WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Team roper Billy Bob Brown claimed the all-around title at the Walla Walla Frontier Days Rodeo over the weekend.
The Stephenville, Texas, header placed in both rounds with heeler Garrett Jess, and when no competitors earned checks in more than one event, Brown’s failed attempt to crack the tie-down leaderboard made him the all-around champ.
The ropers won the first go in 4.4 seconds and then tied for fifth in the second go in 5.7 to give them a 10.1 aggregate time. That was enough to edge Clayton and Chase Hansen by one second and bring their total winnings to $4,031.27.
Former Blue Mountain Community College competitor Dakota Eldridge tied an arena record with his 3.5 in the first round of steer wrestling, but he and steer wrestling aggregate winner Sean Santucci (9.3 on two) had to settle for second in the all-around with identical winnings of $3,783.50.
Other champions at the Frontier Days were: bareback rider Stephen Peebles (Redmond) with 86 points for $3,310.68; tie-down roper Marcos Costa (Childress, Texas) with 17.6 on two for $5,343.23; saddle bronc rider Joe Lufkin (Sallisaw, Oklahoma) with 82 for $3,513.72; barrel racer Amber Leigh Moore (Salem) with 17.21 on one for $3,024.92; bull rider Chandler Bownds (Lubbock, Texas) with 87 for $3,722.40; steer roper Jess Tierney (Hermosa, South Dakota) with 54.3 on three for $2,204.30.
Locals bringing home checks from Walla Walla included: steer roper Joe Bartlett (Boardman) with fourth in Round 1 (15.7); bull riders Bryan Carter (Pendleton) in a tie for fourth (78) and Cain Smith (Pendleton) in eighth (68); barrel racers Sammie Lane (Arlington) in third (17.6) and Jordan Minor (Hermiston) in 13th (19.0); and team roping header Clayton Hansen (Pendleton).