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Let ‘Er Rip is an excellent saddle bronc horse from Frontier Rodeo, and Tyrel Larsen was tickled to have the horse on Friday night at the American Royal Rodeo.

Larsen scored 89 points and shares the lead in the rodeo with Cole Elshere. I asked Tyrel about his ride and told him that the great Billy Etbauer won this rodeo on that horse a year ago, and he only scored 87 points.

“Yeah, but they loaded me,” he said, referring to the judges giving him more than the benefit of the doubt on his spur ride. “They loaded me by 15 points.”

Larsen may split the Kansas City victory this year, but he’ll always know. I respect that.

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