Photos: Moffat County Fair Rodeo, Catch-a-Pig contest

Kids in the 11 to 14 age division collect their animals for the Catch-a-Pig Contest during the Moffat County Fair PRCA/WPRA Rodeo on Aug. 10 at Moffat County Fairgrounds.
Andy Bockelman/Craig Press

A variety of barnyard animals were the big focus in the arena during the Moffat County Fair Rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 10.

And, wranglers of all ages were showing their skills.

The PRCA/WPRA Rodeo — Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association — attracted athletes across multiple states for events ranging from bareback riding and steer wrestling to breakaway roping and barrel racing for the pros, as well as mini-bulls and mini-broncs for younger ages.

In between rounds, renowned entertainer Rider Kiesner served as rodeo clown, as well as pairing with partner Bethany Iles for trick roping, trick riding, and bullwhip displays midway through the night.

The evening ended with the annual Catch-a-Pig Contest for ages 5 through 14, with entries paid for by Craig Realtors Association and animals provided by Rick Murr.

Kids showed their fortitude to wrestle a piglet into submission and take home to raise, complete with a bag of feed each provided by Snyder and Counts.

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