The 2018 Ace of Spades (AOS) winners were announced last Sunday at the annual awards banquet held at Valley Cowboy Church. A large crowd enjoyed the delicious potluck dinner before the scholarship auction and awards presentation.

AOS families and community members donated items to the auction with proceeds going to the scholarship that is awarded to a high school senior who is an outstanding active AOS member. Cowboys and cowgirls compete in six gymkhanas throughout the summer earning points toward the all-around and runner-up titles as well as cash paybacks.

Winners for the 2018 season received beautiful custom made buckles by Tres Rios Silver of Llano, Texas.

Champions

Tiny Tots: All-Around Champion – Reini Koontz
J1 All-Around Cowgirl – Reagan Koontz
J1 All-Around Cowboy – Rhett Dutton
Jr. All- Around Cowgirl – Abby Provost
Jr. All-Around Cowboy – Riggin Dutton
Sr. All-Around Cowgirl – Ashton Elliott
Sr. All-Around Cowboy – Miles Rader

Runner Up Champions
 
Runner Up All-Around: Braylin Barratt
Runner Up All-Around Cowgirl: Bristyl Barratt
Runner Up All-Around Cowboy: Maverick Barratt
Runner Up All-Around Cowgirl: Reese Dutton
Runner Up All-Around Cowboy: Timothy Provost
Runner Up All-Around Cowgirl: Hailey Davidson
Runner Up All-Around Cowboy: Ben Schiferl

Ace of Spades would like to thank the following buckle sponsors: Cabinets by Connie, Zoelmann’s Bakery, Jim and Debbie Crowder, KS Trucking, Colorado Vet Clinic, La Junta Mill, Valley Tire, Hauler Back Ag, Painted Kokopelli Ranch, T4 Cattle Company, Kevin and Rae Ann Waggoner, Ace of Spades Roping Club, and Tres Rios Silver.

Participation prizes were given to 48 members. Each received a handy backpack with several items inside, all sporting the Ace of Spades logo designed and produced by Manchie Hughes of H5 Custom Apparel. In order to receive a participation prize, members must compete in at least four of the six fun nights.

The Ace of Spade's officers and directors are: Kevin Waggoner- president, Teresa Walz – vice president, Kim Sherwood – secretary/treasurer, and Jackie Schiferl and Walter James, directors.

AOS would also like to thank Valley Cowboy Church, Tony Hall (auctioneer), Dwane Baker for furnishing tie goats and all the parents and grandparents for another successful season. The 2019 season will begin in late May and run through mid-July.