Not going anywhere

Miami’s Nikki Elam finishes her goat tie Friday at the Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association state finals at the Stephens County Fair and Expo Center.

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Day 2 of the Oklahoma High School rodeo Association State Finals concluded Friday with the top-15 finishers in each event advancing to Saturday’s short go.

Weatherford’s Amy Outhier finished the second day with leads in pole bending and goat tying. Outhier entered the three-day-event leading on points in both events, and continued that form Friday. Outhier followed up her 20.118 poles time on Thursday with a 19.60 Friday mark. Bristow’s Renee Hays trailed by six season points at 168.

In steer wrestling, Buffalo’s Ethan Baggs topped the second day with a 4.93 after winning the first day at 5.19. Total points leaders heading into Saturday’s short-go were Checotah’s Riley Duvall at 140, and Chandler’s Kash Koester at 139. Baggs is third at 132.

Wagoner’s Blake Deckard topped the tie down with an 8.78. Deckard ended the first and second go with a point total of 153.5, 27 ahead of second place Travis Rogers .

Stonewall’s Brandon Sutherland scored a 67 in the bareback, earning 10 points and pushing his point lead to 136.5. Tahlequah’s Yance Day scored 59 and was second heading into the short go with 129 season points.

McAlester’s Ramey Jernigan didn’t score Friday in saddle bronc, but carried a more-than-comfortable 120-point lead heading into the short go. Tuttle’s Cody Goertzen scored a 56 to win the second-go. Velma-Alma’s Denver Kilcrease entered the short go tied for third place.

In team roping, Ada’s Cole and Jess Morgan clocked in at 7.15 to top the second go. The duo trailed points leaders, Tanner Braden and Cody Doescher, of Dewey and Oklahoma City, respectively, by 22. Marlow’s Shane Frey, teamed with Blanchard’s Christian Dewbre, clocked in at 14.01 and entered the short go with 158 points.

Foster’s She’Rae Duncan added to her points lead in barrels, with a 15.53 time on Friday, totaling 180 points. Oklahoma City’s Karson Bizzell entered the short go in second place with 135 points.

In breakaway, Alva’s Alexis Allen blazed a 2.68 mark, but Cyril’s Cassidy Boggs finished second with a 2.81 and entered the short go in first with 109 points.

Cherokee’s Kelby Chace scored an 81 in bull riding, putting him up to third. Thomas’ Zack Perkins carried a first-place 111 points into the short go, with Elk City’s Lane Wilhelm in second at 103.5.

Koester led the boys’ All-Around, while Caila Parker led the girls’ All-Around.

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