Action begins at Makawao Rodeo

First photo: Louis Cambra, 77, lassos both hind legs of a steer while teaming with Mark Hutto, 60, to post Thursday’s fourth-fastest time in century team roping, 9.25 seconds, in the Makawao Rodeo at Oskie Rice Arena — good enough to qualify for the finals. “This is my last rodeo,” said Cambra, a retired Maui firefighter and U.S. Postal worker. Hutto said both horses were in their 20s — “Two of the older guys on two of the oldest horses,” he said. Second photo: Mississippi’s Wes Goodrich posts the day’s fastest calf-roping time, 14.64 seconds. Third photo: Rory Souza heads to a calf-roping time of 15.51 seconds. The rodeo, in its 52nd year, is scheduled to run through Sunday.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos