by Paul Kavanaugh
Excitement is building in anticipation of the first full rodeo in the Tri Cities in quite some time. We have seen Bull Riding locally, and it is the most dangerous sport there is, but this Memorial Day Weekend a full 7-event rodeo will be staged at Holston River Brewing Company in the Thunder Mountain Campground. This one will include Bull Riding of course, but also Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Breakaway Roping, Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Calf Roping.
To add to the excitement, the two winners of the Wednesday Karaoke contest each week until the rodeo will appear before the rodeo begins on Friday night with 5 winners advancing to the Saturday night final. First place is $350, second pays $150 and third gets $50.
Make your plans, the rodeo is both Friday and Saturday night at 8:00, gates open at 6:30. We’ll have more info as the date gets closer. The Loafer is one of the proud sponsors of World Championship Rodeo.