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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.