2022 WPRA World Champion Breakaway Roper Martha Angelone of Stephenville, Texas, walked away with the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Invitational Breakaway Roping title January 24, posting a scorching time of 1.93 to capture the win.
Angelone rode her rock-solid gelding, Spot Lil Legend, in posting the win. The son of 2004 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Champion Spots Hot and out of HR Playin Legend, “Legend” carried the Virginia native to the pay window for a $4,000 check from the total purse of $20,000.
Close on her heels was Kelsie Domer of Dublin, Texas with a time of 1.98. She rode Little Man to receive a $3,400 payoff. Domer roped the same evening in the FWSSR ProRodeo Tournament where she took the first round win with a 1.9 to take home $1,760 in a bid for her second straight FWSSR title. Domer hopes to repeat her 2022 success where she roped in a time of 1.8 seconds in the final round to win the $20,000 paycheck.
In third place, winning $2,600, was Jordan Jo Hollabaugh of Canyon, Texas with a time of two seconds flat. The remainder of the field was as follows:
PLACE HORSE RIDER TIME EARNINGS
4 Jeffro – Quigley Light Ashley Goforth 2.06 2,200.00
5 Onna Shelby Lynn Boisjoli 2.12 1,800.00
6 Dutch Josie Paige Conner 2.25 1,600.00
7 Don’t Cry To Me Wendy Sarah Angelone 2.91 1,400.00
8 High Flyin Hawk Cheyanne Guillory 11.86 1,200.00
9 La Dona Kitty Jordi Edens NT 1,000.00
The 126th Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is set to end February 4 with an estimated 1.3 million visitors coming through its gates. A total of $1.2 million will be awarded during the FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament. A record $6.125 million in sales was set during the Show’s Junior Sale of Champions in 2022, including the record high of $310,000 for the Grand Champion Steer shown by 4-H member Tristan Himes of Sterling City, Texas.
The 2024 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo will happen January 12 through February 3. Go to www.fwssr.com for more.
(Courtesy of FWSSR)