Rain during the North Texas Fair & Rodeo is not unusual. In years past it has rained much more than it did Saturday night.
Lightning delayed the performance start for 15 minutes and then it was just like every other rodeo night, with a little precipitation.
In the bareback riding, Oklahoma cowboy Tyler David Johnson moved to the overall lead with his score of 83 on Dusty Diamond followed by a Travis Chapman’s 77 score on No. 9 City Lights. Wrapping up the top three with a 72 was Colby Fedor of Grandview on 101 Wild West.
Steer wrestling in the mud is a guaranteed mess but the cowboys entered put up some impressive times despite the conditions.
Stephenville’s Grady Payne took the top spot with his time of 5.9 followed by a split for second and third place shared by Gary Gilbert of Springtown and Denver Berry of Checotah, Okla., both men throwing their steer in 6.5 seconds.
Bronc rider Clint Lindenfield of Whitesboro combined with A54 Crackerjack for a 73 to win the saddle bronc riding.
Placing second was Jake Barnes of Madill, Okla. with a 70 aboard 207 Gorgeous George.
There were no other qualified rides.
Kansas roper Cody Quaney won the tie down roping with his time of 8.9. Second place went to Ike Fontenot of Ville Platte, La. with a 9.4 and third place was Stephenville cowboy Ryan Thibodeaux with a 13.2.
Casey Tew of Billings, Mont. and Blake Bentley of Burleson combined to win the team roping with their quick time of 6.5 to take the win. Second place with a 15.0 were the Hortons, A.J and Kyle, of Stigler, Okla.
A 19.9 claimed third place for Manny Egusquiza of Refugio and York Gill of Stephenville.
Times in the ladies barrel racing were off the usual pace by about a second, not too bad considering the ground conditions.
Scurry, Texas cowgirl Teresa Turbeville was the last to run and posted the quickest time with her 17.39 to take the win. Second place was a 17.68 by Brandee Hawkins of Boyd, Texas and rounding out the top three was Stacey Gates of Rhome with her time of 17.71.
There were no qualified rides in the bull riding.