Hutchings blazes through barrels to start second go
POCATELLO — She goes by the nickname of 'Full Throttle' because of the way she rides her horse.
But after exploding onto the scene during last year's Idaho High School Rodeo Finals Huthcings had not exactly started this years event the way she would have liked.
That all changed in the Tuesday night session where Hutchings was the last competitor to take the arena floor of the Bannock County Fairgrounds in barrel racing.
Hutchings blazed through the barrels to a time of 17. 779 to win the session and end the first go on a high note.
When 'Full Throttle' took to the arena floor for the beginning of the second go on Thursday she carried over the momentum she had left the fairgrounds with the night before.
Huthcings went first in barrel racing event on Wednesday and laid down a time that no one in the session could catch.
The Snake River Panther laid down a time of 17.703 to win the session.
Shelley's Zayle Davis recorded a time of 18.562 and Korrina Morgan rounded out the session for the kids from Bingham County with a run of 18.690.
Firth's Colton Clemens got the day off to a good start for Bingham County with his bareback ride to kick-off the morning.
Clemen's horse took off straight out of the chute and immediately send him on a wild eight second ride. The 56 points was a solid bounce back for Clemens as he was held with out a score in Tuesday night's session.
Blackfoot's Clay Stone took the second spot in steer wrestling with his time of 7.40, District 7
s Baden Newman ran the quickest time with a 5.78.
Aberdeen's Lexie Lehman finished fourth in goat tying running a 9.12 in the session. District 2's Quincy Pendergrass set the time to beat with a 7.94.
Blackfoot's Kursten McNeely was the only other representative to compete in the event and finished with a time of 11.08.
A night after earning 55 points in his bull ride, River Stephenson kicked off the second go with a better result than the night before.
Stephenson rode his bull to score of 68 points to put him in good position to make Saturday's final with one go still left.
District 2's Sam Reeves got the high score of the session with a 71.
The second go wraps up today at 10 a.m. The third go begins tonight a 7 p.m. at the Bannock County Fairgrounds in Pocatello.