Pictured: Utah Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox (right) with assistant Stephen S. LeFevre (left) compete on the rodeo course.
While taking a break in between projects on intergenerational poverty and international business, Utah’s Lt. Governor Spencer Cox made an appearance at Carbon County’s OHV Rodeo on Wednesday evening along with others from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development and even from the World Trade Center Utah.
The event, hosted by the Castle Country OHV Association, featured a rodeo-like course with horses swapped out for ATVs and OHVs that were donated to the event by Tony Basso. The event was created in an effort to help those visiting enjoy their time in Carbon County and have a positive overnight experience.
The course, created at the Carbon County Fairgrounds, included barrels, a back-up challenge, poles and even a makeshift tunnel of water balloons through which participants had to drive, among other features.
“The course is fantastic,” expressed Cox after his turn behind the wheel. “In fact, this is one of the best courses I’ve seen.”
Carbon County Commissioner Casey Hopes took first at the rodeo with Carbon County Sheriff Jeff Wood taking second, coming in less than a second behind Hopes’s time.
Participants were awarded a variety of prizes after the conclusion of the rodeo.