Lewiston Roundup slack day competition draws participants of all ages

Lewiston Roundup slack day competition draws participants of all ages »Play Video
The official rodeo begins at 6 p.m. Thursday.
LEWISTON, ID - Cowboys from around the country are saddling their horses and shining their belt buckles in preparation for the 78th Annual Lewiston Roundup.

Every Wednesday before the Lewiston Roundup kicks off, cowboys and girls saddle up their horses and head to the arena in high hopes of getting the best times to compete for the weekends festivities.

"Everybody is chasing national finals and it's in the last month of the regular season so everybody is here at slacks today," said competitor Monty Lewis.

Dirt was flying as competitors of all ages set out to earn the highest amount of points with one goal in site, to win.

"Draw a good steer, be fast and hopefully by the time the dust settles you're winning some money," said competitor Wade Sumpter.

"I've got everything to gain and nothing to lose," said competitor Drew Horner. "I'm looking for a win here at least, no less than second or third."

Lewiston Roundup President David Lumley said so far everything's been going smoothly and he encourages everyone to come out and join in on the excitement.

"We put on one of the top rodeos around the world," said Lumley. "We have some of the top cowboys that come here that end up in national finals."

The official rodeo begins at 6 p.m. Thursday and features extreme bull riding.

Ticket prices:

Thursday, September 6, 2012; 6:59pm
Lewiston Roundup Grounds
$20.00

Friday, September 7, 2012; 7:29pm
Lewiston Roundup Grounds
Box Seats $23.00
Reserved Seats $20.00
Adult General Admission $15.00
Youth General Admission $7.00

Saturday, September 8, 2012; 7:29pm
Lewiston Roundup Grounds
Box Seats $23.00
Reserved Seats $20.00
Adult General Admission $15.00
Youth General Admission $7.00

Sunday, September 9, 2012; 1:29pm
Lewiston Roundup Grounds
Box Seats $23.00
Reserved Seats $20.00
Adult General Admission $15.00
Youth General Admission $7.00