rodeo day 3

K’s Thompson from Lundbreck, Alberta goes over the top on Crash Gate in Sunday’s saddle bronc competition at the Ellensburg Rodeo on Sunday.

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Arena record broken in the big man’s event. Arena record challenged in the barrel racing. A log jam at the top of nearly every event. Yep, just a typical Labor Day weekend at the Ellensburg Rodeo.

Will Lummus won steer wrestling’s second round with an arena-record 3.3-second time but wasn’t officially the winner until Sunday’s performance was complete. Jordon Briggs nearly equaled the arena record in barrel racing with a 16.98-second pattern (just .07 from Sydney Blanchard’s record) and the top 12 of each event are back today for short-round and average paydays.


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