Rodeo draws big crowds, payouts
September 8, 2022
The PRCA Rodeo at the Sanders County Fair always draws big crowds and this year was no different. Fair goers grabbed their favorite fair dishes and a quick drink from the beer garden before settling down for the show.
This year's three-night rodeo saw big names and some big moves. Those who came to entertain the crowds also took home some big bucks. This year's total payoff amounted to $73,088. Announcer Bob Tallman and rodeo clown Rider Kiesner entertained the crowds between each round, even pulling some of the audience in for some games and dancing.
All-around cowboy Caleb Berquist took home a total of $2,110 for finishing the tie-down roping at 9.7 seconds. Berquist and Teegan Leno took on eight other teams in the team roping round and placed 7th at 6.7 seconds awarding them $456 each in winnings.
Sage Newman placed first in saddle bronc riding scoring 90 points on Power River Rodeo's Foxy Mama. Newman won $3,376 for his efforts. Abigail Knight finished first in barrel racing at 17.29 seconds. Jordan Spears was the only bull rider to qualify and scored 85 points in doing so. Spears won on Powder River Rodeo's number 902 bull and took home $12,216.
Crowds got to see rope and riding tricks from Rider Kiesner and Bethan Iles before the evening finished.