Following the 10:00a.m. worship services on Sunday, September 25th, the Blanco Cowboy Church Family held their 3rd Annual Youth Playday at the Church Arena. Pastor Frank Spillman preached the Word with the Cowboy Praise Team of Ryon and Rene Krause ministering in song.
After the worship service, Riley BBQ provided a delicious food concession on the Church grounds for the hungry cowgirls and cowboys. The Church family provided free bottled water, iced down in a big water trough, all afternoon for all of the families, workers and contestants; and everyone was thankful for the beautiful clear skies, dry arena and great fellowship.
Tom and Mary Ayers and son, Tom, Jr. headed up the leadership team and all of the Church family cowboys and cowgirls rallied to their side by rolling barrels, setting poles, holding, staking and untying goats, working the gate, judging and time keeping, announcing, bookkeeping, and all the many jobs that were done to make the playday a rousing success for all the youngsters.
PRCA Bull fighter Mike Matt, his wife, Lesli, and son Mason, headed up the Dummy Roping Events and Stick Horse Races.
Winners for the many events were awarded Gist Silversmith Buckles for All Around in each of the four age groups; and 1st thru 4th place prizes in each event in each age group; being,
1st place - Leather Breast Collars; 2nd Place - Leather Tie Downs; 3rd Place - Leather Head Stalls; 4th Place - Rope Halters; and Leather Crosses were awarded thru all remaining places.
Winners of all events were:
Peewee All Around Champion: Kaitlin Sutherland, Sub-Junior All Around Champion: Jacob Essenburgh, Junior All Around Champion: Wyatt Krause, Senior All Around Champion: Kaleigh Anderson
Leadline 6 And Under, Cloverleaf Barrels: 1 - Slayton Benner, 2 - Cash Krause, 3 - Kendall Kramer, 4 - Kinidi Moore. Pole Bending: 1 - Slayton Benner, 2 - Kinidi Moore, 3 - Arielle Wortham, 4 - Court Krause. Straightaway Barrels: 1 - Kendall Kramer, 2 - Kinidi Moore, 3 - Cash Krause, 4 - Slayton Benner. Goat Hair Pulling: 1 - Kinidi Moore, 2 - Arielle Wortham, 3 - Slayton Benner, 4 - Court Krause.
Independent 6 And Under, Cloverleaf Barrels: 1 - Kaitlin Sutherland, 2 - Kennedy Nicholson, 3 - Ty Tomlinson. Pole Bending: 1 - Kaitlin Sutherland, 2 - Ty Tomlinson, 3 - Kennedy Nicholson. Straightaway Barrels: 1 - Kennedy Nicholson, 2 - Kaitlin Sutherland, 3 - Ty Tomlinson. Goat Hair Pulling: 1 - Ty Tomlinson, 2 - Kaitlin Sutherland, 3 - Kennedy Nicholsonk, 4 - Cooper Burgess.
Sub-Junior 7 to 10, Cloverleaf Barrels: 1 - Jacob Essenburgh, 2 - Claycee Vickers, 3 - Hannah Hurlbut, 4 - Kassidy Nicholson. Pole Bending: 1 - Kassidy Nicholson, 2 - Claycee Vickers, 3 - Hannah Hurlbut, 4 - Jacob Essenburg. Straightaway Barrels: 1 - Jacob Essenburgh, 2 - Hannah Hurlbut, 3 - Elizabeth Skinner, 4 - Sarah Skinner. Goat Hair Pulling: 1 - Jacob Essenburgh, 2 - Hannah Hurlbut, 3 - Claycee Vickers, 4 - Kassidy Nicholson.
Juniors 11 to 14, Cloverleaf Barrels: 1 - Tom Ayers, 2 - Alley Penshorn, 3 - Wyatt Krause, 4 - Carly Hibbeler. Pole Bending: 1 - Wyatt Krause, 2 - Logan Dodd, 3 - Andrew Essenburgh, 4 - Tom Ayers. Straightaway Barrels: 1 - Tom Ayers, 2 - Wyatt Krause, 3 - Logan Dodd, 4 - Carly Hibbeler. Goat Tying: 1 - Wyatt Krause, 2 - Tom Ayers, 3 - Megan Azopardi
Seniors 15 to 18, Cloverleaf Barrels: 1 - Kaleigh Anderson Straightaway Barrels: 1 - Kaleigh Anderson Goat Tying: 1 - Kaleigh Anderson