Ride ’em, cow­boy!

Yuma Sun - - FRONT PAGE - PHO­TOS BY RANDY HOEFT/YUMA SUN

Tol­man Moore, from Las Cruces, N.M., rides “Chain Breaker” dur­ing the bare­back rid­ing event (left) at Fri­day’s per­for­mance of the 74th an­nual Yuma Jaycees Sil­ver Spur PRCA Rodeo at Yuma County Fair­grounds. Moore would score a 66 on the ride, but was awarded a re-ride by the judges, in which he scored a day’s best score of 78.

Jerry Hon­ey­cutt (above), with Hon­ey­cutt Rodeo Inc., out of Alam­osa, Colo., the stock con­trac­tor for the 74th an­nual Yuma Jaycees Sil­ver Spur PRCA Rodeo pre­sented by Rain for Rent at Yuma County Fair­grounds, talks to the au­di­ence be­fore the start of Fri­day’s per­for­mance. Things got turned around for Damian Padilla, out of Rio Rico, who found him­self be­ing wres­tled to the ground by his steer in the steer wrestling event (bot­tom left). Luke White, from Lin­coln, Calif., goes for a ride he didn’t ex­pect while rid­ing “Cap­tain Amer­ica” dur­ing the sad­dle bronc event (bot­tom right).

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Trick rider Madi­son MacDon­ald puts on a show in­side the arena.

Reed Neely, from Sanger, Calif., gives it all he’s got dur­ing the sad­dle bronc rid­ing event.

Monty James, from Payson, com­petes in the tie down rop­ing event. James would get the job done in 11.5 sec­onds.

A brahma bull is anx­ious to get the party started, getting restless in­side its chute dur­ing the bar­rel rac­ing event.

Rodeo work­ers come in all shapes, sizes and ages.

Brooke Wills, from Kam­loops, Bri­tish Columbia, puts her through the paces while rid­ing off with a day’s best time of 17.52 sec­onds dur­ing the bar­rel rac­ing event.

The col­ors are pre­sented cow­boy-style be­fore the start of Fri­day’s 74th an­nual Yuma Jaycees Sil­ver Spur PRCA Rodeo pre­sented by Rain for Rent at Yuma County Fair­grounds.

Rodeo clown Nate Reed’s ATV goes for a tum­ble in the arena.

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