Every year at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo, the future stars of pro rodeo competition get their chance at the 21-and-under youth rodeo.
Tackling the same events as the professionals, with a couple of events added, the competitive drive and the cowboy spirit are on display as the contestants develop skills to take them to the next level.
In breakaway roping Tuesday night, Denton cowboy Riley Webb roped his calf in 2.3 seconds for the lead. Cierra Doyal of Durant, Oklahoma, placed second with her time of 2.9, and Ponder cowgirl Dalli Carter posted a time of 6.5 for third place.
In saddle bronc riding, Denton cowboy and fair veteran Ethan Hilliard rode the required eight seconds to garner a 65 for the only score.
There were no qualified rides in bareback bronc riding.
Tie-down roping was a close race with Parker County cowboy Dalton Perdatt roping and tying his calf in 9.8 seconds for the win. In second with a 10.5 was Bryce Briggs, followed by Cagney Anderson of Emory with a 10.9.
Team roping had one qualified time with Denton natives Rob Cody and Hayden Willis stopping the clock at 10.3, but a one-leg penalty of five seconds made their final time 15.3.
Goat tying was won by Webb with a 12.5-second run.
One bull rider, Ty Scott, rode to the eight-second whistle for a score of 76.