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Ellensburg breakaway roper takes top purse at fair rodeo


September 12, 2019

Colfax senior Nolan Burrill rips out of the chute in the saddle bronc event Saturday night at Mockonema.

Annie Minor of Ellensburg was the top event money winner for the Palouse Empire Rodeo with a time of 2.77 in breakaway roping for a $1,204 first-place purse. Dusti Crenshaw of Touchet finished at 2.8 for second place and $996.

Number-two purse winner was Preston Peterson of Hermiston with a 9.82 in tie down roping for a $1,018 purse, and number three was Italy Jo Sheehan of Shoshone, Idaho, who clocked 17.779 in barrel racing to claim the $1,007 prize.

The Pro-West report noted none of the entrants in bull riding marked a qualified time during the three rodeo go-rounds.

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