Ross redeploys to Iraq
Former Nikiski resident Christopher D. Ross redeployed to Iraq on Jan. 19 for his third tour of duty with the U.S. Army.
Ross joined the military Aug. 26, 1998. He is scheduled to remain in Iraq for at least one year.
His wife and five children remain in Fort Hood, Texas where he is stationed.
He is the son of Evelyn B. Ross of Nikiski.
Peninsula equestrians ride high
The results for the 2006 Soldotna Equestrian Association season are as follows:
2006 Playday Awards:
· 0 to 6-year-olds Jesse Rogde, champion, 45 points; Luke Sarks, reserve champion, 22 points; Brock Sarks, third place, 20 points; and Savannah Wolfe, fourth place, 10 points.
· 7- to 11-year-olds Shelby Rogde, champion, 46 points; Teresa Bitterich, reserve champion, 26 points; Cheyanne McGrane, third place, 17 points; Bill Ashwell and Madison Orth, fourth-place tie, 16 points; and Dillon Jensen, fifth place, 14 points.
· 12- to 17-year-olds Jake Fowler, champion, 55 points; Ciarra McKenzie, reserve champion, 37 points; Sara Jensen, third place, 32 points; and Colten Jensen, fourth place, 29 points.
· 18 and over Chelsey Hackett, champion, 52 points; Mellissa Fowler, reserve champion, 48 points; and Beth Fowler, third place, 41 points.
· 45 and over Cheryl Hawkins, champion, 50 points; Jane Faulkner, reserve champion, 43 points; Mike Ashwell, third place, 29 points; Walt Williamson, fourth place, 25 points; and Carol-Ann Barum, fifth place, 22 points.
Team Penning Awards:
· Open Beth Fowler, champion, 64 points; and Mellissa Fowler, reserve champion, 62 points.
· Youth Jake Fowler, champion, 64 points; and reserve champion, Colten Jensen, 28 points.
· Open Rookie Scooter Hackett, champion, 30 points; and Brandi Aldridge, reserve champion, 13 points.
· Youth Rookie Shelby Rogde, champion, 17 points; and Dillon Jensen, reserve champion, 7 points.
Peninsula Cowboy Round-Up Family Rodeo Series
· 0 to 10 barrels Teresa Bitterich, champion, 180 points; and Bill Ashwell, reserve champion, 90 points.
· 0-10 poles Teresa Bitterich, champion, 180 points; and Bill Ashwell, reserve champion, 90 points.
· 11 to 16 barrels Jake Fowler, champion, 170 points; and Lindsey Schnable, reserve champion, 80 points.
· 11 to 16 poles Ciarra McKenzie, champion, 100 points; and Cheyenne McGrane, reserve champion, 90 points.
· 0 to 16 steer daubing Jake Fowler, champion, 260 points; and Colten Jensen, reserve champion, 220 points.
· Junior bull riding Jenna Jensen, champion, 230 points; and Devin Mulutin, reserve champion, 180 points.
· 17 years old and over barrels Sandra Barker, champion, 170 points; and Katie Schollenberg, reserve champion, 90 points.
· 17 years old and over, poles Chelsey Hackett , champion, 200 points; and Janette MacDonald, reserve champion, 60 points.
· Women’s Break-A-Way roping Callie Willis, champion, 200 points; and Jan Feller, reserve champion, 90 points.
· Ribbon roping, roper Dick Moriarty, champion, 120 points; and Callie Willis, reserve champion, 80 points.
· Ribbon roping, runner Adina McNitt, champion, 150 points; and Jenna Jensen, reserve champion, 120 points.
· Team roping, header Charlie Willis, champion, 130 points; and Justin Rainwater, reserve champion, 80 points.
· Team roping, heeler Dick Moriarty, champion, 110 points; and Scooter Hackett , reserve champion, 90 points.
· Team penning Chelsey Hackett, champion, 320 points; and Mellissa Fowler, reserve champion, 260 points.
· Bull riding Colten Jensen , champion, 80 points; and John David Wilson, reserve champion, 70 points.
· All Around Cowboy and Cowgirl Scooter and Chelsey Hackett; and Dick Moriarty and Callie Willis, reserve.
· Volunteers of the year Beth Fowler, adult; and Colten Jensen, youth.
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