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'Grey's Anatomy' star helps kick off Clovis Rodeo week with roping event

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star kicks off Clovis Rodeo week

James Pickens Jr., star of "Grey's Anatomy," helped kick off Clovis Rodeo week Tuesday with his annual fundraiser, a roping event.
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James Pickens Jr., star of "Grey's Anatomy," helped kick off Clovis Rodeo week Tuesday with his annual fundraiser, a roping event.

Clovis Rodeo week got started Tuesday with a fun event for the cowboys, the ninth annual James Pickens Jr. Foundation Charity Roping.

Events surrounding the 104th rodeo continue through Sunday in Old Town Clovis.

First, though, "Grey's Anatomy" star Pickens participated in his passion with pros and amateurs, all to raise funds for Camp Giddy Up (an experience for abled and disabled youth ages 8-18) and Hands for Hope (a camp for underserved youth).

Clovis Rodeo week continues Wednesday with the largest one-day blood drive in the nation, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Rodeo Hall. More than 14,000 donors have participated in the drive since its inception.

Thursday night is the PBR Bull Riding Velocity Tour with the rodeo queen coronation at intermission and Chris Janson in concert after.

Friday night is the start of three days of PRCA Gold Tour pro rodeo action, with Cam in concert after. The rodeo parade is Saturday morning in Old Town Clovis, with weekend rodeo action Saturday and Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. each day.

James Pickens Jr. Foundation Charity Roping results (payoffs per man)

Open Roping: 89 teams

1st round: 1st. Garrett Rogers and Russell Cardoza $617.00

1st round 2nd. Coleman Proctor and Billy Jack Saebins $628.00

2nd Round: 1st Andrew Ward and Rollin Von Hon $625.00

2nd round 2nd Joshua Torres and Cody Hogan $642.00

AVERAGE:

1st Kaleb Diggers and Walt Woodard $6,040.00

2nd Riley Minor and Travis Graves $3,418.00

3rd Andrew Ward and Rollin Von Hon $3,545.00

4th Jeff Flemiker and Graham Torrez $3,827.00

5th Luke Brown and Jake Long $3,963

Short go: 1. JR Dees and Nano Garcia $591.00

Pro-Am Roping: 67 teams (payoff for this roping is per team)

Fast time Am Header: Dave Carrico and Chase Ryan $690.00

Fast time Am Heeler: Buster Berna and Kasper Roy $633.00

AVERAGE:

1st Robert Kitchelle $1,952.00 and Russell Cardoza, $1.302.00

2nd Sonny Cowden $1,464.00 and Cesar De La Cruz, $976.00

3rd Brandi Smith $976.00 and Jake Long, $650.00

4th JR Marshall $488.00 and Ty Arnold, $326.00

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