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St. Jude Barrel Jam 2018


2018/03/05








By Nancy Brannon, Ph.D.

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There is one organization that is the epitome of generosity and service to children: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude leads the way in research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. At St. Jude, families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

On February 23-25, 2018, the fifth annual St. Jude Barrel Jam, a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, brought a weekend of family fun and barrel racing to the Show Place Arena in Memphis, Tenn. This year’s barrel race offered $10,500 added money, with many opportunities to raise money for St. Jude. Fundraisers could raise $1,000 and earn a custom buckle. For those who raised $5,000, they earned a buckle and a $1,000 gift certificate toward a saddle from JHA Saddle & Tack.

Kevin Renigar of Wynne, Arkansas raised $5,000 for St. Jude. He said people gave all amounts – from $1 to $500 in his collections. He and members of his church, Three Trees Cowboy Church in Wynne, also volunteer at the Barrel Jam. His avocation is a bull fighter.

The Barrel Jam was started by Sara Beth Thompson Sheehan and her family five years ago, and there are over 100 volunteers who come out to help put on the show. There are multiple ways at the barrel jam to support St. Jude, from a $1-ticket raffle, to a silent auction, to official St. Jude Barrel Jam T-shirts for sale. Last year entries from the barrel racing alone raised $30,000 for St. Jude. Fundraising for St. Jude this year brought in $107, 686 so far. This year the show drew a whopping 2,032 entries over the weekend!

The Coyote Run drill team began Saturday’s show with the presentation of the American flag in their opening ceremony routine. Then after the first event, the Future Legends barrel races, the Coyote Run drill team was back for a special performance. Accompanied by 4th and 5th graders in the chorus at Tara Oaks Elementary in Collierville, Tenn., the Coyote Run drill team rode their precision patterns to the music and singing of “We Are the World” by the Tara Oaks Tiger Tones.

Find more information about the event, including results under FAQ, at: https://barreljam.com/dir/ and on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/517076715311251

Friday results: (490 total entries)
Open 4D:      1D winner John Michael Poss of Gallatin, TN on Goodnessake (14.655)
(302 entries)  2D winner Billy Wood of Springfield, TN on Sweet Roxy Runaway (15.158)
                     3D winner Amanda Cupples of Hazel, KY on Get Cruck (15.657)
                     4D winner Kelly Morgan of Poplar Bluff, MO on Eye Up The Storm (16.679)
Youth Side Pot: 1D winner Laney Robinson of Mars Hill, NC on Frosted Jet of Honor (14.799)
(73 entries)        2D winner Crystal Mason of Mt. Washington, KY on Buggin Out Downtown (15.418)
                        3D winner Abigail Ellis of Arlington, TN on Beau (16.349)
Adult Side Pot:  1D winner John Michael Poss of Gallatin, TN on Goodnessake (14.655)
(40 entries)        2D winner Brittany Bennett of Savannah, TN on Strike A Balance (16.134)
                        3D winner Kelly Morgan of Poplar Bluff, MO on Eye Up The Storm (16.679)
Masters Side Pot: 1D winner Jimmy Cagle of Fayetteville, TN on Figure Im Special (14.734)
(36 entries)           2D winner Shelly Redwine of Sidney, AR on Smart Lena Dancer (15.786)
                               3D winner Jana Baker of Charleston, MO on RHR Streakinrunner (16.802)
WBRL Side Pot: 1D winner John Michael Poss of Gallatin, TN on Goodnessake (14.655)
(39 entries)    2D winner Samantha Davis of Rossville, TN on A Royal French Fry (15.190)
                     3D winner Amanda Cupples of Hazel, KY on Get Cruck (15.657)
                         4D winner Sherri Surman of Senatobia, MS on Goose (16.945)

Saturday results: (809 total entries)
Future Legends: 1D winner Kally Runions of Culleoka, TN on Sissy (14.764)
(65 entries)     2D winner Mallorie Andress of Mason, TN on Zee Bot (15.815)
                     3D winner Emma Ward of Pocahontas, AR on Cash On The Run (16.773)
Open 4D:      1D winner Elizabeth Hollowsy of Starkville, MS on Frenchbug On Fire (14.445)
(415 entries)  2D winner Chris Coffey of Glasgow, KY on Bayou Some Socks (14.950)
                    3D winner Elizabeth Akins of Lebanon, TN on Hotroddin For Cash (15.456)
           4D winner Jana Baker of Charleston, MO on Streakinrunner (16.460)
Youth Sidepot: 1D winner Laney Robinson of Mars Hill, NC on Frosted Jet of Honor (14.719)
(102 entries)    2D winner Meadow German of Germantown, TN on The Flying Filly (15.758)
                   3D winner Jordan Deatherage of Atoka, TN on Faith (16.942)
Adult Sidepot: 1D winner Elizabeth Holloway of Starkville, MS on Frenchbug On Fire (14.445)
(61 entries)      2D winner Amber Pendel of Arlington, KY on Frenchies Gottheguns (15.508)
                   3D winner Candace Jones of Oakland, TN on Z (16.543)
Masters Sidepot: 1D winner Jimmy Cagle of Fayetteville, TN on Victorious Dash (14.465)
(36 entries)      2D winner Stephanie Lynn of Vicksburg, MS on Stylin Lil Pepto (15.528)
                      3D winner Sharon West of Moscow, TN on Trip (16.796)
WBRL Sidepot: 1D winner Jimmy Cagle of Fayetteville, TN on Victorious Dash (14.465)
(54 entries)    2D winner Lacey Romans of Bryant, AL on Honors Sampedeboy (15.037)
                    3D winner Chad Crider of Huntingdon, TN on Hoosier Stinson (15.484)
                    4D winner Sherri Surman of Senatobia, MS on Goose (16.817)

Saturday Poles results: (76 entries)
1D winner Cody Dowell of Olive Branch, MS on Amarillo By Six (20.423)
2D winner Taylor Dunlap of Dyer, TN on May Belle Gone (21.538)
3D winner: Haylie Silliman of Moscow, TN on Little Toot (22.694)

Sunday results: (657 total entries)
Future Legends: 1D winner Crystal Mason of Mt. Washington, Ky on Doc Freckles Legacy (15.456)
(58 entries)         2D winner Katie Jane Crook of Friendship, TN on Ginger (16.489)
                         3D winner Arden Paulson of Spring Hill, TN on Fancy (17.746)
Open 4D:      1D winner Elizabeth Holloway of Valley Park, MS on Frenchbug On Fire (14.476)
(367 entries)  2D winner Corey Adkins of Franklin, TN on My Kinda Dragon (15.004)
                    3D winner Susie Busse of Sullivan, MO on Blue Moon Blazing (15.498)
                    4D winner Sharon West of Moscow, TN on Trip (16.493)
Youth Sidepot:   1D winner Laney Robinson of Mars Hill, NC on Eddies Hot Moon Bug (14.651)
(96 entries)        2D winner Emilie Hug of Collierville, TN on Franki Tiltman (15.697)
                        3D winner Hannah Bennett of Thompson’s Station, TN on Uno (16.658)
Adult Sidepot:   1D winner Elizabeth Holloway of Valley Park, MS on Frenchbug On Fire (14.476)
(51 entries)        2D winner Anna Caraway of Cordova, TN on Hickory Dickery Dash (15.517)
                        3D winner Candace Jones of Oakland, TN on Z (16.719)
Masters:       1D winner Jimmy Cagle of Fayetteville, TN on LibbysontheLabel (14.794)
(33 entries)    2D winner Lisa Bledsoe of Selmer, TN on Special Dashing Jet (15.912)
                    3D winner Patti Taylor of Bradford, TN on Sugar Bear Chrome (17.068)
WBRL Sidepot: 1D winner Laney Robinson of Mars Hill, NC on Eddies Hot Moon Bug (14.651)
(52 entries)         2D winner Dusty Pike of Caruthersville, MO on Woodyawhistle (15.216)
                         3D winner MaKenzie Stewart of McEwen, TN on Amen Tucker (15.688)
 

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