Mutton busting steals rodeo show Friday

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Colton Breazzeal, 5, of Purdy, hangs on for a 90.5 score and first-place finish in the mutton busting competition at the 75th annual Cassville Rotary Rodeo on Friday. This was the first year for the sheep-riding event, and Breazzeal took home $100 for his winning ride. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Colton Breazzeal, 5, of Purdy, hangs on for a 90.5 score and first-place finish in the mutton busting competition at the 75th annual Cassville Rotary Rodeo on Friday.

Clay Brown, of Purdy, flips a calf he prepares to tie down during the tie-down roping competition at the 75th annual Cassville Rotary Rodeo on Friday. Brown came in at 9.3 seconds. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Local children chased four calves during the calf scramble at the 75th annual Cassville Rotary Rodeo on Friday. Each calf has a ribbon on its tail, and the children who snagged the ribbons received cash prizes. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Travis Gardner, of Mt. Vernon, Ark., rides in the saddle bronc competition at the 75th annual Cassville Rotary Rodeo on Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Sean Prater, three-time saddle bronc world champion, shows his skills at the 75th annual Cassville Rotary Rodeo on Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
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