Annual ranch rodeo is a big success
|The annual ranch rodeo took place at the Lassen County Fair on Saturday, July 20 and was a big hit. Here, Clint Leer competes in bronc riding and takes first place.Photos by Cady Schroeder|
|Travis Stewart, left, Daryl Norcutt and Bill Finks hold up the belt buckles they won for being the first place rodeo team at this year's Ranch Rodeo.|
Aug. 1 — As fairgoers were entertained by carnival rides and games on one end of the fairgrounds, a large crowd was being entertained by a very different kind of riding and competition on the opposite end. The annual ranch rodeo took place at the Lassen County Fair on Saturday, July 20 and provided rodeo fans with a full day of events that featured many local riders and their horses.
The event began at around 1 p.m. and lasted well into the evening. Rodeo fans packed the stands and lined the arena to watch participants, many of them with local ties, compete in events such as tie-down roping, bronc riding, mixed branding and more. The stifling heat didn’t deter spectators who enjoyed food, cold beer and refreshments while cheering on the participants.
“The ranch rodeo seemed to be a success and was enjoyed by many,” said event organizer Carey Cannon, “The contestants were all a great group of competitors and the spectators seemed to really enjoy the show they put on.”
Clint Leer won first place in bronc riding with 80 points, Ty Panos got second with 75 points, Cole Chambers had 73 points and got third place, Hezzie Magarva came in fourth with 65 points, Cole Rawlens got fifth with 61 points, Brady Haigh took sixth place with 60 points and 57 points got Miguel Torres seventh place.
In mixed branding, the team made up of Rob Pyle, Connie Hyatt and Bill Finks took first place. Taryn Krantz, Cody Castodio and Rosko Rhodes came in second place. Haley Pennington, Richie Masakia and Buddy Blosser got third place.
Overall, it was a fun, exciting and entertaining day for both spectators and participants.
“It was amazing the support the community provided in terms of volunteers and sponsors. The business folks in Susanville and several surrounding areas really put both feet forward in making this a fun and successful rodeo … it was fun for us to be a part of it,” Cannon said.