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Fair rodeo nets $19,435 for winners


September 13, 2018

Reece Jones

Bullrider Reece Jones, the last competitor for the Palouse Empire Rodeo, wrapped up the three-day run with this launch Sunday. Jake Davis of McCleary, who stayed aboard a spinning bull named Peanuts, Sunday, won the bull riding event and collected $618.

Moses Lake's Jacob Stacey posted wins in two events, saddle bronc riding and steer wrestling, at the Sunday session of the Palouse Empire Rodeo at the fair. Stacey led winnings in both of those events in the Pro-West rodeo standings as of Monday.

Stacey's wins Sunday capped a three-day event which brought in 198 competitors and totaled $17,550 in total purse payout.

Special events in the Sunday event included a 9/11 tribute at the start of the session and an appearance by Katherine Merck of Spokane, Miss Rodeo America for 2016. She participated in royalty events, rode in the rodeo entry an...

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