Alamosa Round-UP Gets underway with Friday slack


ALAMOSA – The annual Alamosa Round-up PRCA rodeo started on Friday with the morning slack at the Alamosa rodeo grounds.

There was only one tie-down roper in the slack, however, Taylor Smith of Hobbs, N.M., was unsuccessful in his run.

Next was team roping with 11 duos entered. The best team was saved for last as Brayden and Josh Fillmore, both of Penrose, had a 5.6-second run.

The second-best time of the slack was turned in by Austin Crist of Fountain and J.W. Borrego of Weston in 5.9 seconds. Third place was recorded by Bridger Ketcham of Yeso, N.M., and Cale Morris of Balko, Okla., in 6.2. Brian Dunning of McClave and Justin Price of La Veta were fourth in 6.9.

A total of 32 entries competed in ladies barrel racing. Rachel Huerkamp of Delta had the best time of the slack in 17.44 seconds. Sabrina Ketchum of Yeso, N.M., was second in 17.59, followed by Madilyn Todd of Wilcox, Ariz., in 17.62, Kelly Yates of Pueblo in 17.68, and Loralee Ward of Fort Lupton in 17.76.

The rodeo’s first performance was Friday. It will conclude today with the second performance at 6:30 p.m., followed by a concert by Justin Lawrence.