Scotts Bluff County Fair opens with Rodeo: Jace Melvin of South Dakota takes top honors over two nights of competition
     2014-07-31      By Philip Eckerberg   
Photo by Philip Eckerberg/for the Citizen - Frost Wallace of Gering prepares to participate in the mutton musting competition during the Scottsbluff County Fair two-day rodeo. 
The Scotts Bluff County Fair opened on Friday with a two day rodeo. The fans did not let a brief rain storm dampen their enthusiasm as they arrived clad in cowboy hats and boots with western jeans.

The evening started with the mutton busting by the young children as they tried to stay on a sheep as long as possible. Some stayed on longer than others but all of them had a good time trying.

The stock provider was the Cervi Brothers. The overall winner of the two-night event was Jace Melvin of Fort Pierre S.D., who won $752 competing in two events tie-down roping and steer wrestling. Troy Pruitt of Gering was a local winner in the rodeo picking up a first place in the event and earning $696 with 9.8 seconds in tie down roping.

Rodeo Committee Chairman Dave Jackson said, “I hope that everyone that came and took a chance or came and watched the rodeo enjoyed themselves. We want everyone to have good time and be worth the trip. The committee works real hard to put on a decent show.”

The rest of the fair rodeo results by event are:

Bareback riding: 1. Jace Daly 75 points on White Eye $481, 2. Wyatt Clark 73 points $361, 3. Cheyenne Seymour 66 points $241, 4. Jeffery ZdZiarski 59 $120.

Steer wrestling: 1. Jace Melvin 4.8 seconds $752, 2. Tyler Schau 4.9 seconds $564, 3. Taz Olson 5.0 seconds $376, 4. Biff Swan 5.5 seconds $188.

Team roping: 1. Adam Rose/Billie Saebens 5.4 seconds $1,602 each, 2. Cale Markham/Chase Tryan, 5.6 seconds $1,325, 3. (tie) Jake Pancost/Austin Rogers and Tyson Holden/Clay Burnham 5.9 seconds $911 each, 5. (tie) J.B. Lord/Levi Lord, Garrett Grieve/Jason Furnival and Mark Morrison/Jesse Jolly 6.1 seconds $258 each.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Jeff Willert 77 points on Precious Medal $572, 2. Jake Salcito 75 points $429, 3. (tie) Shorty Garrett and Tayte Clark 68 points $214 each.

Tie-down roping: 1. Troy Pruitt 9.8 seconds $696, 2. Cole Robinson 10.7 seconds $522, 3. Treg Schaack 11.5 seconds $348, 4. Stuart Hoar 12.3 seconds $174.

Barrel racing: 1. Ashley Schafer 17.22 seconds $620, 2. MacKenzie Scott 17.39 seconds $540, 3. Gretchen Benbenek 17.44 seconds $459, 4. Lindsey Goulet 17.55 seconds $378, 5. Wanda Brown 17.57 seconds $297, 6. Alicia Eaves 17.82 seconds $216, 7. Jonee Crozier 17.83 seconds $135, 8. Heidi Tillard, 17.90 seconds $54.

Bull riding: 1. Clayton Savage 76 points on Twisted Pepper $496, 2. Dakota Seymour 71 points $372, no other qualified rides.

Total payoff: $22,405.

Share this story on Facebook
LOGIN or REGISTER for exclusive access to premium content

Good Morning friend!
Recently Read Sports
863Scotts Bluff County Fair opens with Rodeo: Jace Melvin of South Dakota takes top honors over two nights of competition
1041Gering girls extend record to 6-1 with out of town wins
765Seacats sweep home duals, boys edged out at Cheyenne
804Gering gets decisive win over Scottsbluff
1037Bayard girls ride Smith’s victories to team title in home meet
1037Gering girls, boys fall to SB
722Gering falls to tough Helena team
1126Bearcats take 3rd at GNAC
1453Minatare wrestlers show good progress
1206 Banner County fields young team
1230 Bayard returns strong group of wrestlers
671Legion boys hitting season stride
674 Bearcat golfers take 2nd in Casper tourney
765Scottsbluff girls press out win over Gering
1430Bayard ready to build on success
803USA Wrestling continues to grow
1115Gering, Scottsbluff soccer teams post road wins
1153Wildcat boys' basketball team brings intensity, focus
1157Gering, Mitchell top field at Alliance Invite
1093Wildcat Lady's ready to roar this season
Most Read Sports 2012
3926Mitchell track off to a strong start
3800Morrill baseball back in business
3205Rivals make good friends, better training partners
2997Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
2919Gering wrestling builds on experience
2820Bulldogs basketball ready to run Class B gauntlet
2645Raising the bar high
2598Gering breaks two records at Chadron: Track season gets underway at Chadron Indoor Meet
2582Gering resident lives his dream
2581Kizzire and Kautz take first place
2559All Points West: Time to get tough Huskers
2472All Points West: We’ll miss 2016 seniors
2411Doing the heavy lifting
2355Basketball girls hungry for more wins
2310Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
2306Cougars clench 18th straight Region IX title
2256Beam to golf at Midland
2229Sterkel Colorado bound, inks with Rangers
2133Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
2078Mud Volleyball has another wildly successful year
Most Read Sports 2011
3926Mitchell track off to a strong start
3800Morrill baseball back in business
3205Rivals make good friends, better training partners
2997Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
2919Gering wrestling builds on experience
2820Bulldogs basketball ready to run Class B gauntlet
2645Raising the bar high
2598Gering breaks two records at Chadron: Track season gets underway at Chadron Indoor Meet
2582Gering resident lives his dream
2581Kizzire and Kautz take first place
2559All Points West: Time to get tough Huskers
2472All Points West: We’ll miss 2016 seniors
2411Doing the heavy lifting
2355Basketball girls hungry for more wins
2310Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
2306Cougars clench 18th straight Region IX title
2256Beam to golf at Midland
2229Sterkel Colorado bound, inks with Rangers
2133Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
2078Mud Volleyball has another wildly successful year
Platte Valley Companies
Fresh Foods
Hale Multimedia LLC
Spectrum Photo
Kendell Henderson
= = = Platte Valley Companies' = = =
Sports Page

Check out the
Gering Bulldogs on