Gallery: Annual rodeo comes to Bowling Green

The Lone Star Rodeo came to Bowling Green, Kentucky featuring more than 6 events including bareback bronc riding and bullriding. Competitors who won in Bowling Green qualified for the Lone Star National Rodeo.

Bowling Green held its 36th annual Lone Star Rodeo this past weekend at the Agricultural Exposition Center. The contest included bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, cowgirl’s breakaway roping, team roping, cowgirl’s barrel racing and brahma bull riding. The rodeo also featured fancy trick riding by Jessica Fowlkes and 10-year-old Oralee Madison.

Performers had to pay a $65 entry fee in the hopes of winning cash prizes for each event category. The highest amount awarded at the Rodeo was $1,135 to Kenzley Wilson, for first place in barrel racing.

There were other attractions at the event, including a best-dressed contest and gold rush for kids 10 ages and under. Mighty Mike Wentworth performed as the clown throughout the rodeo, adding comedic elements to each event.