Dayton Rodeo kicks off

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Nate McFadden manages to stay on the horse but loses his hat Friday night during the Bucking Bronc event at the 81st Dayton Championship Rodeo. Rodeo action continues tonight and Sunday night at 7 p.m. and on Monday at 2 p.m. The annual Dayton Labor Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Monday as well.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
The first round of Knocker Ball ended in a victory for the bull rather than Shane Halbur, of Dayton, as the ball deflated and he lost his safety vest at the Dayton Championship Rodeo Friday night. Halbur was treated for a cut on his head.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Cody Kroul, of Solon, has his hands and arms full Friday night in the calf wrestling event at the Dayton Championship Rodeo.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
Hunter Gree, 9, of Humboldt, removes his hat as the annual Dayton Rodeo Championship Rodeo gets started Friday night.

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