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Thrilling rides on rodeo's second night

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Todd Brewer, For the DRC

Despite the heat and humidity on Saturday night, the performances by the professional cowboys and the Andrews Rodeo Co. stock did not disappoint on the second night of the North Texas Fair and Rodeo.

Justin Pollmiller of Weatherford, Oklahoma, posted a 78-point score on his horse, D90 Spitfire, to take the overall lead in the bareback bronc riding. Athens cowboy Tyler Johnson was right behind him on the leaderboard with his score of 77.

The last man out in the steer wrestling, Garrett Poston of Winnsboro, put up the fastest time of the night with a 4.7 to take the lead, followed by a 5.1-second time by Walt Arnold of Coleman. Third place went to Justin Blain Davis of Argyle with his time of 5.4.

The saddle bronc riding leaderboard saw a change in the top spot with Huntsville's Garret Aldridge putting up 85.5 aboard No. 012 Lock and Load to claim the overall lead in the rodeo. Placing second for the night was Andrew Harris of Commerce on No. P7 Ballyhoo with his score of 70.5.

Local calf roper Michael Otero of Krum roped and tied his calf in 8.6 seconds for the performance win. Placing second with a 9.2 was Cole Bailey of Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Rounding out the top three was Justin Martin of Granbury with a 9.8.

Dustin Morgan and Jake Smith roped their steer in 5.2 seconds to take the lead in the team roping, followed by a 6.2-second run from Tyler Waters and Blaine Vick for second place. Third place with a time of 7.1 was a split between the teams of Cole Wheeler and Coy Brittain, and Miles Baker and Dustin Searcy.

Ladies barrel racing saw changes in the overall lead as well with Katelyn Scott of Odessa running the pattern in 16.98 seconds to take the lead. Second place with a 17.03 was Tauna Bertsch of Stephenville, and third went to Millsap's Sadye Simpson with her time of 17.16.

There were no qualified rides in the bull riding.

FEATURED PHOTO: Garrett Poston of Winnsboro gets down on his steer on Saturday at the 89th North Texas Fair and Rodeo. Poston would take the overall lead with his time of 4.7 seconds. (Courtesy photo/Todd Brewer)