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Industry Hills Pro Rodeo
October 10th, 11th & 12th, 2008

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Industry Hills - Two Rodeos in One

While all rodeos give back to the community, the Industry Hills Pro Rodeo not only supports causes that benefit the community as a whole, but that specifically target schools and special-needs kids. Rodeo proceeds go to The Gabriel Foundation which benefits as many as 10,000 young people in the San Gabriel Valley who are mentally challenged, physically handicapped or come from disadvantaged or abusive homes. Its commitment, however, goes beyond simple monetary support. Every year students are invited to the Community Kids Day and this year students from 34 schools in six school districts participated. Prior to the performance the schools were sent booklets about Western history and rodeo so that the information could be integrated into history classes. The rodeo experience then helped to bring that history alive. For many kids, this was the first time they experienced a rodeo and, according to both teachers and students, this visit was a field trip they both looked forward to and enjoyed.

It was saturday’s and sunday’s performances, however, that brought in the capacity crowds. With a total purse of $43,453 for the two days, the event attracted top Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) member contestants, many of whom have been Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) qualifiers. Among WNFR qualifiers present were roper Clint Cooper, saddle bronc riders Cody Wright and Rusty Allen, and team roper Blaine Linaweaver. Several of stock contractor Flying U Rodeo’s roughstock have also been to the WNFR including bareback bronc Kattle Kall, saddle bronc Wicked Felina and bulls Sam’s Town and Domino Theory.

An often overlooked but dynamic and essential part of the rodeo was the man on the paint horse. With over 40 years rodeo experience, Don Jessers, one of the PRCA’s leading announcers, returned for a 14th year as the Industry Hills announcer. Drawing on his own time as a saddle bronc and bareback rider and team roper he understands the events and was able to clearly convey the action in the arena to the audience.

All in all, the Industry Hills Pro rodeo provided two full days of action packed competition in which horses and riders displayed their best abilities in contests of strength, endurance, skill and agility. Rodeo is a tough sport and the crowd who watched the action left the arena with a deep sense of respect for the riders and the animals involved.

Contestants in order of finish were:

Bareback Bronc Riding:
   1. Marv Hurley, 76 points on Rosser Rodeo’s        Hollywood Hanna
   2. Wyatt Hancock, 73 points
   3. Trent Coates, 66 points
Steer Wrestling:
   1. Ivan Coleman, 5.8 seconds
   2. Russ Weitl, 6.0 seconds
   3. Troy Dial, 6.7 seconds
   4. (tie) Charles Harris and Jack Vanderlans, 6.8
        seconds
   6. Levi Rosser, 7.3 seconds
Team Roping:
   1. Blaine Linaweaver/Brandon Bates, 5.7 seconds
   2. Cody Bray/Jared Hixon, 6.3 seconds
   3. Ed Necochea/Chris Branham, 6.5 seconds
   4. Cody Mora/Josh Wineman, 6.7 seconds
   5. (tie) Steve Smith Jr./Ryan White and
         H.P. Evetts/ Ron Rogers, 7.8 seconds
Saddle Bronc Riding:
    1. Rusty Allen, 84 points on Flying U Rodeo’s        Gold Coast Cal
   2. Cody Wright, 81 points
   3. (tie) Jess Jones and Levi Berry, 80 points
   5. (tie) Jeb Knox and Darin Redelsperger, 76        points
Tie-down roping (“Calf Roping”):
   1. Jesse Egan, 8.6 seconds
   2. Nathan Steinberg, 9.3 seconds
   3. Anthony Estep, 9.6 seconds
   4. Blake Hirdes, 9.7 seconds
   5. Cole Warren, 10.9 seconds
   6. Evan Arnold, 11.2 seconds
Barrel Racing:
   1. Lita Scott, 16.13 seconds
   2. Haley Jochims, 16.18 seconds
   3. Tina Denmark, 16.23 seconds
   4. Lauren Crivier, 16.28 seconds
   5. Julie Martindale, 16.39 seconds
   6. Rachael Ross, 16.40
Bull riding:
   1. Sean Case, 151 points (2 head)
   2. Thomas Bert, 149 points (2 head)
   3. Jacob Tyner, 94 points (2 head)
   4. Bobby Waller, 85 points (1 head)
Total payoff: $43,453
   Stock contractor: Flying U and Rosser Rodeo
   Rodeo secretary: Cindy Moreno
   Officials: Bill Pacheco and Mike Jones
   Timers: Sherry Rice and Robin Yerxa
   Announcer: Don Jesser
   Clowns/bullfighters: Tim O’Conner and        Aaron Hargo
   Barrelman: Jeff Garner
   Flankmen: Reno Rosser and Julio Moreno
   Chute Boss: Reno Rosser
   Pickup men: Levi Rosser, Burt Noland and        Julio Moreno


Bareback Bronc Riding:

Mark Thomson
Mark Thomson on Calamity Clare



Wyatt Hancock
Wyatt Hancock on Peppy Bound



Wyatt Hancock
Wyatt Hancock on Peppy Bound

Trent Coates
Trent Coats on Cheers

Steer Wrestling:

Wes Lockard
Wes Lockard



Leland Schneider
Leland Schneider

Levi Rosser
Levi Rosser

Ivan Coleman
Ivan Coleman

Jack Vanderlans
Jack Vanderlans

Team Roping

Paul Mullins/Scott R. Selland
Paul Mullins / Scott R. Selland



Blaine Linaweaver/Brandon Bates
Blaine Linaweaver / Brandon Bates



Darrin Finan/Monty Christ
Darrin Finan / Monty Christ



Clay White/Evan Arnold
Clay White / Evan Arnold

Saddle Bronc

Scott Miller
Scott Miller on Flood Plains



Jeff Rianda
Jeff Rianda on West Hills

Levi Berry
Levi Berry on Wrangler Rivets

Jeb Knox
Jeb Knox on Black Wasp

Cody Wright
Cody Wright on Short Fusin

Rusty Allen
Rusty Allen on Gold Coast Cal

Tie-down roping:

Cole Warren
Cole Warren

Korii Ochoa
Korii Ochoa

Wes Lockard
Wes Lockard



Cliff McLaughlin
Cliff McLaughlin

Barrel Racing:

Lita Scott
Lita Scott

Haley Jochims
Haley Jochims

Tina Denmark
Tina Denmark

Lauren Crivier
Lauren Crivier



Julie Matindale
Julie Matindale



Rachael Ross
Rachael Ross

Bull Riding

Aaron Orndorff
Aaron Orndorff on Justin Boots

Greg Simpson
Greg Simpson on Tuff Money

Jacob Tyer
Jacob Tyer on Sam's Town

Bobby Waller
Bobby Waller on Gold Coast

Pickup men & Flankmen:

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General Shots:

Cotton Rosser
Cotton Rosser

 Don Jesser
Don Jesser

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Industry Hills Rodeo 2008 Photos
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~Industry Hills Pro Rodeo~
October 13th & 14th, 2007

Industry Hills Rodeo 2010 Photos
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Photos: Roughstock

      Bareback Bronc Riding
      Saddle Bronc Riding
      Bull Riding


Photos: Timed Events

      Steer Wrestling
      Tie-down Roping
      Team Roping
      Barrel Racing

Photos: General

      Tomas Garcilazo
      One Arm Bandit
      Norco Cowgirls Drill Team

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