Hamilton, Herrera compete in main event


SHERIDAN — Ky Hamilton and Austin Herrera wait all day for 8 seconds.

And that’s if everything goes well.

Hamilton and Herrera are bullriders. They get 8 seconds to show their stuff, and they main-event every rodeo they go to because bull riding always goes last. So when the two competed at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Saturday, they were two of the last participants the crowd saw on the final day of the rodeo. They closed the Sheridan County Fairgrounds down.

“In all honesty, I wish it was the first event ’cause then I could ride and leave,” Hamilton said, laughing. “But no, it’s pretty cool. It’s bull riding — it’s wild and reckless. I guess they have to save something exciting for last to keep everyone here.”

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