Familiar fairgrounds

Cole Reiner returns to home rodeo


SHERIDAN — Cole Reiner saw the same sights as all the other Sheridan WYO Rodeo competitors Thursday. But compared to the average participant, everything looked just a little more familiar to him.

Reiner, 22, is from Kaycee, Wyoming, and estimates he’s competed in more than 100 events at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds in his life.

He competed Thursday in front of his parents, brother, grandma, a few cousins and a bunch of family friends. The most stressful part of the week, he said, was securing tickets for everybody. The bareback riding he did, that’s the fun part.

“It’s easier to show off here,” Reiner said with a laugh. “I’m supposed to do good.”

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