The eighth annual de Golyer Bucking Horse and Bull Bash drew a sellout on June 26 when 4,000 spectators and 145 contestants flocked the 3C Complex at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.
The eighth annual de Golyer Bucking Horse and Bull Bash didn’t disappoint.
More than 100 contestants from Nevada, California and Oregon invaded the valley as 4,000 spectators flocked to the Fairview Arena of the 3C Complex at the Churchill County Fairgrounds on June 25.
“The show went great. There was a huge turnout, spectators-wise and contestants,” Cody de Golyer said. “It was the largest crowd to sit in our stands.”
The sellout event featured nine events with bull riding capping the evening just before midnight.
Cody and Cindy de Golyer said they are already looking forward to making next year better.
“The new setup of the arena didn't go as planned for our stock once night time hit, but everything is in the works to make 2023 an even better performance,” said Cody de Golyer. “Spectators stayed in the stands until the last bull was bucked.”
In the mutton bustin event, Roczen Reid won it with 80 points followed by Kaden Lamborn with 79 and Stetson Starr with 78. Rostin Snow won the calf riding in a time of 4.52 seconds followed by Weston Starr at 4.02. Ray Valdez scored 68 points to edge Trista Kelly by one to win the junior steer riding while Beau Drake Jr. finished third with 63.
Oasis Academy grad Tayler Felton won the breakaway in 1.61 seconds followed by Casey Mathis at 1.86. Jayden Jensen finished third in 2:45 followed by Nora Lee at 3.20. Mathis, though, won the barrel racing in 17.298 as the top four all finished under 18 seconds. Michelle Hockenga was second in 17.686 followed by Anna Yeager, 17.820, and Josie Merritt, 17.886.
The team roping crown went to Dario Ceresola and Dante Ceresola after the pair finished in 4.75 seconds. Nora Lee and Kenny Lee finished second in 6.48 followed by Nora Lee and Tommy Lee in 7.50. Jaiden Jensen and Blain Jensen finished fourth in 7.61.
The trio of Greg Pomeroy, Corbin Jensen and Tucker Alstatt won the wild cow milking followed by J.J. Behling, Brian Behling and Katy Hanlon. J.J. Kelly, Klein Kelly and Clayton Saunders finished third.
Michael Gibbs won the bronc riding with a score of 77, Cody Catches took second with 69 and Ian Guthridge was third with 68. Levi Quillian won the bull riding with 79 points followed by Seth Thompson and Blaine Tibbals, who tied with 75.