The 72nd Open Rodeo was a huge success this year. They had the biggest turnout that they have had in years. The Comanche County Roping Club sold approximately 200+ hamburgers, over 15 pizzas, numerous cases of cokes, and the concession stand was sold out as well. The entertainment was outstanding and enjoyed by all ages. The Tommy Green Rodeo Company out of Mullin, Texas, did an outstanding job. Chase Nolen was a hoot and kept the crowd rolling with his quirky remarks to his ability to keep rodeo announcer Danny Armstrong on his toes. The bullfighters Ryan Scooby Fizer, one of our very own, and Blake Wright dressed in their unique, one of a kind attire kept the contestants safe and provided the crowd with some heart stopping moments. The youngest bullfighter being Spur D, age 6, also did his fair share helping his contestants during the Mutton Bustinʼ event and showed his true love for the sport and his love of the rodeo life. The Concho Chicks showed a heart felt, touching tribute to our military, and Diana Stark wore the army fatigues that her son wore when he was deployed to Iraq. There was little cowboys and cowgirls running around taking in all the night had to offer while parents and grandparents watched them scream and yell when a bull would throw a contestant or a horse racing by would throw dirt all over them.
The rest of the night was filled with Mini Broncs, quick maneuvers from the Breakaway Event, amazing team work from the Roping events, and pure speed with Barrel Racing. We did luck out this year and have a break from the heat with a temperature at a cool 75. This was some of the best times you can possibly have with good friends, refreshments and the love of a sport with your Rodeo family!!
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