|Wild Drag Race
Gale Griffiths, David Frankel,This event is an audience favorite all across the IGRA rodeo circuit. Even though the competition is serious and the payoff sizable, a large number of competitors also believe this to be a very entertaining event for the audience. The drag costumes come from "Goodwill" stores, from second-hand stores, and many from raiding mom's closet. A team is made up of one male, one female, one "drag" (either male or female), and one wild steer.
Lance Haverly (2000)
|The steer, with a 25-foot lead rope, is in a bucking chute at the beginning of the event. The cowgirl holds the rope while the cowboy and person in drag stand 40 and 70 feet from the chute. When the chute gate opens, the team tries to direct (or goad) the steer toward the finish line, which is 70 feet from the chute. They must get the steer across the finish line, mount the "drag", and then ride back across the finish line. The "drag" must be mounted on the steer before the steer starts back across the line and must stay on until all four feet of the steer have crossed back across the finish line. Each leg must be on opposite sides of the steer's backbone. The "drag" may get bucked off several times before the event is ever completed.|