Douglas County Fair

Boots, barrels, beers and bulls

Xtreme Bulls kicks off Douglas County Fair and Rodeo

Posted 8/4/17

The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo got off to a rollicking start as nearly 40 professional cowboys came to the fairground arena in Castle Rock for the Xtreme Bulls competition, to compete for cash prizes and applause from the fired-up crowd that …

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Douglas County Fair

Boots, barrels, beers and bulls

Xtreme Bulls kicks off Douglas County Fair and Rodeo

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The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo got off to a rollicking start as nearly 40 professional cowboys came to the fairground arena in Castle Rock for the Xtreme Bulls competition, to compete for cash prizes and applause from the fired-up crowd that filled the bleachers.

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association returned Aug. 3, bringing the requisite cowboys, clowns and calamity to get the county's big weekend off to an exciting start.

Rodeo clown and barrel man Ronnie Hodges kept the crowd laughing as competitors held on to their bouncing, bucking and bruising bulls. Mutton busting and a slapstick barrel race, overseen by Hodges, kept the energy up during breaks in the action.

Hodges and announcer Bob Edmunds encouraged the crowd to enjoy a Coors, or two, and to welcome riders from out of state. The audience obliged, though they saved their biggest applause for Colorado cowboys like Eaton native Dillon James Tyner.

Tyner earned the top spot, scoring 84.5 and earning $4,540 in cash for his ride on his bull, Summit Pro Rodeo's “Road Trip.”

Rylan Wright of Utah and Jordan Spears of California tied for second, walking away with $3,234 each, and Iowa's Freeman Yoder, the evening's early leader, scored a 76.5 to win $2,058.

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