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July 28, 2008 1:48 pm

Rockafellow, Karst highlight fair's mini bull riding

Written by Tribune Staff

A number of young cowboys and cowgirls took their respective shots at six-second scoring rides during the miniature bull riding competition at the Park County Fair last week, and Chance Karst of Powell was among the first-place finishers.
Karst, riding in the junior division, was bucked off of his bull, but he still managed to log the longest ride time during the event. His effort was enough to vault him into the top spot during the competition, which proved to be quite challenging for the young riders.
In the senior division, Clearmont's Mason Rockafellow earned the championship buckle and $60 in prize money with a score of 146 points accumulated during two rides. Gabe Carlson of Lame Deer, Mont., also rode two bulls successfully and finished as the runner-up with 143 points. His efforts helped him earn a payout of $45.
Third place and a payout of $30 went to Powell's Bailey Atkinson, who posted one scoring ride which was good for 73 points.
Miniature bulls used during the event were provided by the Emblem-based Tiny Twisters company.
The competition also included a visit from profession bull rider and Powell resident Kanin Asay. Asay, who was injured during a bull riding event earlier this month, took time to visit with the young riders and offered support.