Will Rasmussen fights to stay on as the bull kicks and bucks him around the rodeo arena. Rasmussen was the first cowboy to earn a qualified ride during the show. Photo by Maddie Musante
July 16 — The 2014 Lassen County Fair kicked off last night with a wild show of bulls, blood, dust and mud.
Circle P Rodeo hosted the Ranch Broncs and Bull Bash the evening of Tuesday, July 15 and thrilled the local crowd with belligerent bulls, daring cowboys and lots of laughs provided by rodeo clown Bert Davis.
The first qualified ride of the evening went to Will Rasmussen, but his lead was short-lived, as Blaine Tibbals came along and outscored him.
The first-place winner was Enrique Sanchez, who went home with a prize of $2,750. Tibbals ended up taking second place and $1,710. Alex Guzman was the third place rider, who won $1,140 and Grayson Hill came in fourth, getting a $100 prize.
Two local riders, Scott Williamsen, of Susanville, and Dalton McMurtrie, of Standish, competed in the bull riding. Neither got a qualified ride, though McMurtrie came close.
For the complete story and photos, see the Tuesday, July 22 edition of the Lassen County Times.