By Roger Dey

The Pickup Men


Last updated 8/31/2022 at 2:43pm

Roger Dey

Pete White (left) and Jesse Johnston (right) get ropes on a bull that didn;t want ot head ot the out gate during the 70th Annual Lincoln Rodeo, Sunday July 3.

At a rodeo, the stars of the show tend to be the bull and bronc riders, the ropers, steer wrestlers and barrel racers. The bullfighters, who dodge bucking bulls to help riders, also draw a lot of eyeballs. But it may be easy to overlook pickup men like Pete White and Jesse Johnston, who every year play a vital role in pulling off a safe and entertaining Lincoln Rodeo.

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