Local cowboy ‘Steven Peebles’ wins at Pendleton

PENDLETON — Redmond cowboy Steven Peebles won the average in the bareback competition at the 103rd Pendleton Round-Up this weekend, highlighting a strong effort by Central Oregon competitors.

Peebles, who entered the four-day Eastern Oregon rodeo ninth in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s bareback world standings, posted an 81-point ride in Saturday’s final round after recording an 87-point effort Wednesday for a two-head total of 168 points.

In addition to the $5,306 check he earned for the average win, Peebles also took home a hand-tooled saddle, a buckle, a blanket, a hat, a pair of boots and a bottle of Pendleton Whisky.

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