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JOSH ABBOTT

Birthday: December 6, 1984

Home Town: Belgrade, Montana

Original Home State: Georgia

Occupation: Outfitter

Years Competing: 6

Summer/Fall Sport: Elk Hunting

Hobbies: University of Georgia Sports

Favorite Food: Chick Fil A

Favorite Color: Red & Black

Ritual before racing: Hope and Pray

Team 1: Josh Abbott, Rider / Elvis, Horse Age 6 / RJ Klotz, Skier

Current Point Status: Tied for 2nd in 1D

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SKYLAR BALL

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Home Town: Brighton, Colorado

Original Home State: Kansas

Occupation: Operation Supervisor at Excel Energy

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Team 1: Skylar Ball, Rider / Scout / Duffy Counsell, Skier

Current Point Status: Tied for 3rd in 2D, Tied for 5th in 3D

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CORIE DOWNEY

Birthday: February 2

Home Town: Whitehall, MT

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Occupation: Wife and Mother

Years Competing: 3

Summer/Fall Sport: Kid and Lamb Chauffeur / Foxhunting

Sponsors: Iconoclast, Equis Feed, Montucky Cold Snacks, Whalen Tire, Tillo Graphics, Victory KoreDry

Favorite Food: Blueberries

Favorite Color: Green

Ritual before racing: Warming horses up

Favorite Quotation: “ No man may earn his heart's desire, lest first he brave the smoke and fire. ”     ― Nicholas Evans, The Smoke Jumper 

Team 1: Corie Downey, Rider / Lucky, Quarter Horse, Age 16 / Cam Fraser, Skier Currently 3rd in 1D

Team 2: Corie Downey, Rider / Whiskey, Quarter Horse, Age 16 / Cam Fraser, Skier Currently 4th in 1D

Team 3: Corie Downey, Rider / Moolah, Quarter Horse, Age 15 / Cam Fraser, Skier Currently 2nd in 2D

Team 4: Corie Downey, Rider / Dash, Quarter Horse, Age 6 / Cam Fraser, Skier Currently Tied for 3rd in

 

MACKENZIE GIFFORD

Birthday: February 22, 1990

Home Town: Townsend, Montana

Original Home State: Montana

Occupation: State of Montana

Years Competing: 2

Summer/Fall Sport: Rodeo

Hobbies: Rodeo Bronc Riding, Starting Colts, Traveling

Favorite Food: PB&J

Favorite Color: Bay

Ritual before racing: Visualize the run, Zone distractions out

Favorite Quotation: Make it happen, shock everyone.

Team 1: MacKenzie Gifford, Rider / Crazy Alice, Paint Horse, Age 18 / Will Bradford, Skier

Current Point Status: 7th Place in 1D, 1st Place in 3D

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EBBIE HANSEN

Birthday: November 22

Home Town: Helena, Montana

Original Home State: Montana

Occupation: Therapist & Photographer

Years Competing: 4

Summer/Fall Sport: Barrel Racing

Hobbies: Leathercraft, Painting, Photography, Fishing and Driving

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite Color: Turquoise

Ritual before racing: Visualize the perfect run in my mind

Favorite Quotation: “Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.” -Wm. Jennings. Bryan

Team 1: Ebbie Hansen, Rider / Zephyr, Appendix QH, Age 9 / RJ Klotz, Skier

Current Points Status: 1st Place in 1D

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JOHN HYDE

Birthday: September 5th

Home Town: Pinedale, WY

Original Home State: Wyoming

Occupation: Truck Driver

Years Competing: 4

Summer/Fall Sport: Roping

Hobbies: Outfitting, Riding, Fishing

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Color: Blue

Ritual before racing: Pep talk with the boys

Team 1: John Hyde, Rider / Hildago, Paint, Age 7 / Jeff Biffle, Skier Currently 6th Place in 1D and tied for 3rd in 2D

Team 2: John Hyde, Rider / Hildago, Paint, Age 7 / Natty Hagood, Skier Currently 7th Place in 3D

Team 3: John Hyde, Rider / J.R., Paint, Age 4 / Natty Hagood, Skier Currently 2nd Place in 3D

Team 4: John Hyde, Rider / J.R., Paint, Age 4 / Jeff Biffle, Skier Currently 7th Place in 3D

 

CR KUNESH

Birthday: February 8, 1991

Home Town: Helena, Montana

Original Home State: Montana

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Years Competing: 3

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Hobbies: Roping

Favorite Food: Pizza & Steak

Favorite Color: Black

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