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Jacoby Johns wins PRCA bareback riding in Okeechobee

Jacoby Johns, shown here competing in a PRCA event at Brighton Field Day in February, notched a victory at a PRCA event in Okeechobee in March. (Kevin Johnson)

OKEECHOBEE — Jacoby Johns, of the Brighton Reservation, won the bareback riding title at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Okeechobee Florida Cowtown Rodeo held March 9 to 11. Johns’ score of 82.5 points on Painted Pony Championship Rodeo’s George’s Bad Cat earned him $1,247. Johns edged runner-up Wyatt Ortega, who had 81.5 points.

All-around cowboy honors went to Justin Thigpin.

Other winners were: Cody Green (steer wrestling), John Alley/Clark Adcock (team roping), Joe Lufkin (saddle bronc riding), Bart Brunson (tie-down roping), Taylor Carver and Julie Thomas (tie, barrel racing), Jesse Petri (bull riding).

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