(Neb.)- Young Etbauer Is All-Around Winner At Crawford Rodeo
(Crawford)- For the second time in three years, a member of the famed Etbauer family won the all-around cowboy honors at Crawford’s 68th annual Old West Trails Rodeo on July 3-4.
This year’s winner is Shade Etbauer of Goodwell, Okla., who parlayed his victory in the saddle bronc riding into the all-around title
Two years ago, Shade’s older brother, Trell, won both the steer wrestling and the tie down roping at the Crawford rodeo to win more than $2,100 and run away with the all-around crown.
Shade also entered the tie down and team roping at this year’s rodeo, but placed in only the saddle bronc riding. He scored 82 points aboard a big paint gelding, Bad Medicine, to earn $1,121.
The rodeo drew 255 entries, up slightly from a year ago. It had ideal weather and large crowds.
A couple of the event winners have become familiar to Old West Trail Rodeo fans.
For instance, Kelly Yates of Pueblo, Colo., won the barrel race, which drew 54 entries, in 17.14 seconds. She also won the event in 2011 in 17.38 seconds, tied for first in 2012 in 17.51 seconds and placed third last year in 17.47. Yates earned $858.31 for her quick run Thursday night.
Also, Garrett Nokes of McCook won the tie down roping this year with a 10.4-second run, good for $1,052.80. He was third in the same event in Crawford in 2012 and was the rodeo’s all-around winner in both 2009 and 2011.
Another Nebraskan, Tyler Viers of Comstock, won the bull riding by scoring 84 points on Mud Packer.
Two South Dakota cowboys were among the event winners. Jade Berry of Rapid City took the steer wrestling in 5.6 seconds and Scott White of Oelrichs joined with Justin Johnson of Casper to win the team roping.
White and Johnson completed their run in 6.9 seconds Thursday night. The rodeo drew 62 team roping partnerships.
The bareback riding was won by Craig Wisehart of Kersey, Colo. He scored 78 points on Augustus to win $1,034.
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