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NPRA Rodeo again draws big at county fair

Cowboys compete over two days is six events

The rodeo portion of the Columbia County Fair and Rodeo was again a huge draw this year on Friday and Saturday night, despite threatening skies.

Nick Gutzwiler was a two-event winner in the competition put on by the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association.

Jake Surrat was the top bull rider, while Ross Hartman won the Saddle Bronc competition, Ricky Canton Tie Down Roping, and Kelly Barker and Tyler Getzwiller were first in Team Roping.

Final finishes:

Bareback-Nick Gutzwiller, 83; Jacob Fiddy, 81; Jesse Tenant, 78; Jared Bain, Austin Foss, both 77. Saddle Bronc-Ross Hartman, 79; Wade Black, Danny Alires, both 69; Clint Johnson, 65. Tie Down Roping-Ricky Canton, 8.3; Shane Erickson, 9.1; Brett Hale, 9.2; Kass Kayser, 9.5; Dakota Eldridge, 10.2; Jason Minor, 10.3. Steer Wrestling-Nick Gutzwiler, 4.3; Chase Richter, 4.6; Ty Sturza, Nik Hamm, both 4.7; Taylor Gregg, 5.1; Bryan Barker, 6.0. Team Roping-Kelly Barker-Tyler Getzwiler, 4.8; Brooks Dahozy-Tim Flennicken Jr., 5.1; Dakota Eldridge-Cully Stafford, Jared Thompson-Shane Crossley, all 5.6; Aaron Moyer-Taylor White, Caleb Davis-Jared Davis, all 5.7. Bull Riding-Jake Suratt, 80; Jake Charlton, 72; Chase Skidgel, 71.