WILD HORSES

July 19, 2002 11:00 pm

UNION — The beginning and end of the 28th annual Catherine Creek Rodeo Friday was wild.

Mary Ellen Winkelman's horse darted out of the arena right before the start of the rodeo.

Eventually, the horse made it back in, and Winkelman did not have any problems riding it in with the banner.

The ending of the rodeo was scary. An ambulance tended to a girl, who apparently fell off her horse. It happened quickly, and no one knew exactly what happened at that instant. Her name and condition are not known.

Laura Osburn of Union was crowned Rodeo Queen Thursday evening.

28th annual Catherine Creek Rodeo Friday results

Top six

AW1D — 1, Sammi Lane, 17.505; 2, Debbie Stahl, 17.568; 3, Lisa Betz, 17.704; 4, Rhonda Espinola, 17.709; 5, Kelsey Wrightson, 17.777; 6, Sherrie Bowen, 17.798.

AW2D — 1, Katie Garthwaite, 18.028; 2, Sherrie Watson, 18.196; 3, Judy Poitras, 18.199; 4, Kay Maffey, 18.21; 5, Alexis Doutre, 18.222; 6, Debbie Hershey, 18.279.

AW3D — 1, Marty Fox, 18.514; 2, Phillip Kenyon, 18.532; 3, Renee Clark, 18.552; 4, Joan Hays, 18.555; 5, Andrea Davis, 18.564; 6, Tanya Percifield, 18.572.

AW4D — 1, Vivian Merkley, 19.553; 2, Tonda Lawrence, 19.57; 3, Susie Dade, 19.696; 4, Tammy Willette, 19.715; 5, Gretchen Bilton-Smith, 19.728; 6, Tara Mahoney, 19.784.

Youth

AW1D — 1, Sammi Lane, 17.505; 2, Savannah Dillman, 17.731; 3, Carissa Donaldson, 17.938; 4, Kelsey Wrightson, 17.97.

AW2D — 1, Kash Wrightson, 18.187; 2, Alexis Doutre, 18.214; 3, Chelsie Schaefer, 18.238; 4, Chelsie Haywood, 18.35; 5, Mandi Post, 18.375.

AW3D — 1, Tanya Percifield, 18.572; 2, Megan Rule, 18.938; 3, Juliann Gronquist, 19.307; 4, Chad Schaefer, 19.37.

AW4D — 1, Tanya Percifield, 19.597; 2, Mickases Bilton-Smith, 20.617; 3, Stephanie Rule, 22.347; 4, Kacee Donaldson, 25.148.

Senior

AW1D — 1, Sherrie Bowen, 17.798; 2, Sherri Watson, 18.196.

AW2D — 1, Renee Clark, 18.552; 2, Cliff Koppe, 18.714.

AW3D — 1, Charmaine Beck, 18.871; 2, Helen Hasse, 19.238.

AW4D — 1, Claudia Hiatt, 20.817; 2, Kim Thompson, 21.523.