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Buck Moon wins Custer Classic

August 7, 2012

Buck Moon, center, walked out of the arena Monday as the top bull rider for this year's Custer County Classic. He is pictured here with rodeo announcer Travis Schauda and rifle sponsor Jim Trotter,

Buck Moon left the Custer County Fairgrounds Monday as a winner. He won the short round with an 88 point ride, and put an 80 point ride onto the scoreboard in the long go. He was the only rider to put two qualified rides together for the evening.

This the 14th year for the Custer County Classic Bull Riding to be featured as a staple for the Custer County Fair.

"I've been coming since I was 16, so it was about time," said Buck after the awards presentation. "And did you see Rowdy? Didn't he do an awesome job ... he sure can read those bulls." Rowdy is Buck's little brother and was one of the bull fighters for the evening.

Those in the money include:
Long Round:
1. Travis Smith, West Plains, Mo., 85 points - $840
2. Bart Miller, Oshkosh, 84 points - $630
3. TIE Levi Stepp, Pierce, and Cody White, Choctaw, Okla., 82 points - $315 each

Short Round:
1. Buck Moon, Taylor, 88 points - $1400

Average
1. Buck Moon, Taylor 168 on 2 - $1050
2. Travis smith, West Plains, Mo., 85 on 1 - $875
3. Bart Miller, Oshkosh, 84 on 1 - $875
4. TIE Levi Stepp, Pierce, and Cody White, Choctaw, Okla., 82 on 1 - $385 each
6. Danny Schlobohm, Lincoln, 73 on 1 - $175

For more on this year's Custer County Fair, and pictures of the Custer County Classic see this week's Custer County Chief.

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