Allen Sanders and Marilyn Williams present the high point saddles to Doug Parker (l) and Ty Morrill (r).
By Linda Sanders
Special To Ropers Sports News
LINCOLN, CALIF. – The ropers again turned out to attend the Howard Williams and Al Sanders Memorial Roping May 7-8 at the High School Rodeo Grounds. A total of 508 teams attended the two day event. Howard and Al were good friends, dedicated team ropers as well as partners for many, many years. This annual event celebrates their favorite sport and contributes to their favorite charities. The charities are involved in helping kids participating in high school rodeo along with charities which help children with medical needs. All of the cattle and silent auction money collected from these ropings is given to CHSRA Dist. #3, Shriners Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. Since we have started the Howard Williams/Al Sanders Memorial Roping, we have been able to donate close to $45,000 to these organizations. Last year, CHSRA Dist. #3 used their share of the funds to build a timer’s stand along with a new staircase, remodel the cook shack and provide scholarships for college bound members.
In addition, many people gave their money and time to these causes. This year, people who donated to these charities included Marilyn Williams, Larry Williams, Sondra Williams, Dan, Sr. and Joyce Williams, Ted and Marcy Williams, Allen and Linda Sanders (Bar 7S Ranch), Jim and Patti Parker, Pete Williams, Pat Hudson, Jim and Amy White, Denise VonTour, Ropers Sports News, Duane and Betty Gardner, Gus and Stephanie Anderson, Bill and Linda Ellis, Wayne Grist, Sierra Hills Framing in Lincoln, Janis Hubbard, Karen McFarlane, Robinson Engineering (Jerry and Ella), Place Farm Supply, the Crosthwaite family from Arizona, Superior Livestock (Steve Smull, who donated and drove the cattle truck), Dino Webb of Webb Construction in Wheatland, who donated the tractor, Gary Gist, who donated a buckle and Ray Miller, who donated the water truck.
The Corriente Saddle winners were the high point header and heeler of the weekend, Doug Parker and Ty Morrill.
The families of Howard Williams and Al Sanders want to thank all of the ropers and their families for their donations of time and money and for participating in the ropings and auctions. Due to your generosity, we were able to send $3,230 each to CHSRA Dist. #3, Shriner’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.
Results are as follows; payouts are per man:
Saturday, May 7
ACTRA Members Only Hdcp Pick & Draw: 3 for $20, 94 teams
Faast time: 1. Josh Alexander and Dan Williams Sr., 6.10, $58 (Fast time caps). 2. Josh Alexander and Ted Williams, 6.38, $35. 3. Larry Williams and Mike Dickinson, 6.82, $23.
Average: 1. Josh Alexander and Dan Williams Sr., 16.44, $304 (Karen McFarlane picture and buckle frames). 2. Sondra Williams and Dan Williams Sr., 19.89, $251. 3. Judy Parker and Doug Parker, 21.81, $199. 4. Doug Parker and Ryan Phun, 21.90, $147. 5. Chase Nevis and Joe Nevis, 22.30, $94. 6. Brad McGilchrist and Cody Castodio, 23.61, $52.
ACTRA Members Only #10 Hdcp Pick: 4 for $50, 44 teams
Fast time: 1. Ronnye Garcia and Ted Williams, 6.91, $83 (Fast time caps). 2. Willie Worley and Ted Williams, 7.01, $53.
Average: 1. Ray Miller and Doug Young, 27.07, $371 (Gist buckles). 2. Brady Lutz and Cody D. Parker, 29.89, $309. 3. Craig Harrison and Ty Morrill, 34.97, $248. 4. Doug Parker and Cody D. Parker, 35.80, $186. 5. Doug Parker and John Freeman, 46.38, $124.
ACTRA Members Only #5.5 Pick: 3 for $20, 132 teams
Fast time: 1. Davis Mardesich and Mike Dickinson, 5.16, $82 (Fast time caps). 2. Josh Scheiber and Dan Williams Sr., 6.03, $48. 3. Josh Scheiber and Carson Williams, 6.40, $34.
Average: 1. Josh Scheiber and Dan Williams Sr., 19.96, $383,(Denise VonTour rope bags). 2. Mike Nizzoli and Joe Nevis, 21.32, $324. 3. Ryan Fowler and Joe Morris, 24.39, $265. 4. Joel P. Giordano and Cody Castodio, 24.93, $206. 5. Carson Williams and Doug Young, 27.13, $147. 6. Scott Evans and Ryan Phun, 27.72, $88. 7. Kyle Millington and Allen Sanders, 28.35, $60.
Sunday, May 8
ACTRA Members Only Hdcp Pick & Draw: 3 for $20, 82 teams
Fast time: 1. Clayton Graham and Doug Young, 7.15, $51 (Fast time caps). 2. Doug Parker and Chad Parker, 7.20, $30. 3. Doug Parker and Cody Castodio, 7.26, $20.
Average: 1. Doug Parker and Mark Dickinson, 25.82, $264 (Karen McFarlane picture and buckle frames). 2. Dennis Orthmeyer and Scott Harvey, 26.89, $219. 3. Taryn Krantz and Jerry Krantz, 37.34, $173. 4. Stephanie Dickinson and Mark Dickinson, 39.22, $128. 5. Chase Nevis and Ted Williams, 13.03 on 2, $82. 6. Sondra Williams and Ted Williams, 16.17 on 2, $46.
ACTRA Members Only All Girl Pick & Draw: 3 for $20, 46 teams
Fast time: 1. Adele Brown and Lori Nevis, 9.23, $34 (Fast time caps). 2. Bette Gardner and Judy Parker, 9.26, $22.
Average: 1. Sondra Williams and Taryn Krantz, 32.65, $150 (Skyline bracelets). 2. Sondra Williams and Mairlyn Brown, 36.23, $125 (Skyline blankets). 3. Denise VonTour and Karen Moore, 40.25, $100 (Skyline hay bags). 4. Lynnette Krantz and Judy Parker, 44.93, $75 (Skyline garment bags). 5. Stephanie Dickinson and Denise VonTour, 45.86, $50.
ACTRA Members Only Jr./sr. Pick: 3 for $20, 57 teams
Fast time: 1. Davis Mardesich and Ty Morrill, 6.27, $42 (Fast time caps). 2. Davis Mardesich and Dan Williams Sr., 6.96, $28.
Average: 1. Davis Mardesich and Ty Morrill, 20.84, $189. 2. Joel P. Giordano and Ted Williams, 26.62, $157 (Denise VonTour breast collars). 3. Davis Mardesich and Dan Williams Sr., 28.27, $126. 4. Carson Williams and Ty Morrill, 30.14, $95. 5. Carson Williams and Doug Young, 31.86, $63.
ACTRA Members Only Hdcp Century Pick: 4 for $50, 53 teams
Fast time: 1. Jim Parker and Mark Dickinson, 6.82, $100 (Fast time caps). 2. Doug Parker and Mark Dickinson, 8.12, $66.
Average: 1. Doug Parker and Mark Dickinson, 34.40, $448 (Gist buckles). 2. Jim Parker and Mark Dickinson, 39.04, $375. 3. Ray Miller and Pete Williams, 39.17, $300. 4. Steve Mitchell and Ted Williams, 58.35, $225. 5. Steve Mitchell and Matthew (Scott) Mayfield, 30.68 on 2, $150.