Wendy Larsen Memorial Barrel Race Results
The late announcer Clem McSpadden once said, “You can bait a trap with a gray horse an’ catch a cowboy anytime.”
He must have never thought to say, “Bait a trap with a Senior Barrel Race an’ catch lots’a barrel racers anytime!”
The 5th Annual Wendy Larsen Memorial, Senior Division, Sept. 7, 2019, held in connection with the Fizz Bomb, produced by Jane Christian McGinley and Eva Edwards could have provided good evidence.
Ninety-seven entries made for a full day, with competitors traveling from Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Canada, Texas and of course Wyoming.
The event’s namesake loved barrel racing, loved the Fizz Bomb events, and loved having fun. “Wendy always made everything fun,” Eva Edwards says, “and that’s what we wanted this Senior event to be, just like she’d have liked it. Everyone seemed to have fun . . . and nobody got hurt or fell off, so we thought it was a success,” she laughed.
Longtime barrel racing rider, trainer and champion Deb Thompson of Gordon, Nebraska, was the overall winner, taking home the saddle. “She was so happy, and just appreciated every little thing about the event,” Eva told us. “There were so many wonderful awards given, and everyone who won anything was excited and happy.”
The Linda Jarrard Memorial awards are always coveted. Lonnie Wilson creates the handmade beaded bracelets, which are awarded to fast times in each division, with Deb Thompson winning the first day and Eva Edwards the second. Edwards rode ‘Cat’, a 5-year-old calf horse trained for barrels by her daughter Ginger LeDoux
Eva said everyone especially loved the fancy silver spurs; and the turquoise-studded Maynard Silver buckles that went to winners of the events’ 1D through 4D divisions.
Jane Christian McGinley is already back in Texas, cherishing her happy memories.
Ask any person who turned in a run – they’ll tell you every participant was a winner – and they’re looking forward to next year and the 6th Annual Wendy Larsen Memorial Senior Barrel Race at the Fizz Bomb.
1D placings – Wendy Larsen Sr. Barrel Race, Sept. 7 (Average)
30.377 Deb Thompson on Stretch N Spank
30.667 Gloria Philip on CB Boogie Moves
30.697 Eva Edwards on Cactus Alex
30.781 Elaine Watt on Jonis Famer
30.965 Pamela Clemens on Holy Whiz
30.986 Lonnie Farella on A Smooth Time
30.989 Becky Carson on FreckenSophisticated
31.106 Kathleen Carlson on Salty Dog
31.166 Missy Givens on Pockets
31.224 Mary Mitzel on Flashy Bay Leana
31.332 Rick McIntosh on JL Rocky Lane
31.376 Sarah Keller on Jus Chillin
31.427 Debbie Beede on Jodi’s Last Smash
31.531 Lorita Crofford on Frank Tango
31.605 Cindy Mankin on Fancy Fire
31.691 Rolene Hoegerl on Dr. Speed Dash
31.718 Cathy Roesler on No Fools Nuggette
31.817 Lori Zabel on RF Three Tiny Bars
31.870 Bob Welsh on Frostys Tri Star
31.957 Eva Edwards on Streakin N Shaken
32.005 Colette Fenster on Dark Express
32.014 Diana Mader on Streakin Flint
32.015 Bob Welsh on Black Tie Bella
32.140 Linda Hunter on Paid Prescription
32.398 Sue Fortner on BF Winstons Hot Rod
32.399 Lori Zabel on Unfaded Fame
32.445 Janet Pauley on MsStreakinCorona
32.469 Stephanie Erb on JMP Sheera
32.486 Mary Feagler on FedEx
32.513 Diana Mader on Peppy Mego
32.608 Lorita Crofford on Famous Drifter
32.713 Laurie Goehring on Neilo
32.749 Linda Evridge on JL Ski Olena Pep
32.786 Cindy Reynolds on Doc Fame and Liberty
32.876 Paula Lind on Last Bar Chip
32.922 Missi Jorgensen on Fajitas Honey
33.398 Betty Shirmer on Frosty Lena Cat
33.401 Paula Fowler on Alvin
33.519 Paula O’Connell on I’m A Hot Cash
33.639 Cindy Witt on Boonlite Cricket
33.745 Linda Kraft on Solanos Oak
33.808 Carla Sturgeon on Bandy
34.053 Kim Mills on Billy Is Smooth
36.012 Deb Wuensch on Kidzgotpepnhizstep
36.012 Della Epler on No Boots On This Lion
36.053 Jacque Haelzett on Two Bits
36.091 Cindy Reynolds on Green Ivory
36.194 Twyla Chapman on Frenchin Hot Flame
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