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Rain and wind couldn’t stop the young men and women from competing in the Great Salt Plains Stampede Rodeo.
The rodeo was held over two days, Friday, Aug. 21, and Saturday, Aug. 22. Rain and wind forced the Friday portion of the rodeo to be slightly delayed. When the rodeo picked back up, it was moved to the indoor arena.
Friday night, the jr. princess and princess were crowned.
The contest is scored by four categories: horsemanship, 50 percent; interview, 30 percent; tickets, 10 percent and western wear, 10 percent.
Caedyn Campbell, Jet, was crowned the 2015 Great Salt Plains Stampede Rodeo jr. princess. She received a breast collar for her horse, a belt buckle, a tiara, bouquet of roses, a sash, hair accessories, monogrammed halter and a pink western book bag.
Campbell received the interview award and the sportsmanship award.
First runner-up was Brittyn Willyard, of Alva. She received a Montana silver necklace, $100 in memory of Slim McColl, jewelry, a western frame and a teddy bear. She won the Miss Congeniality and western wear awards.
The 2015 Great Salt Plains Stampede Rodeo princess was Baylee Oister, of Cherokee. She received a breast collar for her horse, two belt buckles, tiara, bouquet of roses, hair supplies, monogrammed halter and a sash.
Oister won the sportsmanship award, tied for the interview award and was the high ticket seller for selling $2,320 worth of tickets.
Jessica Corey, of Carrier, was the first runner-up. She received a Montana silver necklace, jewelry and hair supplies. She won the western award and tied for the interview award.
Second runner-up was Riley Hensley, of Jet. She received a Montana silver necklace and a western purse.
Maddy Beiswanger, of Alva, was the early bird high ticket seller and won the Miss Congeniality award. She received a western sign, Strand Salon gift certificate and $50 gift certificate from Way Out West, in Enid.
Callista Studer, of Cherokee, won $100 in memory of Slim McColl.
The queen portion of the competition was held Saturday night.
The 2015 Great Salt Plains Stampede Rodeo Queen was Taryn Campbell, of Jet. She received a saddle and breast collar, tiara, bouquet of roses, sash, hair supplies, monogrammed halter and a western sign. She won the interview, horsemanship and Miss Congeniality award.
First runner-up was Shanna Lamle, of Ringwood. She received a Montana silver necklace and jewelry.
She was awarded the western wear and sportsmanship awards.
Second runner-up was Liberty Bird, of Alva. She won a Montana silver necklace and $100 donated in memory of Slim McColl.
Cherokee Round Up Club gave away two $100 bills. The winners were Jackie Goss, of Cherokee, and Doug Lavicky, of Cherokee. For Saturday night Travis Miller of Cherokee Parts and Supplies donated a Davy Crockett Green Mountain Pellet Grill. The winner was Randy Caywood, of Cherokee.
The overall saddle winner was Kyle Winslow of Plains, Kansas.
The results from the rodeo are as follows:
•Friday Bareback Riding: first place, Clayton Lawson, Guthrie, score of 70
•Saturday Bareback Riding: first place, Austin Graham, Jay, score of 75; second place, Hunter Green, Sterlington, Louisiana, score of 73
•Saddle Bronc Riding: first place, Cody Goertzen, Weatherford, score of 70
•Friday Steer Wrestling: first place, Stephen Culling, Alva,