Rodeo draws good crowd, but cowboys miss out on prize money

by nathan oster

With more than $800 in carry-over prize money, it should be easy to promote next year’s Big Horn County Fair rodeo.

This year’s rodeo wasn’t a good one for the cowboys and cowgirls who converged on the Big Horn REA Arena Saturday night.  There was $500 in the pot for the bull riding — but when no one turned in a good ride, all of that money was placed in a carry-over fund for next year.

The same goes for portions or all of the prize money that was supposed to be paid out in the bareback, steer riding, breakaway and saddle bronc competitions.

The complete results of this year’s rodeo follow:


BAREBACK — 1, Dillan Hansen, 62.

CALF ROPING — 1, Riley Milward, 15.19.  2, Tate Edeler, 16.54.

BREAKAWAY — 1, Tara Edwards, 6.

SADDLE BRONC – 1, Grant Powers, 61.

JUNIOR BARRELS — 1, Makyela Sorensen, 19.202.  2, Payton Sorensen, 19.914.  3, Matthew Werbelow, 20.967.  4, Tori Steed, 21.437.

WOMEN’S BARRELS – 1, Shannon Hill, 18.244.  2, Taylor Werbelow, 18.341.  3, Sarah Taylor, 18.362.  4, Kathy Ruby, 18.381.

TEAM ROPING — 1, Lacee Good-Phil Caines, 10.49.  2, Scott and J.T. Collingwood, 11.19.  3, K.L. Spratt and Colter Sellars, 13.55.  4, Travis Griemsman and Cole Francis, 16.64.

WILD HORSE RACE — 1, Lawrence Griffin, Cody Cannady, Shawn Stoffers.  2, Ian Caulder, Dustin Lara, T.J. Willis.