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With nearly 300 contestants over three days, the competition heated up to match the weekend's temperatures at the 52nd Annual Clearwater Rodeo, June 28-30.
Despite the heat, faithful rodeo fans continued to pack the stands, supporting their favorite cowboys and cowgirls.
Mutton Bustin kicked off the rodeo action each night as the kids held on for a wild and woolly ride. After the kids cleared the arena on Friday night, Ashleigh Nelson of Tilden was crowned the 2019 Clearwater Rodeo Queen.
Hollenback Rodeo, Co. once again served as the stock contractor. Sugar Ray Quinn was the announcer and Shawn "Boom Boom" Thompson livened things up between events as the rodeo clown. Bullfighters were Matt Riha and Rowdy Moon.
The Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, with Gene Snodgrass as rodeo chairman, hosted the annual rodeo.