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Local cowgirl ropes wins in both her hometown rodeos

COME HERE: Alton Downs’ cowgirl Jorja Iker won both the breakaway roping events at the inaugural Lazy Acres Double Dip over New Year.
COME HERE: Alton Downs’ cowgirl Jorja Iker won both the breakaway roping events at the inaugural Lazy Acres Double Dip over New Year. Dave Ethell

LOCAL cowgirl Jorja Iker, wife of leading Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) cowboy Shane Iker, recorded two breakaway roping wins in both her hometown rodeos at Lazy Acres, Alton Downs, over the New Year.

Jorja won the breakaway roping on Thursday's New Year's Eve and backed that up on the evening of New Year's Day to claim the Lazy Acres "Double Dip".

And then she backed that up by winning the breakaway roping at the Beef City Rodeo at the Great Western Hotel on Saturday.

"I have never won three on the trot like that before," Jorja said.

"It was a great weekend.

"I am very happy with how we went and I am delighted with my little horse, Denver."

Denver was purchased at a quarter horse sale five years ago.

He and Jorja formed a winning combination immediately.

"We won our first rodeo just three months after we bought him," Jorja said.

"That is unusual, for a horse to do so well so early.

"He is a natural and just took to it.

"We have gone to win heaps since then, including the APRA Pro Tour Title in 2014."

Meanwhile, in other APRA news from the New Year Lazy Acres Double Dip, Wandoan rider David Worsfold has confirmed he will be the bareback bronc rider to watch in the 2016 season.

Last year, Worsfold won the bareback title at the Warwick Rodeo Australian Championships.

After a slow start to this new 2016 season, Worsfold has now started a rapid move up the standings after winning both events at Alton Downs in the first full rodeos at the Lazy Acres complex.

Worsfold was one of three riders to win both rodeos at Alton Downs.

The other was Emerald rider Shane Kenny who took out both the rope and ties.

And the third was Jorja with her two breakaway roping wins.

Other Queensland rough stock winners at Alton Downs were Springsure rider Allan Powell and Mitchell star Greg Hamilton who won the two saddle bronc rides.

While Worsfold was starring at Alton Downs, Millmerran pair Peter Moffatt and John McNamee, and Warwick riders Peel Tribe and Lane Grayson were recording saddle bronc placings on the Christmas Run in the southern states.

Moffatt was first at Yarrawonga with a score of 75 and split first with Heath Chalmers at Tumbarumba, also with 75.

McNamee was fourth at Myrtleford and fifth at both Yarrawonga and Tumbarumba.

Tribe was third at Myrtleford, fourth at Tumbarumba and fifth at Yarrawonga while Grayson won open and second division saddle bronc at Carrieton in South Australia.

Lazy Acres Double Dip

Rodeo 1

  •  Breakaway roping: Jorja Iker
  •  Saddle bronc: Allan Powell
  •  Bull ride: Jackson Gill
  •  Bareback: David Worsfold
  •  Rope and tie: Shane Kenny
  •  Steer wrestling: Ryley Gibb
  •  Team roping: Jeff Miller and Jesse Townsend
  •  Barrel racing: Teal Ayers

Rodeo 2

  •  Breakaway roping: Jorja Iker
  •  Saddle bronc: Greg Hamilton
  •  Bull ride: Beau Willis
  •  Bareback: David Worsfold
  •  Rope and tie: Shane Kenny
  •  Steer wrestling: Kacey Kenny
  •  Team roping: Cameron Milner and Clancy Middleton
  •  Barrel race: Cheyenne Whitwell

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