THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Rodeo, senior games, triathlon draw people from across Missouri

Monday, June 17, 2013 | 8:27 a.m. CDT
Trevor Ratliff practices with his friend and team roping partner, Bailey Owen, next to their trailer at the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals on Thursday at the Central Missouri Events Center. Ratliff began competing in team roping, calf roping and steer wrestling because of his grandfather, who also competed in rodeos.

COLUMBIA — This week, the best images from Missourian photographers were from the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals and the Hy-Vee IronKids Triathlon. The photographers also captured pictures of flooding, the Missouri State Senior Games and a basketball camp.

In this photo by Quint Smith, Trevor Ratliff practices team roping with Bailey Owen at the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals on Thursday. Ratliff and Owen are sophomores from Trenton.

Unho Yi captured this image of DeMarre Carroll lining up to practice free throws Tuesday. Carroll, a forward for the Utah Jazz, held a basketball camp for children at Father Tolton Catholic High School.

At a squirrel hunt Saturday, Sini Stephan captured this image of Alec Montie and Bo Scribner, both 14, looking for squirrels in Mark Twain National Forest.

Quint Smith took this photograph of Bailey Owen's boots as he sat outside his trailer before the first day of the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals on Thursday. Owen competed in team roping and calf roping.

In this photograph by Quint Smith, Jake Rodgers, 7, finishes his run at the Hy-Vee IronKids Triathlon on Saturday. He is welcomed to the finish line by parents, family, friends and volunteers.

Megan Donohue took this photograph of farmer John Sam Williamson's soybean field. Flooding killed 5 percent of his crop.

In this photograph by Kelly Coleman, William Cannon, 83, competes in the horseshoe toss at the Missouri State Senior Games. He was the only one in his age bracket, so he played with Robert Ruble, 72.

Quint Smith captured this image of Mason Croy wrestling a steer to the ground at the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals on Friday. He was one of three competitors who qualified for the steer wrestling finals.

Kelly Coleman took this photograph of James Hogan smiling during the Missouri State Senior Games on Friday. Hogan placed third in the 80-83 age division of the men's golf tournament.


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