Its Rodeo Time Again
By Marty Mayfield
The Jim Young Arena was the happening place Friday night as the Rocky Mountain Rodeo Company livestock along with Dwayne Richert, rodeo clown extraordinaire, made for a great rodeo show.
The arena grand stands were alive with rodeo fans, young and old a like who packed in to see the broncs and bulls. Even the tie down roping was exciting this year as the crowd saw two cowboys put together 8.9 seconds runs.
The arena, however wasn’t as friendly to the bronc and bull riders as only three bull riders rode to the buzzer and even less on the broncs. Mouse Hampton rode a bull for 80 points and while Dylan Henson related to Raton’s Clint Henson rode for 76 points on a saddle bronc. Of note here’s hoping that Kyle Schlotterbeck is doing ok as he was transported to Miners Colfax Medical Center after his bull ride.
In the steer wrestling Glen Clark laid out his steer in 4.5 seconds. The team of Levi Lewis and Brent Tyson stretched out their steer in a quick 5.6 seconds. And the ladies turned and burned the barrels with three ladies, Caren Lamb (16.15), Carol Chesher (16.05) and Kelly Schnaufer (16.92) scoring times in the 16 second time frame.
|Shon Gibson hangs on as his horse goes a running.|
|Another high flying cowboy tries to hang on.|
|Rodeo Clown Dwayne Richert performs for the rodeo fans Friday night at Jim Young Arena.|
|Monty Eakin gets out quick but his steer holds up to Monty from catching him.|
|JD Kibbe takes an 8.9 second run Friday night in the Jim Young Arena.|
|Cody Groves bails off his bronc in front of the crowd at Jim Young Arena Friday night.|
|Dalton Davis manages to hang in there as his bronc goes for another leap.|
|Dylan Henson, nephew to Raton’s Clint Henson, hangs on for a 76 point ride.|
|Pecos Bill Kessler isn’t as lucky as he takes a tumble from his high flying horse.|
|Twister Smith and Cort Smith come out hard in the steer roping.|
|New Mexico Rode Queen Ashley Rose Mills brings out Dwayne Richert’s pony|
|Carol Chesser rounds the barrel for the fastest time Friday night at 16.05 seconds.|
|Kelly Schnaufer another one of the 16 second girls.|
|Caleb Johnson rides this bull for a 77 point score Friday night.|
|Scottie Knapp makes it look easy now, but would soon find the ground as this bull sent the cowboy to the ground early.|
|Another cowboy bites the dust. Ty Toadlena goes down as the Bulls put another mark in the win column.
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