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ATV Rodeo riders slip in the sludge

Article Date: 
22 August, 2014 (All day)

On Wednesday, July 30, the skilled and the brave took their turn at the Morgan County Fair ATV Rodeo.  This annual event drew crowds to the arena at the fairgrounds in spite of earlier rainstorms.  The skies were clear; however, after several days of rain the arena brought a whole new challenge. Now the contestants didn’t just have to beat the clock, they also had to contend with MUD! 
As wheels continued to slip in the sludge, the song “You Spin Me Round” seemed a fitting song as it played over the speakers.  Many spectators and competitors have made it a tradition to be part of the ATV rodeo and this year was unlike any other.
The thick mud made it difficult for the four-wheelers and side by sides, especially for the youngest contestants. Many riders of all ages had great times while some literally got stuck in the mud.  
The Hide Race was particularly challenging and entertaining.  With times ranging by minutes and huge piles of mud, this year’s ATV Rodeo won’t soon be forgotten.  
Good job to all of the resilient riders who gave everyone a great show!