The annual Lincoln County Fair came to a close this past weekend with the annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) event held in Afton.
While locals always get a generous helping of applause at these events, it’s even better when they can excel. The crowd had plenty to be happy about as a couple of riders, Sonny Taylor, Logan Erickson and Brandon Claye, made it the full eight seconds and collected a score. In the case of Taylor, his 77-point ride in the Bareback event on Saturday night was good enough to win and collect a cool $993 for his effort. Erickson also collected a 77 for his ride in the Stock Saddle Bronc to win the event. Claye carded a score of 68.
After avoiding the majority of the rain on Friday night, the cowboys got drenched on Saturday night and for those hitting the arena dirt, it resulted in a trip to the laundromat. The steer wrestlers in particular were muddied from head to toe after the deluge. Josh Frost was named the All-Around Cowboy for his efforts in the Tie-Down Roping and Bull Riding events. He was one of only two who stayed atop the bulls for the weekend.
‘15 PRCA Rodeo Results
All Around Cowboy Josh Frost, $996 bull riding and tie-down roping
Bareback Riding Sonny Taylor, 77 points on Indian Style, $993
Steer Wrestling Dirk Tevenner, 5.2 seconds, $906
Team Roping Thad Ward/Olin Pulham, 5.6 seconds, $1,124 each
Saddle Bronc Riding Brody Cress, 80 points on Watch Eye
Tie-Down Roping J.C. Malone, 9.2 seconds, $1,295
Barrel Racing Kodee Williams, 17.85 seconds, $822
Steer Roping Jake Phillips, 16.8 seconds, $462
Bull Riding Josh Frost, 81 points on Mayhem, $996