By LEWIS SPEARMAN
Crosby Fair & Rodeo grossed a tally of $222,768 for the livestock sale on Wednesday and had great crowds attending the cowboy sports and concerts last weekend.
Probably the best aspect of this years show was the feeling of community within the livestock show and that the Rodeo members that greeted us all on arrival. Paw Paw Russell Rogers was chosen Board Member of the Year and he passed it on to his wife, Shirley, saying I recon she works harder than any of em.
Sterling-White Chapel and Cemetery bought the Grand Champion Swine for $4,500. Ron Craft Chevrolet bought Hendrix Weishampel Market Lamb for $2,500. All the results of the Grand Champion Sales are on Page 4 of this issue.
In case you might have missed it, the Crosby Fair & Rodeo gives to Livestock exhibitors the highest percentage in the Region for Livestock shows. Fully 96% goes to the kids that raise and sell their livestock for the Crosby Fair & Rodeo.
According to Strawberry Clifton and Bill Busby (interviewed apart) Crosby Fair & Rodeo spend over $10,000 per year to put on the Livestock show and some of the residual 4% goes to defray that cost somewhat, the rest the Fair Board makes up on ticket costs and other fund-raisers.
Back to back weekend concerts packed in fans for Country music. Some 5000 each attended Roger Creager and Kevin Fowler while the numbers swelled highest to see Ace in the Hole and Josh Abbott last Friday with the best all around ticket draw. That was a great combination for all the Strait fans and for mostly Country with a little Rock n Roll fans.
The largest cowboy sport (Rodeo) draw was of course for the finally on Saturday. That was a show for the fans of the rough and tumble for a payoff of $26,069. Bull fighters Travis Adams and Kenny Bergeron nightly slapped angry bulls and broncs away from tossed cowboys making for thrills a minutes to the knowing on-looker. They also made it look easy.
Unofficially, as results are being reviewed, the P.R.C.A. count goes:
All-around cowboy: Logan Gledhill, $1,444, steer wrestling and tie-down roping.
Bareback riding: 1. Steven Anding, 87 points on Classic Pro Rodeos Lexie, $1,026; 2. Matt Bright, 79, $770; 3. Zach Dishman, 77, $513; 4. Ryan Stutes, 76, $257.
Steer wrestling: 1. Logan Gledhill, 3.7 seconds, $1,171; 2. Gabe Ledoux, 4.8, $969; 3. Lloyd Goodman, 4.9, $767; 4. Britt Walters, 5.2, $565; 5. Jonathan Neal, 5.3, $363; 6. John Martin, 5.6, $202.
Team roping: 1. Joel Bach/Allen Bach, 6.0 seconds, $1,378 each; 2. Tyler Wade/J.W. Borrego, 6.2, $1,140; 3. Drew Horner/Trey Johnson, 6.7, $903; 4. Joe Beaver/Josh Patton, 6.8, $665; 5. Wes Kent/Mark T Luttrell, 7.9, $428; 6. Chris Lawson/Matt Kasner, 10.9, $238.
Saddle bronc riding: 1. Curtis Garton, 81 points on Classic Pro Rodeos Im A Dunn, $1,026; 2. Bradley Harter, 78, $770; 3. (tie) Justin Browning and Sam Spreadborough, 76, $385 each.
Tie-down roping: 1. K.C. McBride, 9.0 seconds, $882; 2. Ryan Watkins, 9.4, $730; 3. Fred Whitfield, 9.5, $578; 4. Glenn Breaux, 9.9, $426; 5. Logan Gledhill, 10.2, $274; 6. Chris Bradford, 10.3, $152.
Barrel racing: 1. Maegan Reichert, 15.39, $792; 2. Kay Blandford, 15.50, $689; 3. Callie Chamberlain, 15.58, $585; 4. Lynn Hinds, 15.63, $482; 5. Michelle West, 15.64, $379; 6. Jennifer Lynd, 15.71, $276; 7. Laura Kennedy, 15.74, $172; 8. Tammy Fischer, 15.78, $69.
Bull riding: 1. Jason Beck, 88 points on Classic Pro Rodeos Wee Man, $1,159; 2. Chance Smart, 86, $869; 3. Ty Clearwater, 85, $580; 4. Luke Haught, 84, $290.
Crosby Rodeo hits marks in livestock sales, crowds
By LEWIS SPEARMAN