Smith and Reeves win #8 Incentive, $17,000
In addition to placing fourth in the average of the Charlie 1 Horse Challenge, Lynn Smith of Cochise, Arizona, and Janey Reeves of Melba, Idaho, were the champions of the #8 Incentive with their time of 44.14 seconds on four. They earned $12,000 for placing in the main roping and another $5,000 for winning the Incentive.
Reeves was recruited by Smith to become a student at Cochise College, where Smith coaches alongside her husband, former NFR saddle bronc rider Rick Smith.
“The incentive gives us two chances to win,” said Smith, who is in her third year entering the Challenge. “This is great. The best girls are here and it’s fun to compete against the best. Plus, Rick has friends in Nevada, so this is our mini-vacation.”
Smith practiced this month in Wyoming with Reeves, while the 22-yearold was in Casper for the College National Finals Rodeo.
“This is the biggest win of my life,” said Reeves, 22, who graduated last month from the University of Idaho. “It’s always so much fun to win at an all-girl roping, because there aren’t very many of them! Especially at one with this much money, and especially for a lower-numbered roper like me. Here, if you can go catch four steers clean, you’re going to place in the main roping.”