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Classic cowboy: Hanging on for dear life to raise money for Jaycees

By Andrea Wise
Sept. 27, 2012 at 4:27 a.m.
Updated Sept. 30, 2012 at 4:30 a.m.

Calvin Kovar, 15, of Damon, awaits the start of the first day of the Victoria Jaycees' Second Annual Crossroads Cowboy Classic Bullride at the Victoria Community Center Arena in Victoria on Sept. 21.

As the sun set over Victoria last weekend, hundreds of folks flocked to the Victoria Community Center Arena for the Victoria Jaycees' Second Annual Crossroads Cowboy Classic Bullride, which took place Sept. 21-22. Sixty total bullriders took part, 30 riders each night competing in the Open Bull and Junior Bull rides. The winners were Victoria residents Colton Kelly in the Open Bull portion and Tyler Lassere in the Junior Bull ride.

In addition to bull riding, kids competed in mutton bustin' and pig scrambles. The Scott Taylor Band provided live music for the event.

The event was a fundraiser hosted by the Jaycees in hopes of raising enough money for a new event center for Victoria County.

"Everything went as smooth as glass," said Robert Shadle, state director for Victoria Jaycees and chairman of the event. "It was totally and completely awesome."

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