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By Pierre Bibbs

NRA Rodeo Held on a Stormy Night


Garrett Cunningham rides in the Saddle Bronc event during the 2022 Malta NRA Rodeo. He was one of only two roughstock riders to score. Photo by Pierre Bibbs.

The 2022 Malta NRA Rodeo featured a little adversity by way of a bleacher-clearing thunderstorm last Saturday, July 9, at the Trafton Park Rodeo Arena.

At the time, the event was mostly finished with only four bull-riders left in the event.

"It probably took us a half an hour after the rain had started to finish the Bull Riding, but we did get it done," Jerey McEwen of the Trafton Park Arena Committee said. "We ain't going to quit. We were soaked and drowned rats but we got it done."

According to McEwen, that event ran very smoothly prior to the storm. There were hundreds in the stands for...

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