By Krista Lucas Wynn
Springtime brought plenty of rain to North Texas, but the wet conditions did not stop cowboys and cowgirls from gathering Memorial Day weekend for the 47th Windy Ryon Memorial Roping. The annual roping event in Saginaw, Texas, is usually conducted in the big outdoor arena but was able to be moved into the covered arena next door. There was a full crowd of spectators ready to watch a weekend full of team roping, breakaway roping, calf roping, double mugging and steer roping.
There has been a rapid rise in the sport of breakaway roping, and the Windy Ryon has hosted an invitational ladies breakaway roping each year. The competition heated up with two rounds and an average. In the first round, Jaymee Marcum roped her calf in 2.31 seconds to win first and a $2,460 paycheck. Jordi Edens, Bradi Good, Makayla Boiusjoli, and Hope Thompson rounded out the top five.
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