Rodeo competitors from 14 states to lock horns in Hastings

More than 200 cowboys and cowgirls, including current and former world champions, will converge on Hastings this weekend to battle for points, money and glory in the 23rd annual Oregon Trail Rodeo.

Professional rodeo athletes from 14 states and two Canadian provinces will lock horns during the event at 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Adams County Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave.

It includes three days of bronc riding, roping, wrestling, barrel racing and bull riding. For spectators, offerings include food and product vendors, a free dance featuring Westwind following Saturday night’s action in the ring, and a free barbecue Sunday for rodeo ticket purchasers from any of the three nights.

Additional offerings include the annual Tough Enough to Run with the Bulls 5k and 10k runs and 1-mile fun run on Saturday morning and Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night, also on Saturday. For every fan wearing pink to the show on Saturday, a dollar will be donated to the Morrison Cancer Center by sponsors.

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