The Winter US Championship will forever be remembered for History
and Love. Gary Vickers swept the Eliminator by setting three new
World Records at ONE EVENT and TJ Romano proposed marriage (and
she said yes!) to Kristen Barnes. It was a surprise to all but
those who helped TJ set it up!
The introduction of three of the new Eliminator Patterns pushed
the top riders to perform and they did just that with Kenda Lenseigne
adding two more World Records to here long list of accomplishments
and Jessie Kuka grabbing the World Record in the Starline Saturday
Night Showcase of Champions.
The 1st Annual
Winter Championship is shaping up to be a HOT Event!
The New Shotgun
Class hit the ground running with tight races in both the Limited
and Open Divisions with Penrose, Colorado Senior Mens 2 cowboy
Dwight Barhite put down two clean runs to announce to the mounted
shooting world that he is going to be the long gun to beat in
the Limited Division. John Clark, of Morrison, Tennessee, a former
Rifle National Champion showed winning form in the Shotgun to
earn the Top Honors and the last spot out in the Starline Showcase
a repeat of the shotgun, with Dwight Barhite not only winning
the Limited, but winning both 1st and 2nd place with the lever
and revolving carbine and John Clark again showing extreme long
gun prowess by taking the preliminary in rifle.
REALLY raised the bar, with newly Certified Stages just waiting
for World Records to be set the race was on, and it was a clean
sweep! Gary Vickers of Manchester, Tennessee and Kenda Lenseigne
of Phoenix, Arizona took not one new World Record Each but BOTH!
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