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Schueth takes home bullfighting crown on night three of rodeo

Friday, August 12, 2016

Dillon Holder competes in the tie down roping event Friday night at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Holder posted a time of 9.1 seconds, good for second on the night.
(Brent Shipman/Standard Democrat)
SIKESTON -- Closing out Friday night at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo the three remaining bull fighters brought the crowd to their feet as they fought for the bull fighting championship.

In the end Beau Schueth mirrored his results from the previous, posting another 89 to bring home the crown.

Weston Rutkowski opened up the event with an 84 to set the bar, only to be immediately outdone by Schueth. Chuck Schwisher was the last fighter to go, posting an 86 that left him in second place.

Of seven bull riders only one lasted the full eight seconds. Nic Lica rode Ninja for a 76 to win the night.

Jessi Fish's time of 16.31 seconds bested the field in barrel racing. Sarah Rose McDonald ran a 16.63 for second and Natalie Foutch was close behind with a 16.81, good for third. Benton, Mo., native Cindy Robbins ran a 17.95 for seventh place.

The team of Jeremy Hemmann and Jeff Brown won the team roping with a time of 7.4 second with no other duo finishing their run.

In tie down roping, Braxton Laughlin's run of 8.9 seconds was best of the night. Dillon Holder's run of 9.1 second and Bryson Sechrist's 10.0 left them in second and third place respectively.

Saddle Bronc riding was won by Rusty Wright, who rode Pony Boy to a score of 81. Ryder Wright was close behind with a 79 on Summer Wages while Ben Londo and Ryan Mackenzie both earned 78s to tie for third.

Travis Burgett easily beat all comers in steer wrestling with a time of 14.6 seconds. Chance E. Howard was the closest competitor with a 17.2 second run, good for second, and Timmy Sparing's 24.3 left him in third.

Bareback riding opened the night's activities. Chad Rutherford and Luke Creasy both earned rides of 84.5 to tie for first. Bill Tutor's 79 left him in third.