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Starks wins bull riding at
rain-soaked Mabank Rodeo
MABANK–Patience paid off for Kerens resident Bandy Starks in the
bull-riding competition at the rain-soaked 52nd annual Mabank Rodeo
A severe thunderstorm ended Friday night’s rodeo performance after just
two events – calf roping and breakaway roping – and competition resumed
with barrel racing Saturday morning.
As the morning competition wound up with bull-riding, Starks’ bull
proved to be very uncooperative, lying down in the stall twice as Starks
attempted to secure his riding position.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kerens rider Bandy Starks completes an 8-second ride to get a 73 score
Saturday, winning the bull-riding competition at the 52nd annual Mabank
After about 20 minutes of effort, Starks gave handlers
the nod, and rode the bull the full eight seconds, garnering a 73 score.
That turned out to be the only score of the morning and the bull-riding
There were no bareback bronc riders in Friday’s performance, and Josh
Hudson grabbed first place Saturday by posting the only score, a 71.
Similarly, the only one to post a score in the saddle bronc competition
Saturday was John Kirby, with 70 points.
Justin Maass won the calf roping competition by posting a 9.65-second
Jim Bob Mays was second with a 10.22-second clocking, followed by
Clayton Hamil (10.40) and Scott Kormos (10.65).
Tana Whatley won the breakaway roping competition with a stellar
3.12-second effort, easily ahead of Crickett Calcote’s second-place 4.38
Kasi Bacon was a distant third, clocking 12.34 seconds.
Only a tenth of a second separated the top two steer wrestlers, as
Cooper Shofner recorded a 5.7-second effort, while Trey Green clocked
The duo of Jake Kropik and Wade Clayton won the team roping competition
with a 5.53-second clocking, edging out Jeff Denham and Clay Whisenhunt,
who clocked 5.69 seconds.
The difference between first and second place was just 0.184 seconds in
the barrel racing competition.
Karen Morris clocked 16.674 seconds to edge out Cara Mizell, who clocked
Tammy Key-Fischer took third with a 17.040-second clocking, while Kemp’s
Paula McDougald took fourth at 17.888 seconds.