(Photo Keith Hente, Staff)
SIKESTON -- Another sold out crowd herded into the 56th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Saturday night as cowboys and cowgirls from all around climbed back in the saddle for a final go round.
Taking home the first place prize in the bareback competition went to Bobby Mote with a score of 88. Kelly Timberman followed close behind with an 87 while Kaycee Feild finished third with an 85.
In the steer wrestling event Dean Gorsuch earned the top spot recording the best average time of 8.2 seconds. Todd Suhn had the second fastest time at 8.5 while Kyle Whitaker and Jacob Burks tied for third with a time of 8.7.
Rusty Allen held on for the best ride in the saddle bronc event with a final score of 88 while Morgan Forbes, Chet Johnson and Jesse Kruse finished in a three way tie for second with an 86.
With an average time of 16.9 seconds, Hunter Herrin tied his steer the quickest in the tie down roping event. Ryan Jarrett finished second at 18.0 while Tuf Copper earned third with a time of 18.6.
The duo of Morgan Jones and Tom Bourne had the best outings during the team roping event, taking first with an average time of 15.4 while Will Lynd and Lang French earned second at a time of 16.3.
Chris Camerer and J.L. Johnson recieved third with a time of 31.6.
In the ladies barrel racing event, Annesa Self broke the barrier in the quickest amount of time at 16.19 while Sabra O'Quinn followed closely behind with a time of 16.38. Mattie Little and Maegan Reichert tied for third with a time of 16.46.
The final and most anticipated event of the night featured the bull riders.
Howdy Cloud held on to the top spot after his 93 point ride on Night Moves. Tate Stratton took second with a score of 88 on Orange Pop. While J.W. Harris, on Mohigan Sun, and Seth Glause, on Boss Man, tied for third with an 87.