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Texas cowboy wins bull ride

 

Jory Markiss, of Texas, wins it all with an 88-point ride at Saturday's Cletis Lacy Memorial Bull Ride at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds in Delano. - Scott Hunter photo

Jory Markiss was a happy cowboy Saturday afternoon when he won more than $4,000 as the lone bull rider to make the crucial eight-second mark atop a big bull.

Markiss, of Stephenville, Texas, scored an 88-point ride to take home a $4,370 purse from the Ridge Riders' Pro-West Cletis Lacy Memorial Bull Ride.

The event also featured another crazy wild horse race, when seven wild horses were let loose against three-man teams whose task was to saddle and ride their horse.

A team from Warm Springs, Oregon, with Jason Smith, Colton David and Bear Spino, won the race. Winnings were not available at deadline.

Josiah Desautel won the junior steer riding event with 74 points for a $120 prize.

Dominick LaPlante followed with 71 points for $72.

Conner Picking picked up $48 with a 68-point ride.

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