By RODNEY D. BOAM
Rodeo weekend went off without a hitch. The crowds were good all three nights with a near sell out on Saturday. With some world-class cowboys and cowgirls competing this year, it made for a good weekend of entertainment.
The highlight for many was rodeo clown Keith Isley, whose stunts kept most fans laughing and just generally had fun entertaining everyone. Isley and the new announcer Will Rasmussen traded jabs giving the comedy routine some spontaneity.
Rodeo Committee Chairman Kris Beckstead was happy with this year’s efforts.
“I thought it was one of the best rodeos yet,” Beckstead said. “We had sell out crowds all three nights. It was great show all in all. The caliber of cowboys we had was exceptional. I think it was one of our better three days.”
Kris Beckstead said everyone got to see some of the best cowboys in the world perform this year and the audience was really into it.
Trick rider Kyzer Stoddard pulled off quite a trick when he rode Roman style on the backs of six horses. The Rexburg native 20-year-old put on quite a show,
The City of Fun Carnival had hoards of people Thursday evening with good crowds the two other nights.
Brad Wall, of the Preston Lions Club, said they fried 7,200 patties for people during the three days of the big weekend. He thought they may have tied a record.
This story is sponsored by Kelly’s Chevron Smoothies.
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