Cold watermelons + rodeo = Texas fun for all
And we have liftoff ... A bronc rider gives all he has to hold on during his ride. See wilsoncountynews.com for video from the Lester Meier Rodeo production.
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STOCKDALE -- Ethan Crouch gave it his all June 15 to win the bareback riding contest during the 69th annual Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee Rodeo, held June 14-15.
Former high school rodeo contestants competed against local cowboys/cowgirls and others to gain points on the rodeo circuit.
Senisa Blandford won first in the breakaway competition, while Kelby Crow placed third in the calf roping. See “Watermelon Jubilee Rodeo results” for a list of winners.
The Jubilee was dedicated to Rickey Neill, an agriculture teacher for 25 years, who is battling cancer.
Also during the opening ceremonies, Laken Snyder was crowned Miss Rodeo Stockdale; Sydney Dockery, Miss Rodeo Princess; Careum Lambeck, Little Miss Rodeo; and Brayden Dillingham, Little Mr. Rodeo.
More royalty was crowned, this time Chris Oltmann of Nixon, who earned the title of Watermelon Jubilee King for his watermelon weighing 64.4 pounds. Last year’s king Jimmy Hernandez Jr. of Pandora came in second with his 44-pound watermelon. During the scholarship auction, the champion melons brought in $1,500 and $1,000, respectively.
Watermelon Jubilee Rodeo results
(Held June 14-15 in Stockdale)
Bareback -- Ethan Crouch, first (76); and Tony Tharp, second
Calf Roping -- Ricky Peoples, first (8.80); Hudson Wallace, second (9.89); Kelby Crow, third (10.53); and Wayne Clemons, fourth (10.62)
Breakaway -- Senisa Blanford, first (2.51); Jody Henderson, second (3.69); Jena Calderola, third (3.90); and Kacey Graham, fourth (4.03)
Team Roping -- Keet Cyphers and Kyle Cyphers, first (4.33); Joel Galvan and Cuatro Hines, second (4.83); Josh DeBord and Scott Brown, third (5.01); Devin Hayes and Ricky Joe Lee, fourth (5.58); Shane Brown and Scott Brown, fifth (5.62); and Josh DeBord and Tooter Flack, sixth (5.85)
Barrels (June 14) -- Danielle Powers, first; Ruby Lingo, second; Cheyenne Hagland, third; Rachel Guidry, fourth; and Jill Patterson, fifth
Barrels (June 15) -- Kassidy Smart, first; Kristen Williams, second; Rozlyn Reeves, third; and Rachel Guidry, fourth
Bull Riding -- Tony Smart, first (88.5); Ralph Benson, second (88); Jake Littlefield, third (85); Matt Hernandez, fourth (84); and Dakota Mills, fifth (80).
Source: Lester Meier Rodeo Co.