Smith and Reeves win #8 In­cen­tive, $17,000

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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.”

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