On Monday night, the track at the Lebanon Area Fair was transformed into a rodeo, featuring 22 bull entries and 50 barrel entries.
The rodeo, hosted by Redeye Rodeo, kicked off at 7:30 p.m. and ran until a bit after 10 p.m.
The Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association (SEBRA) is associated with the event, and all members compete over the course of the year to qualify for finals held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (and the over $20,000 up for grabs at that event).
For a full listing of competitors, visit SEBRA’s website.
Here are LebTown’s photo highlights of the event.
The first event of the rodeo was bull-riding, and 24 competitors tested their mettle against rowdy bulls. At the end of the night, the top six scorers competed against one another for the top title, which was won by Dakota Warnken.
In between bulls and barrels, kids who signed up in advance got to participate in the rodeo. They tried to keep their hold on sheep, under the supervision of bull-fighters who made sure they weren’t injured.
Following the mutton-busters, 50 barrel-riders competed for the fastest time. The winner was Anna Meck of Lancaster.
Dave “Showtime” Meyer
Popular comedian and rodeo entertainer Dave “Showtime” Meyer could be spotted throughout the rodeo bantering with announcer Tom Miller, dancing, and otherwise making the audience laugh. Meyer has over 240,000 likes on Facebook and over 12,000 subscribers on YouTube, in addition to having a presence on Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter.
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Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.
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