Friday, July 29, 2011

Giannini captures 3rd at National Rodeo

Colby Giannini poses with his third place buckle which was won at the National Finals Rodeo in the cow cutting event.

July 29, 2011

BLACKFOOT — With spurs jingling and the flash of a shiny new belt buckle, Blackfoot cowboy Colby Giannini retells his exploits at the recently completed National Finals High School Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming where the soon to be senior captured third place in the cow cutting event.
"It was a really good time," Giannini said. "I had my buddies there, Stetson Jorgenson also qualified for Nationals so I was able to hang out all week. This was definitely the high light of my summer."
Giannini was one of 84 cowboys to take to the indoor pavilion at the National Finals with each of them looking to take home the top prize.
"I honestly had a feeling that I could have won the thing," Giannini said. "I made some mistakes, especially in the first go or I could have been the champion."
As it was, Giannini was as consistent as the Southeastern Idaho wind, scoring 214.5 in the first go. Then followed that up with a 215 in go two before finishing the event with a 216 tally in the short go.
"I was improving slowly," Giannini said. "I think that the highest score of the week was 220 or something like that."
A third place finish was not totally expected in Giannini's first ever trip to the National Finals but it certainly was a trip that will not soon be forgotten.
"I almost made it in my freshman year," Giannini said. "I missed by one spot when I finished fifth."
Hard to believe that this is only the third year in which Giannini has competed in the cow cutting but one thing is for sure, Giannini will be back in the arena next Spring looking for a return trip to the National Finals.
"This is only my third year cutting," Giannini said. "I got started kind of on a last minute deal when my dad started me out my freshman year. My dad trains cutting horses and I will go with him to shows and sometimes he enters me. I took second in a Utah event last year which kind of shocked me."
That strong finish was parlayed into his strong season this Spring in the cutting arena. Giannini is more than a cutter however as he also qualified for the National Finals in the saddle bronc event and for his senior year, he is considering adding the bare back event as well, making him a triple threat at the weekend rodeos around the area.
"My good friend Cooper Clemens in Firth told me that I should try the bare back event and I might add it," Giannini said. "He always made it look pretty fun but he also got hung up a few times."
Regardless on what next season may bring, the one constant will be the shiny big belt buckle that he will have for the rest of his days in remembrance of his stellar performance in July of 2011.

A HUGE Thanks to
Vince Pratt ~Pratt Lumber Inc
Terry N Lisa Morton~B-D Oil
April Frederick
Brad & Suzie Miller A&B Transmission
Danny Cloward ~Daisy's
Mike Giannini~ Giannini Training Stables
Dr Leon Peterson
Kathy Tauscher ~Kathy & CO
for sponoring Colby Giannini!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

NHSFR 2011

This is Colby Jacket From STATE

This is Colby's NHSRA number!!

This is the NEW big screens
~They had a couple Golf Cart Drive in Moives~

Colby Won his 1 and 2nd Go in Cutting, He was 1 of the TOP 20

This is his buckle for winning 3rd Placed in the NATION!

This is the buckle for winning 2nd in the TOP 20

Colby in Saddle Bronc 1st go ~ Got bucked off

Saddle Bronc 2nd go ~got bucked off

1st GO CUTTING -Won 1st in this go

2nd Go in Cutting Won 1st in this go

FINAL "Short GO" CUTTING NHSRA Won 2nd in this go

NHSFR Final Results - The Gillette News Record Add Image
Boys Cutting
NHSFR Final Results -Final Standings
1. Hunter Hightower, Bluff Dale, Texas, 221
2. Colby Giannini, Firth, Idaho, 216
3. Dax Hadlock, Ogden, Utah, 213.5
4. Wilder Jones, King Hill, Idaho, 211
5. Mitchell Crawford, Carthage, Miss., 210
6. Bobby Hoenck, Winnemucca, Nev., 209.5
7. Kyzer Stoddard, Rexburg, Idaho, 208
8. Sterling Atkins, Broken Bow, Neb., 204
8. Dalton Davis, Holcomb, Kan., 204
8. Josh Burns, Deville, La., 204
11. Ike Fontenot, Ville Platte, La., 203
12. Dustin Latta, Marana, Ariz., 202
13. Jace Burk, Kaysville, Utah, 200
14. Cody Golding, Atascadero, Calif., 197
15. Stetson Mackey, Ignacio, Colo., 190
16. Cooper Vandiver, Fairfield, Texas, 187
17. Jordan Sparrowk, Clements, Calif., 182
18. Roger Brandt, Amarillo, Texas, 180
18. Dustin Pace, Provo, Utah, 180
18. Bailey Thurston, El Reno, Okla., 180

Fourth District rodeo officials announce state qualifiers

BLACKFOOT - With the final two rodeos of the Fourth District High School Rodeo Association cancelled, district officials have announced the athletes who have advanced on to the state finals in June.
The top six competitors in each event advance in hopes of qualifying for the National High School Rodeo Finals this summer.
In Barrel Racing, Kimberlyn Fehringer of American Falls is the champion, accumulating 95 points. Also qualifying are Kilee Lehman of Aberdeen, Lyndsie Ekstrom of Highland, Ciarra Driscoll of American Falls, Shelby Freed of Highland and Kyler Duffin of Highland.
Bareback Bronc riding will be represented by champion Cooper Clemens of Firth who totaled 50 points.
Kimberlyn Fehringer, who picked up 88 points, was the Breakaway Roping champion. Also qualifying were Shelby Freed, Lyndsie Ekstrom, Kilee Lehman, Shantel Brundy of Snake River and Aubrey Kofford of Snake River.
The Bull Riding champion is Stetson Jorgensen of Blackfoot who tallied 87 points. He will be accompanied by Brady Oleson of Blackfoot, Layton Wasia of Blackfoot, Cooper Clemens, Wacey Anderson of American Falls and Riley Stock of Highland.
The Goat Tying event will send champion Shelby Freed who earned 91 points. Also qualifying were Karen Stone of Blackfoot, Kimberlyn Fehringer, Kilee Lehman, Shantel Brundy and Lyndsie Ekstrom.
Tie Down Roping will be sending champion Jacob Partner to the state finals. He will be accompanied by Cooper Clemens, McCray Foster, Hagen Clemens of Firth, Tate Foster and Stetson Jorgensen.
Pole Bending saw sophomore Kassidy Duffin of Highland emerge as the champion with 75 points. Also heading to the state finals will be Kimberlyn Fehringer, Kilee Lehman, Shelby Freed, Kyler Duffin and Karly Olsen of Century.
In the Saddle Bronc event, Stetson Jorgensen came out on top with 84 points. He will be joined at the state finals by Dakota Oleson of Blackfoot, Cooper Clemens and Colby Giannini of Blackfoot.
Steer Wrestling will be represented by champion Tate Foster of Shelley who earned 56 points. Joining Foster will be Cooper Clemens, Justin Chappell of Blackfoot, Coltin Hill of Blackfoot, McCray Foster of Shelley and Woodrow Bingham from Firth.
Team Roping will send champions Kimberlyn Fehringer and Stetson Jorgensen who topped the standing with 66 points. Colter Lake of Highland, Jacob Partner of Highland, Lyndsie Ekstrom and Shelby Freed will also be advancing.
Sorry no STATE pictures (I filmed instead)


Saddle Bronc Winners 2011

Cutting Winners 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Colby "District" Rodeo 2011

Colby had 12 rodeos for District riding Saddle Bronc's

4 @ Pocatello and 4 @ American Falls and 4 @ Blackfoot

and 3 go's for Cutting in American Falls

COLBY won the Boys cutting and made it to State sitting 4th in Saddle Broncs