The Barnes/MJM Rodeo stock returned to Cherokee County after successful February rodeos in Florida and Georgia.
The bucking bulls saw action at the Florida State Fair in Tampa, followed by Barnes/MJM bucking horses being leased to the Silver Spurs in a rodeo in Kissimmee.
A total of $15,102 was won on Barnes/MJM bucking horses in Kissimmee, with five of eight places won on Barnes/MJM stock in the bareback riding. First place was split on #340 Bow Tie by Steven Anding winning $2,487 (Jake Halverson also placed on Bow Tie). Third was split on #2B7 Young Again by William Pittman for $1,314 (Chad Childers also placed on 2B7 Young Again). Money also was won on 1D6 Cottonwood.
The saddle bronc riding at Kissimmee was split by Halverson and Sam Spreadborough on D8 Cat Power, each winning $2,603 with scores of 83. Tim Edge scored 82 points on 2V8 Golden Valley for third place, winning $1,670. Louie Brunson placed on 2Z8 Kyla, and Brad Rudolph placed on 543 Wild Falls.
More than 190 contestants competed for $24,300 at the Georgia National PRCA Rodeo in Perry, GA. in late February.
The bareback riding was won by Billy Blissett scoring 84 on 2A8 Lieutenant and winning $1,018.88. Other places in bareback riding were won oon S7 Bent Spoon, 1J7 Valpo Johny, and R8 Buffalo Ridge.
Ty Atchison won the saddle bronc riding on 1Y0 No Ballou with 80 points for $1,178. Other money in saddle bronc riding was won on 2J8 Double Identity, and 2R) Golden Wings.
Dustin Shepard won the bull riding on A121 Cannon Ball scoring 83 and $1,180.60. Other placings in the bull riding were won on 321 Skid Row Scorpion, and #1 Brownafew. There were only six qualified rides in the bull riding competition.
The Barnes/MJM Rodeo stock will be in action May 31 through June 2 at the annual Cherokee PRCA Rodeo, which is produced by Barnes/MJM Rodeo and the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Rodeo Board.