Ride ’em, cowboy!
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.