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The Ranch Sorting National Championship World Finals headed to Fort Worth June 8-13, and APHA members had quite the successful event. Garnering more than $17,000 in payouts, members competed at every level from Graduated Rookie to the #13 Mixed Handicap. With a friendly and high-energy environment, ranch sorting offers the opportunity for riders to connect with their western heritage and to test their mounts’ cattle handling skills against the clock.

Congratulations to the following riders:

#10 Handicap 2nd place– DeRoy White, Rusty Day

#13 handicap 1st place–Ray Lermon, Devon Lyles

#13 mixed handicap 2nd place– Jared Lesh, Laura Roberson

#13 mixed handicap 3rd place– Shelley Fitzgerald, Rusty Day

#8 handicap 2nd place– Devon Lyles, Shawna Thomas

All Levels Handicap 1st place–Jared Lesh, Sarah Lesh

Beginner RH #10 Handicap 1st place– Shawn Burr, Shelley Fitzgerald

Graduated Rookie Sort 1st place– Renee Leach, Shawna Thomas

Lucky Duck 1st place– Jessica Dillin, Daryl Hammerstrom

Masters #10 Handicap 1st place– Steven Nichols, Dickey Teague

Masters # 10 Handicap 2nd place– Steven Nichols, Benji Lindsey

#18 3 Man/2 Gate 1st place– Melody Hicks, R. Ryan Smith, Shelley Fitzgerald

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