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Let’s Rodeo!
Narrow margins and tough conditions mark 55th annual Mabank Western Week Rodeo
By Kerry Yancey
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK–Narrow wins and difficult conditions marked the 55th annual Mabank Western Week Rodeo at the Andrew Gibbs Arena Friday and Saturday nights.
Competitors had to battle hot and humid weather as well as the stock supplied by Corsicana’s Hat Band Rodeo Company, and unfortunately, the stock won most of the battles. RodeoDannyWard.jpg (314613 bytes)
Those cowboys who managed to meet the whistle were rewarded with high scores.

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Kerry Yancey
Mabank's Danny Ward hangs on to record a 79 score, enough to win the saddle bronc competition, during Saturday's performance at the Mabank Western Week Rodeo.

Former Kemp (now Kaufman) resident Josh Hudson won the bareback bronc event, while Mabank’s Danny Ward captured the saddle bronc title.
Athens area (Tennessee Colony) cowboy Bandy Starks and Martins Mill’s Cole Mewbourn both finished with very respectable scores in the bull riding event, but lost to an 87 posted by Casey Huckabee.
As usual, the margin of victory in the timed events was extremely narrow.
For example, just 0.08 seconds separated first place from third in the calf roping competition, while just 0.19 second separated first from fifth place in the breakaway roping event and just 0.15 second separated first from third in the barrel racing event.
There were ties for forth place in both the girls’ events – breakaway roping and barrel racing. RodeoJoshHudson.jpg (200746 bytes)
Results are listed below.
Bareback bronc – 1. Josh Hudson 75.
Saddle bronc – 1. Danny Ward 79, 2. Joel Ragsdale 77.
Bull riding – 1. Casey Huckabee 87, 2. Bryan Allen 70.
Calf roping – 1. Cody Quaney 8.89, 2. Glenn Dobbs 8.93, 3. Chad Dickey 8.97, 4. Clayton Hamill 9.02, 5. Cole Fincher 9.03, 6. Justin Brashear 9.52.

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Former Kemp (now Kaufman) resident Josh Hudson hangs on to score 75 at Saturday's performance and win the bareback bronc competition.

Breakaway roping – 1. Jayme Marcrum 3.27, 2. Tita Burnham 3.42, 3. Keri Pasley 3.44, 4 (tie) Leslie Edens and Cassidy Boggs 3.46.
Steer wrestling – 1. Trey Green 6.5, 2. Tommy Spencer 6.9, 3. Trent Spivey 7.5.
Barrel racing – 1. LeeAnn Graham 17.440, 2. Jesse Thompson 17.500, 3. Megan Gay 17.590, 4 (tie) Ashley Guest and Sheryl Boyd 17.620.
Team roping – 1. Robert Pixley and Tyler McKnight 5.61, 2. Tyler Senior and Todd Trammell 5.86, 3. Jimmy Cotton and Terry Cotton 5.94, 4. Jake Kropik and Michael Fortenberry 5.99, 5. Colt Nitschke and Chad Owens 6.23.


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