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Lake County Rodeo puts on 81st annual competition

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Casey Meroshnekoff of Red Bluff, Calif., comes out of the gate during the bareback bronc riding competition on Saturday, July 10, 2010, during the 81st annual Lake County Rodeo in Lakeport, Calif. Meroshnekoff won the event with a score of 63. Photo by Nick Moranda.
 

 

 




LAKEPORT – The county's rodeo tradition continued this past weekend with the 81st annual Lake County Rodeo, which drew cowboys and cowgirls from around California.


“Rodeo takes all of us back to simpler times, less hectic and filled with down-to-earth family values,” said Lake County Rodeo Association President John Fulton in his message in the rodeo magazine.


The events included in rodeo today come from experiences on the ranch or the range. Rodeo officials explained that one event in particular – steer wrestling – came about after one man got frustrated with a testy steer and decided to pounce on the animal’s back.


This year's rodeo included the Rodeo, Tractor and Pet Parade, which peacefully trotted down Main Street in Lakeport at 11 a.m. Saturday, featuring grand marshal Monte Montana Jr.

 

 

 

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Brad McGilchrist of Marysville, Calif., competes in steer wrestling at the Lake County Rodeo in Lakeport, Calif., on Saturday, July 10, 2010. McGilchrist would place second in the competition. Photo by Nick Moranda.
 

 

 


A new event was “Come learn about the rodeo,” where event-goers had the opportunity to meet the new barrel man, Charlie “Too Tall” West as well as Ted Dwyer, the California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association announcer, an hour before the event began.


“Too Tall” also treated the crowd to a bit of a comedy skit mixed in with a few tricks from his miniature show horse, Molly, who jumped over, and went under, several bars.


The competition itself saw competitors from around the state taking part in numerous competitions – from saddle and bareback bronc to bull riding, team roping to break-away roping, and barrel racing.

 

 

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Competitors in the mutton bustin' event line up on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the Lake County Rodeo in Lakeport, Calif. Photo by Tera DeVroede.
 

 

 


A big hit for people of all ages was the dance, which wrapped up the night of excitement with a concert by Lou Derr & Bootleg.”


Results for the competition are listed below. For online results as they are posted, visit http://ccpra.com/.



CCPRA Championship Point Standings Report – Saturday, July 10, 2010:


Calf roping


Name, city of residence, time (in seconds)


Blake Hirdes, Turlock, 8.7

Ethan Garcia, Bishop, 11.0

Adam Andreini, Red Bluff, 11.0

Dusty Bravos, Redding, 11.3


Steer wrestling


Name, city of residence, time (in seconds)


Shane Radelfinger, Ferndale, 4.4

Brad McGilchrist, Marysville, 4.8

Tyler Mitchell, Napa, 5.2


Break-away roping


Name, city of residence, time (in seconds)


Fallon Avery, Aromas, 2.9

Marla Zuber, Orick, 3.5

Jodie Coleman, Ferndale, 3.6

Christie Buckner, Lakeport, 3.7


Barrel racing


Name, city of residence, time (in seconds)


Natasha Haddad, Crescent City, 14.17

Nina Moore, Reno, 14.22

Jamie Cook, Willows, 14.28

Jenny Millsap, Willits, 14.42

Leslie Moore, Bridgeville, 14.47

Rainey Hatch, Ukiah, 14.49

Angie Hardin, Cottonwood, 14.51

Kaitlyn Wiggin, Williams, 14.52


Team roping


Name, city of residence, time (in seconds)


David Ramont, Hughson, and Wyatt Williams, Cottonwood, 6.1

Ryan Reed, Lodi, and James Ferrera, Lodi, 6.1

John Jones, Kelseyville and J. Cody Jones, Kelseyville, 6.7

Wade Bunn, Palo Cedro, and Sam Williams, Cottonwood, 8.8


Saddle bronc riding


Name, city of residence, score


Luke White, Lincoln, 66

Logan Nallon, Greenwood, 63

Ethan Lemon, 62

Tyler Thomson, Tehachapi, 58


Bareback bronc riding


Name, city of residence, score


Casey Meroshnekoff, Red Bluff, 63

Mark Thomson, Tehachapi, to be announced

Clint Lear, Anderson, to be announced


Bull riding


Name, city of residence, score


Joe Chamberlain, Newman, 78

Scott Williamson, 76

Tyler Stueve, Marysville, 67

Jordan Spears, Redding, to be announced

Chad Morlan, Kelseyville, to be announced

Jesse Aitken, Laytonville, to be announced

Ricky Wilson, San Jose, to be announced

Leif Ferri, Willits, to be announced

Dustin Haberman, Crescent City, to be announced


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From left, 2010 Lake County Rodeo Queen Ashley Johnson of Kelseyville; Miss California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association 2010 Jennifer Marinelli and 2010 Lake County Princess Kimberly Fischer of Kelseyville. Photo by Tera DeVroede.
 

 

 

 

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