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28 Thursday, January 2, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette v Rodeo is still alive in our children Heart and Skill are the twin characteristics that define every one of the young people who competed in the two rodeos held Saturday and Sunday. Pahrump cowboys and cowgirls made a strong showing on both days of the national rodeo where they competed with youngsters from all over the west. Events tested skills in trail course, bull/steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending, reakaway roping, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and fla racing. Contestants were divided by age with juniors from 8 to 13 and seniors from 14 to 18 years old. Bob where the legend begins." Pahrump has a Photos by Patti Babcock RIDE THAT BULL- Jesse Bowen, 11, looks like he's ready for the PRCA Rodeo as he makes a strong start in the Junior Boys Bull/Steer Riding competition. BAD BULL DAY-One nasty beast appears to have unseated cowboy Jesse Bowen, 11. It's a real bad day when you get stepped on after being thrown. TYING THE GOAT.Matt Wonderiy, 13, races the clock to tie the hind legs and one front leg of his goat during Junior Boys Goat tying. TAKING THE GOAT DOWN-Walt Turner in the first stages of the Junior Boys Goat Tying. The goat isn't going to make tying ! legs easy for this cowboy. CONQUERING THE TRAtL-Tobi Osburn completes the last obstacle in the Junior :iris Trail Course as she and her mount leap over the bridge and head home. STEER ROPING-Robbie Griffith's lasso just missed stopping this steer who wants out of the arena. Richie Griffith partnered with his brother for the Sr. Dally Team Roping. | ....