Rodeo action starts Tuesday

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register File Photo/Jocelyn Sheets
Rough stock provided by Six Crowns Rodeo Company of Lincoln, Mo., including bulls, are ready to challenge contestants at the 2009 Allen County Fair Rodeo Tuesday and Wednesday. This Six Crowns Rodeo bull gave a good performance at last year’s rodeo.

Increasing the added money for the rough stock events had been the plan all along by the Allen County Fair Board. Generous local sponsors chipped in and this year’s Allen County Fair Rodeo’s event purses are larger.
The Allen County Fair Rodeo is set for a two-night run Tuesday and Wednesday at the fairgrounds in Riverside Park. Performances are at 8 o’clock nightly at the Lyle Dreher Roughriders Arena.
On Tuesday, the 2009 Allen County Fair Rodeo queen will be crowned. Four candidates — Callie Umholtz, Kassandra Turner, Lauren Toney and Maggie Terhune — sold advance tickets and the one who sold the most will be queen.
Tickets for each performance may be purchased at the gate, $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-10. Children under 5 will be admitted free.
The rodeo is sanctioned by the United Rodeo Association (URA) and the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association (MRCA).
Rodeo fans will see some of the top rodeo contestants in nine events of URA competition.
Brandon McLagan is the rodeo announcer for both nights.
Lucas Little and Paxton Vroman are the bull fighters and Dusty Myers is the funny man in the barrel.