named “Dreams” for 76 points. That placed him in a tie for the bull riding title and a check for $1,403.

The win will fill Rohrig’s Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association permit and allow him to purchase his PRCA card.

Another local, Ronnie Will of Silt, took the championship in the barrel racing at the PRCA in Rock Springs, Wyoming, with a run time of 17.37 seconds and a paycheck of $1,686.

Will also collected a check for fourth place at the Steamboat Springs PRCA rodeo on July 25-26.

Saddle bronc rider Justin Hegwer of Silt collected a check for sixth place in Rock Springs.

Silt team roper Pake Younger placed fourth in the second round of the team roping at the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo’s PRCA July 23-26 heeling for Shawn Hagler.

The Hagler/Younger match up would be good for another fourth-place, $609 check at the Sky High Stampede in Monte Vista, which took place July 25-27.

At the National Little Britches Finals Rodeo in Pueblo, Rifle’s Colten Fritzlan finished sixth in the team roping average and sixth in the national standings heeling for Fruita’s Brannan Allen.

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