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Keepin’ it country at the Kona Stampede

Updated: 
March 16, 2014 - 12:05am

Four year old twin brothers Blayne & Bryar DeMattos future rodeo stars watch the rodeo event Saturday at 50th annual Kona Stampede Rodeo at the Honaunau Rodeo Arena. Photos by Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today

Dale Viloria runs down a calf.

ABOVE: Header Dale Viloria lassos a calf Saturday as his partner, Jordan Gomes, readies himself to rope the calf’s heels Saturday at the 50th annual Kona Stampede Rodeo at the Honaunau Rodeo Arena.

TOP: Four-year-old twin brothers Blayne and Bryar DeMattos watch the rodeo Saturday.

Photos by Brad Ballesteros/Special to West Hawaii Today

LEFT: Headers and heelers wait outside the Honaunau arena for their turn in the slack roping event Saturday morning. RIGHT: Calves peek out of the holding area Saturday before the slack roping event.

Calves peek out of the holding area Saturday before the slack roping event.