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By Erin Schwager

Young riders try junior rodeo events


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No kidding • Wayge Ferguson receives a little help during the goat untieing event at the Hyannis Junior Rodeo. He also competed in mutton bustin', barrels and poles.

It was a hot, sunny day at the Hyannis Junior Rodeo where brothers Weston and Wayge Ferguson, of Clearwater, participated in several events on Sunday, July 10.

Weston Ferguson, a third grader at Summerland, took part in the flag race, calf riding, poles and barrels in the 7-10-year-old boys group.

"I was kind of scared (of calf riding), but I was supposed to hold my hand up like bull riding," explained Weston Ferguson.

The calf rider placed eighth, with a ride of five seconds, just short of the six-second mark needed to qualify for a score.

"I don't remember how I fell off, but I fell off and...

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