Alamo hosted the Wrangler Junior Rodeo Aug. 27-28, one of the regular stops on the 12-rodeo summer circuit for the kids.
Raelene Christian, one of the local sponsors, said she and her husband Chris, ?were the ones that pushed for it, to get something in the valley. When we first joined the association, they came, but then stopped for a while and we wanted them to return. This is the second year for coming to Alamo.?
She said the kids from Alamo have already competed in places such as Pahrump, Bonnie Springs, a little south of Las Vegas, with the Alamo rodeo being toward the end of the season.
?An awards banquet was planned after the final rodeo, she said, ?then we take a winter break and start all over in February. The winners of the boy and girl All-Around competitors will receive a specially made saddle.?
Age divisions for the Wrangler Junior Rodeos are PeeWees, age 3-7; Juniors, 8-12; and the Senior Division, age 13-18.? Some in the Senior Division also compete on the high school rodeo team in their town or they might attach themselves to another school. The Nevada State High School Rodeo Association will hold its regular rodeo in Alamo Oct. 29-30.
Christian said the contestants are not all Nevada kids. ?We have some come up from Arizona. Most are from Las Vegas, but a few are from Arizona.?
The two days of competition in Alamo were separated, so that times and scores did not carry over as a composite total and an All-Around winner in each division was selected.
Events included Girls Barrel Racing, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Pole Bending, PeeWee Girls Goat Tail Pull, Boys Barrel Racing, Flags, PeeWee Goat Tail Pull, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Junior and Senior
Boys Steer Stopping, Goat Tying, Senior Boys Chute Dogging and Calf Roping.
Saturday Senior Boys All-Around was Broc Lindburg, and on Sunday Thomas Casey. Shey Reymore was the All-Around Girls winner both Saturday and Sunday.