Tight grip

Tight grip Brian Runge of Tea may have lost his hat, but he kept a tight grip on the rope while riding a bucking bull during the Teener Division competition of the seventh annual Bullennium 2000. Brian Runge of Tea may have lost his hat, but he kept a tight grip on the rope while riding a bucking bull during the Teener Division competition of the seventh annual Bullennium 2000. The event, formerly known as Bull-A-Rama, returned Saturday to the Clay County Park Rodeo Grounds. Winner of the Main Event bull riding was J.S. McGovern, Grand Island, NE. Gus Hanson, Elie, NE, won the Teener Division competition. The Businessman's Division winner was Aaron Arnie, Laramie, WY. Jeff Bertus, Avon, brought home the top prize in the Junior Division. The event is hosted each year by the Coyote Country Rodeo Club. Co-sponsor of the event this year was Fort Randall Casino and Hotel. Much of the profits from this year's event will be used to finish paying for the new arena at the Clay County Park Rodeo Grounds. Club members invested more than $10,000 in the park to prepare for the rodeo event. In the future, however, the club will once again put a tradition in motion � it will return funding that it raises at the event each year to worthy causes in Vermillion and Clay County. Besides a passion for rodeo, members of the Coyote Country Rodeo Club share a commitment to community issues. The organization has contributed to a variety of people and causes such as area fire departments and Emergency Medical Services.

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