Photos: Helping out a champion |

Photos: Helping out a champion

Photos by Verl Luppes/Contributed Photos
Jesse Cordova of Fruita and Pake Younger of Rifle were the high money winners in the team roping.
Verl J Luppes |

Rodeo contestants and area residents helped ease the loss of those affected by Front Range flooding at a Saturday, Oct. 12, benefit rodeo at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. Barrel racing, team roping and bull riding were featured events. More than $10,000 was collected, which went to five-time World Champion Bareback Rider Bruce Ford of Kersey, who lost everything in the flood waters.

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