Newport Rodeo packs arena with fun, excitement

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  • (Photo by JUDD WILSON) As this cowboy found out during his successful ride, the action was intense at this year’s Newport Rodeo, which featured 157 competitors in eight events June 23-24.

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    (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Though some competitors were unable to complete the job quickly, this fast calf roper shone before the crowd at the Newport Rodeo June 23.

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    (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Johnny Campbell tried to get the better of this bovine during the panty pull contest at the Newport Rodeo June 23, but another team won the contest moments before.

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    (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Joey “Hashbrown” Hacket entertained the audience during interludes at the Newport Rodeo June 23-24.

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    (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Bucking broncos tossed many riders early at the Newport Rodeo June 23-24.

  • (Photo by JUDD WILSON) As this cowboy found out during his successful ride, the action was intense at this year’s Newport Rodeo, which featured 157 competitors in eight events June 23-24.

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    (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Though some competitors were unable to complete the job quickly, this fast calf roper shone before the crowd at the Newport Rodeo June 23.

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    (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Johnny Campbell tried to get the better of this bovine during the panty pull contest at the Newport Rodeo June 23, but another team won the contest moments before.

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    (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Joey “Hashbrown” Hacket entertained the audience during interludes at the Newport Rodeo June 23-24.

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    (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Bucking broncos tossed many riders early at the Newport Rodeo June 23-24.

NEWPORT — The Newport Rodeo Association put on yet another fun, successful event here June 23-24, as 157 rodeo competitors from across the region took home a total purse of $27,524.80.

Jed McKinlay and Seth Shelton scored 82 to top the bareback riding event with $658.35 each. Darcie Himmelsbach of Terrebonne, Ore. scored 16.136 to win $1,058.30 in barrel racing, followed close behind by Cheyenne Allan of Mabton, Wash. at 16.244 and $920.26. Tommi Sue Swannack of Sprague, Wash. won $1,034.50 with a 2.580 score in breakaway. Makenly Davis of Post Falls took second and $856.14 with a 2.680 score. Wade Kane topped the saddle bronc event with a 78 score worth $756.68. The steer wrestling competition went to Trevor Maddox of Pendleton, Ore. with a 5.810 score and $718.20. Guy Gregg and Daniel Ibarra of Touchet, Wash. won the team roping competitions in the header and heeler categories, respectively, with scores of 6.460 worth $877.47 each. Jason Minor won the tie-down roping event with a 9.470 score worth $720.43. Jace Berg of Colville, Wash. won $1,928.00 with a score of 81 in the bull riding competition.

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