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CHOWCHILLA, CA – The 62nd annual Chowchilla Western Stampede kicked off March 8 with the annual cattle drive down Robertson Boulevard. It’s always great to see the community come together to continue to make this rare event happen yearly.
The jackpot showed strong numbers with team numbers totaling 650. The payout was $65,000 cash along with numerous prizes throughout the weekend. With the hard work of the Stampede committee and support from the Chowchilla community and surrounding communities, $10,000 was added to our 8 steer average and $2,000 added to the recently added #5.5. Both 8 steer long averages paid over $3,000 a man. Both 4 steer short averages paid $1,000 a man.
Eric Cozzitorto brought in a great set of steers for all of our numbered ropings. Billy Butler did an outstanding job with the flagging. The chute help kept things rolling and never slowed down. The office staff was able to get the event rolling on time and ran a professional jackpot all weekend. The committee would like to thank everyone who came out and supported this historical jackpot.


Winners of the #7 Hdcp. on Friday night were Jose Pantoja and Bert Ferrasci. Presenting is Cory Mendes.
March 8

#7 Hdcp P/D: 3 for $40
1st go: 1. Bert Ferrasci and Chance Machado, 6.48, $400. 2. Jesse Beam and Jake Bourdet, 6.70, $300. 3. Jesse Beam and Ryan Reed, 6.72, $200. 4. Ramiro Gonzalez and Jesse Beam, 6.82, $100.
Average: 1. Jose Pantoja and Bert Ferrasci, 2.28, $1,315 + buckles. 2. JR Marshall and Cord Forzano, 24.02, $800. 3. Mike Tighe and Ryan Fowler, 25.61, $550. 4. Cutter Machado and Lane Wheeler, 27.27, $480. 5. Shane Barnes and Fabian Lemus, 28.00, $440. 6. Cutter Machado and Hernan Baron, 28.32, $400.

March 9
#5.5 Hdcp Down: 4 for $100 ($2,000 added)
1st go: 1. Bronc Rowland and Colt Cowden 7.38, $335. 2 Nick Paboojian and Rick Fasone, 8.00, $220.
2nd go: 1. Anthony Basso and Colee Hatley, 5.45, $335. 2. Larry Branco and Brian Demattos, 6.51, $220.
Average: 1. Bronc Rowland and Colt Cowden, 33.13, $1,785. 2. Danny Cardoza and Jeff Cabral, 40.88, $1,340. 3. Ryan Fowler and Sophia Fowler, 41.50, $895. 4. Sophia Fowler and Kent Hirdes, 42.34, $445.


Winners of the first 4 steer of the #10.5 were Tanner Kent and Chris Wooten.


Winners of the second 4 steer of the #10.5 were C.R. Wilken and Paul Mullins. Cory Mendes presenting.


#10.5 8 steer winners at the Chowchilla Stampede were Cody Mora and Rhett Kennedy. Cory Mendes presenting.

#10.5 Pick: 8 for $200
First 4 Steer
Fast time: David Porteur and Joe Robinson, 6.70, $365.
Average: 1. Tanner Kent and Chris Wooten, 30.10, $970. 2. Bo Bacigalupi and Wyatt Hansen, 30.38, $640.
Second 4 Steer
Fast time: Jesse Beam and Justin Spence, 5.51, $365.
Average: 1. CR Wilken and Paul Mullins, 26.54, $970. 2. Tanner Kent and Anival Guerrero, 28.69, $640.
8 Steer Average: 1. Cody Mora and Rhett Kennedy, 69.10, $3,300. 2. Tanner Kent and Denny Watkins, 69.43, $1,980. 3. Pat Boyle and Jeffrey Larsen, 71.48, $1,320.


Winners of the #7 8 steer were Ryan Fowler and JT Bradley. Cory Mendes presenting.
#7 Hdcp Down Pick:
8 for $200
First 4 Steer
Fast time: Larry Branco and Logan Nailon, 6.86, $450.
Average: 1. JT Bradley and Ryan Fowler, 34.64, $1,000. 2. Colton Santos and Albert Aguayo, 38.73, $600. 3. Cheyenne Rey and Stoney Boy Joseph, 39.87, $400.
Second 4 Steer
Fast time: Chance Helton and Jeremy Simonich, 7.15, $450.
Average: 1. JR Marshall and Casey Loverin, 30.70, $1,000. 2. Rylee George and Stoney Boy Joseph, 35.67, $600. 3. Todd Kell and Jeremy Simonich, 36.25, $400.
8 Steer Average: 1. JT Bradley and Ryan Fowler, 78.42, $3,310. 2. Colton Santos and Albert Aguayo, 83.29, $2,160. 3. JR Marshall and Chris Smith, 91.94, $1,400. 4. Willie Redfeairn and Tony Boggs 28.38 on 6, $770.


Winners of the #4.5 roping on Sunday at the Chowchilla Stampede were Bulla Waltjen and Nicholas Forzano.
March 10

#4.5 P/D: 3 for $25
1st go: 1. Vince Silva and Nicholas Forzano, 7.13, $250. 2. CP Nunes and Allen Hagens, 7.61, $150. 3. Chyann Henry and Allen Hagens, 7.98, $100.
Average: 1. Bulla Waltjen and Nicholas Forzano, 28.61, $700. 2. Bulla Waltjen and Eddie Basso, 29.44, $540. 3. Chris Browning and Jack Forzano, 30.75, $380. 4. Tres Porter and Gabby Bertagnolli, 32.33, $230. 5. Greg Jones and Pete Harris, 34.04, $140.


Winners of the #3.5 roping on Sunday at the Chowchilla Stampede were Cierra Polhemus and Shane Ross.
#3.5 P/D: 3 for $25
1st go: 1. Joey Rossi and Rylee George, 8.04, $175. 2. Bronc Rowland and Earl Hall, 8.32, $115.
Average: 1. Cierra Polhemus and Shane Ross, 35.91, $460. 2. Bronc Rowland and Pete Harris, 36.21, $345. 3. Stan Silva and Billy Armendariz, 36.99, $230. 4. Zane George and Dean Sherbo, 38.79, $115.