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Lincoln County Rodeo draws cowpoke

DAVENPORT - Cowboys and cowgirls from across the region turned out Friday and Saturday nights, Aug. 25 and 26, for the open Lincoln County Rodeo.

In fact, so many turned out for the event that a third performance - slack - took place after the Friday night show. The slack performance featured nearly 75 additional competitors who didn't make it into the main events.

Saturday night's rodeo featured a full card, including 11 bullriders and 9 bronc riders.

A local gal, Zoe Johnson of Harrington, was among the top bronc riders of the weekend, completing her ride for a score of 79 points on Saturday night.

Officials results were not available at press time.

Johnson wasn't the only local to compete; she was among dozens from Lincoln County.

Junior barrels included Ruby Sprecher of Reardan, Angela Douglas of Odessa, and Elly Bageant, Laramie Gray and Addie Schneider, all of Davenport, among others.

Local mutton busters included Rangler Gray, Colt Johnson, Huxen Payne and others.

Local breakaway ropers competing in the rodeo included Riley Petek of Deep Creek, Jayce Chrisman of Wilbur, and Bailey Nachtigal, Payton Nachtigal and Lacy Gray, all of Davenport, among others.

In team roping, several locals competed.

Teams including local riders included Jolena Naccarato, Haydey and Preston Winn, Bobby Winn, Josh Cristman, Elly Bageant, Riley Petek, and Jayce Crisman, among others.

Local barrel racers included Addie Schneider, Maddie Merriott, Sammie Jo Merriott and Teresa Crisman, who is a principal at a public school in Wilbur.

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