Good times had by all during Ranch Challenge

Good times had by all during Ranch Challenge

The Riske Creek Ranch team (shown here); Cuyler Huffman, James Stafford and Travis Redl show good cowboy hustle.

The Riske Creek Ranch team (shown here); Cuyler Huffman, James Stafford and Travis Redl show good cowboy hustle as they quickly cut their pair of numbered cattle from the main herd in go-round one of two in the Ranch Challenge cattle penning event on Saturday afternoon.

The object of this contest is for the crew to separate two designated critters from the main herd, then drive them toward a pen at the opposite end of the arena, once both animals have been herded into the pen and all three cowboys are within the space between the panels in the open-end of the cattle pen, one of them must signal (by raising one arm skyward) for the timer to be stopped.

The fastest time (with two head of cattle penned) wins; the Riske Creek Ranch team penned two-head in round one in a time of 55.95 (3rd) and two more in round two in 31.40 seconds (1st) to win first overall in the Ranch Cattle Penning.

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