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Dahozy, Yazzie win all-arounds at Navajo Nation Fair rodeo

Dahozy, Yazzie win all-arounds at Navajo Nation Fair rodeo


After years of trying, the stars seemed to align for Serena Dahozy.

The Fort Defiance cowgirl turned in a masterpiece performance on Sunday afternoon at the Dean C. Jackson Memorial Arena as she captured three titles at the 73rd Annual Navajo Nation Fair.

Dahozy won the aggregate race in the ladies team roping with heading partner Jenna Johnson as well as the ladies breakaway event.

Those two titles assured her the women’s all-around crown, as this year’s fair awarded the women’s and men’s all-around winners with horse trailers at the conclusion of Sunday’s championship round.

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Donovan Yazzie handles his calf on Sunday at the Navajo Nation Fair rodeo in Window Rock. He won the all-around title, mostly by points in the tie-down event.

“I’m just happy,” Dahozy said afterward. “This is a real nice trailer … and this is the first time I’ve won a trailer.”

Coyote Canyon, New Mexico, cowboy Donovan Yazzie was the other trailer winner as he claimed the men’s all-around title with most of his winnings coming in the tie-down roping.

“I didn’t draw too good with my first two calves,” he confessed. “Until my third calf I started drawing good.”

Other event winners at the Navajo Nation Fair include: Rooster Yazzie (steer wrestling), Kyle Charley (bareback), Jay Joaquin (saddle bronc), Kassidy Dennison (barrel racing), Andy Sells (bull riding) and Ed Hawley/Ty Romo (team roping).

For a more in-depth story purchase the Navajo Times on Thursday.

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Quentin Jodie

Quentin Jodie is the Sports Editor for the Navajo Times. He started working for the Navajo Times in February 2010 and was promoted to the Sports Editor position at the end of summer in 2012. Previously, he wrote for the Gallup Independent. Reach him at


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