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Buffalo High hosts spring rodeo

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Isabelle Camino pulls around the first barrel during her barrel race

Buffalo High School’s Isabelle Camino pulls around the first barrel during her barrel race on Sunday. Isabelle finished with a time of 8.8 seconds.

Buffalo High School's rodeo team hosted their spring rodeo for competitors across the region on Sunday and Monday, May 30-31. The full weekend followed Sheridan's rodeo also at the Johnson County Fairgrounds as the competitors worked through their individual and team events in anticipation of the state rodeo coming mid June in Douglas. 

Coy Johnson watches

Buffalo High School senior Coy Johnson watches as the first barrel racer moves around the barrels on Sunday. Coy is the only senior on this years rodeo team at BHS.

Jymie Adamson weaves between the poles during her pole bending run

Buffalo High School’s Jymie Adamson weaves between the poles during her pole bending run on Sunday. Adamson also competed in the goat tying and breakaway roping.

Emily Duncan, left, leans forward on the railing

Emily Duncan, left, leans forward on the railing as she talks with friend Emily Rice, both 10, between jobs on Sunday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The pair were helping with all kinds of odd jobs ranging from running goats for goat tying to closing gates and removing ropes during roping.

Roedy Farrell, from Thermopolis, rolls back as his horse kicks up

Roedy Farrell, from Thermopolis, rolls back as his horse kicks up during his complete eight second ride on Sunday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Farrell tied the existing high score at 73 points.

Rhyder Stahla, from Gillette, works to release his hand

Rhyder Stahla, from Gillette, works to release his hand while being dragged along the fence at the end of his ride on Sunday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Stahla rode the full eight seconds but reached his second hand down too early and received a no score.

Isabelle Camino lands a foot on the ground

Buffalo High School’s Isabelle Camino lands a foot on the ground as she dismounts her horse and races toward her goat on Sunday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Camino finished with a time of 8.8 seconds.

Royce Breeden, from Carpenter, watches his loop

Royce Breeden, from Carpenter, watches his loop as it approaches but doesn’t quite snag the calf during tie down roping on Sunday. The calves were quick early in the event with no-one landing a time until the ninth rider of the day.

Everyone behind the chutes turns to watch

Everyone behind the chutes turns to watch as tie down roper Jhett Alapai, Elbert, releases his loop and snags his calf on Sunday. Ropers came from around Colorado, Wyoming and parts of Montana to join in the high school rodeo event.

Coy Johnson turns the steer left

Buffalo High School senior Coy Johnson turns the steer left for his healing partner after making his catch during team roping on Sunday. Johnson is the only senior on Buffalo’s rodeo team and he competes in team roping and tie down calf roping.

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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