April 24, 2018
USTRC Southeast Regional Finals
The USTRC Southeast Regional Finals, held over the Labor Day Weekend (8/29 – 9/1, 2014) at the Expo Center in Tunca, MS, paid out over $300,000 in cash prizes to the top team ropers across the southeast U.S.
Kelsey Parchman of Stephenville, TX and Lane Mitchell of Bolivar, TN were first in the Open Average, taking home $3,216 with a time of 46.97 on 5.
Jared Hall of Bee Branch, AR and Justin Johnson of Ashdown, AR won first in the Open Incentive, with a time of 40.16 on 4.
In the #15 Open Qualifier Rd. Average, it was Chase Bierma of Rose Bud, AR and Justin Johnson of Ashdown, AR in the lead with 17.33 on 2.
In the #13 Open Qualifier Rd. Average, Wil Sanders of Elkmont, AL and Dalton Totty of Lewisburg, TN were the winners with 15.74 on 2.
The top three winners in the #15 Shoot-Out Average took home a pile of winnings separated by only the narrowest of margins. Brody Braden and Tanner Caudle, both of Horatio, AR, were number one, taking home $7,054 and 3000 Flex with 33.3 on 4. Beverly Robbins of Muscle Shoals, AL and Dale Martin of Alba, TX were a tight second, taking home $4,200 and 3000 Flex with 33.66 on 4. In third, were Brody Braden of Horatio, AR and Jace Harris of Vilonia, AR, taking home $2,800 and 3000 Flex with 34.08 on 4.
In the #13 Shoot-Out Average, Justin Johnson of Ashdown, AR and Ben Runyon of Tallula, IL were the top winners, taking home $8,608 and 3000 Flex with 30.36 on 4. Danny Miller of Lawson, MO and Dale Martin of Alba, TX were a close second, taking home $6,456 and 3000 Flex with 31.22 on 4. Martin was also in third place, along with Joel Colgrove of Boligee, AL, taking home $4,304 and 3000 Flex with 31.98 on 4.
Top three winners in the #12 Qualifier Rd. Average were: first, Chad Applegate of Baldwyn, MS and Chuck Jenkins of Selmer, TN, winning $2,010 with 15.65 on 2; second, Douglas Henry and Spencer Wilcox, both of Greenbrier, AR, taking home $1,506 with 17.53 on 2; third, Brian Kennedy of Jonesville, LA and Marcus Theriot of Poplarville, MS, taking home $1,006 with 17.6 on 2.
Top winners in the #12 Gold Plus Average were: Justin Pender of Perkinston, MS and Herbert Theriot of Poplarville, MS topping the list and taking home $11,586 and 3000 Flex with 34.83 on 4. Second were Jeremy Michaelis of Mercer, MO and J R Macoubrie of Paola, KS taking home $7,724 and 3000 Flex with 36.65 on 4; third were Bob Herrington of San Mateo, FL and Mike Jones of Town Creek, AL, winning $5,968 and 3000 Flex with 38.7 on 4.
In the #10 Preliminary Average, Mark Curry of McComb, MS and Wesley Barlow of Valley Park, MS were the top winners of $7,020 and 4000 Flex with 36.5 on 4. Second were Mark Corzine of Dongola, IL and Shawn Loehr of Mount Vernon, IN, winning $4,680 and 4000 Flex with 42.49 on 4. The Theriot boys, Mason and Marcus of Poplarville, MS, rounded out third, taking home $3,706 and 4000 Flex with 45.62 on 4.
Some of the biggest winners of the weekend were Jake Darden of Centreville, MS and Cole Curry of Liberty, MS in the #10 Shoot-Out Average, winning first place, $10,000 and 3000 Flex with 35.96 on 4. Second were Michaela Williamson of Mendenhall, MS and Jessy Remsbutg of Palm City, FL, taking home $7,402 and 3000 Flex with 37.17 on 4. Third were Mandy King and James House, both of Ponca, AR, winning $,934 and 3000 Flex with 38.47 on 4.
Mike Simpson of Bee Branch, AR won first and second on the #9 Preliminary Average, teaming with Bucky Darden of Centreville, MS for first and $6,146, 4000 Flex with 42.18 on 4. He and Andrew Kelley of Conway, AR were second, winning $4,096, 4000 Flex with 43.51 on 4. Daniel Little of Charleston, AR and Lane Vaden of Wister, OK were third, taking home $3,166, 4000 Flex with 43.64 on 4.
In the #9 Shoot-Out Average, Mark Curry of McComb, MS and Cole Curry of Liberty, MS were the top team, winning $10,000, 3000 Flex with 35.34 on 4. Second place team was Louis Smith of Saucier, MS and Nick Gonzales III of Carriere, MS, winning $7,162, 3000 Flex with 35.43 on 4. Third were Keith Farris of Quitman, AR and Marcus Tilley of Greenbrier, AR, taking home $4,744, 3000 Flex with 39.34 on 4.
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