August 21, 2012
Only cowboys could figure roping a calf at a full gallop qualifies as a “safe” sport, like this pair of team ropers at the August Doin’s. The 128th edition of the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo was held Aug. 17-19 at the Payson Event Center.
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They strap themselves to the backs of 2,000-pound beasts, their only safety net a braided rope securing one hand, a few inches of padding and a guy running around in a clown suit telling bad jokes.