Thursday evening after wowing the rodeo arena crowd with her singing of the National Anthem Sheridan's Brekken Baker turned and waved to the grandstand crowd. It was a welcome home for the 20-year old and a treat for the local crowd after Brekken's two years of traveling the world with Up With People.
The 84th running of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo had Jerad Schlegel of Burns CO riding Bartender for 8-seconds and a score of 83. It was the first rough-stock event, bareback riding, of the evening rodeo events that started on Wednesday evening. Three evening PRCA Rodeo Performances remain starting at 7:00 pm Thursday - Saturday.
During Wednesday morning's Rodeo Slack Team Roping "header" Miles Kobold from Billings MT, formerly a Big Horn resident, casts a pink loop over the head of his steer as his "healer" Doug Cox from Gillette and formerly a Sheridan resident gets ready to throw his loop under the steer's hind legs.
Wednesday morning's Rodeo Slack didn't give Sheridan WYO Rodeo President & Arena Director Zane Garstad (on the left) any slack. Zane started his long day of the long rodeo week doing some "untying" during the tie-down roping rodeo slack event. The first PRCA Rodeo Performance including the World Championship Indian Relay Races starts Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.