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Wednesday Rodeo Season Underway

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Nate Rogers spins a final loop before throwing and catching the heals

Nate Rogers spins a final loop before throwing and catching the heals of his team roping steer on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. Rogers ran this run with Donny Scantling and the pair finished with a time of 9.82 seconds.

With rodeos moving in and out of the fairgrounds near constantly, the Wednesday night rodeos are keeping the riders busy and the fairgrounds active. With everything from barrel races to roping to goat tying to bull riding the Wednesday night rodeos offer a variety of events for all ages.

Kaylee Manor looks to the first barrel as she begins her run

Kaylee Manor looks to the first barrel as she begins her run during the open barrel race on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. Manor finished with a time of 20.60 seconds.

Chaz Dewey pulls himself back with his hand up in the air

Chaz Dewey pulls himself back with his hand up in the air as his horse leaps up in front of the chutes on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. Dewey was riding in the bareback competition and earned a score of 61 points from his ride.

Dylan Sanvick kicks his feet forward as his horse bucks

Dylan Sanvick kicks his feet forward as his horse bucks up during the bareback riding on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. Sanvick earned a score of 70 points to win the event.

Jake Schlattman holds himself center over his saddle bronc horse

Jake Schlattman holds himself center over his saddle bronc horse during his ride on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. Schlattman fell in the final seconds of his ride.

Cedar Scantling had her own ride for the rodeo

Cedar Scantling had her own ride for the rodeo on Wednesday - a bright red, four-legged Radio Flyer wagon that pulled her around the parking lot.

Rhett Flint dallies his rope around the horn as he turns the steer

Rhett Flint dallies his rope around the horn as he turns the steer right during his ride with Mason Trollinger on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. The team broke the barrier, receiving a 10 second penalty making their final score 17.31.

Header Bryce Miranda pulls the steer to the left as healer Cody Lansing

Header Bryce Miranda pulls the steer to the left as healer Cody Lansing looks for a catch on at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. There were a total of 50 teams that competed in the event with only 16 recording times.

Header Wheaton Williams leans forward after releasing his rope

Header Wheaton Williams leans forward after releasing his rope on at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo.Williams was riding with Mason Trollinger and the pair finished with a time of 6.09 seconds to take second overall.

The pickup men circle around a bull as two of the three rope him

The pickup men circle around a bull as two of the three rope him to help guide him back out of the arena on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. The pickup men help during all rough stock events including saddle broncs, rookie broncs, bareback riding, rookie bulls and bull riding.

Levi Peldo loses his balance and falls sideways off of his steer

Levi Peldo loses his balance and falls sideways off of his steer on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. Peldo was one of 12 riders in the steer riding competition.

Devin Dixon wraps her rope around the head of her calf

Devin Dixon wraps her rope around the head of her calf during the second section of breakaway roping on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. Dixon finished with a time of 5.65 seconds, one of only two times recorded in the second section.

Maci Allison runs with her horse as she jumps off to tie her goat

Maci Allison runs with her horse as she jumps off to tie her goat on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. Allison finished with a time of 13.03 seconds and was one of only six riders to compete in the event.

Clayton Savage leans forward as his bull jumps

Clayton Savage leans forward as his bull jumps up on Wedesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. Savage finished with a score of 70 points and was announced as a rider who has competed in the NFR several times.

Kyler Ostler throws his hand up as his bull lands

Kyler Ostler throws his hand up as his bull lands on his front feet on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. The small bull, named Party Next Door, won the event a few bucks later when he sent Ostler into the dirt.

Cowboy hats lined the walkway

Cowboy hats lined the walkway behind the chutes as everyone pitched in to help the final rider of the night get settled on Wednesday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. Only three bull riders finished with a score but everyone stuck around to help until the end.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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