>Cody Hudson prevails over far more experienced Cowboys in the Thanksgiving weekend event
Rodeo enthusiasts took a break from Thanksgiving leftovers this past Saturday to attend the Maddog bull-riding event at the Crook County Fairgrounds indoor arena.
   “We had a great turnout,” said event promoter Jason Mattox. “We were happy. The community is really getting behind our event.”
   Of the 37 bull riders, 17-year-old Cody Hudson won the event with a 164-point total. He was the only competitor to ride two head.
   “He actually beat all of the old guys – all the old pro rodeo PBR guys,” Mattox remarked. “It’s a pretty neat little deal.”
   Kyle Joslin took second place with an 88.
   “That was the high mark of the night,” Mattox noted.
   Dom Naugler followed with 86 points while Jed Jones followed with a fourth-place 84-point ride and Roscoe Jarboe came in fifth with 82.
   “We had a good, smooth event,” Mattox said. “The guys rode well.”
   This marked the second year that the Maddog event has come to Prineville, and Mattox plans to keep the annual event going. However, next year, he plans to bump the contest back a week so it doesn’t compete with the Thanksgiving holiday and the Civil War football game. Mattox announced plans for a concert at the next event as well.
   “We are going to step it up big next year,” he concluded.
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