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story.lead_photo.caption Submitted photo Karson Sampley, 5-year-old son of Ronnie and Sara Sampley, of Lincoln, is a candidate for 2018 Lincoln Riding Club Lil' Mister.

LINCOLN -- Step aside Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley, make way for the debut of Karson Sampley live on center stage of the 2018 Lincoln Riding Club Lil' Mister contest.

And watch out, he might be riding a stick horse.

Karson is the 5-year-old son of Ronnie and Sara Sampley, of Lincoln. Karson attends pre-school at Kids Unlimited Learning Academy.

Already a livestock owner, Karson has a bull calf named Mr. Fugley, among his endeavors.

An active boy, Karson loves all things sports and plays soccer, baseball and basketball, generally making the most of every opportunity. He is also known to dig holes with a backhoe, and run the side-by-side on the farm.

On top of all this, Karson is a bona fide member of the Cove Creek Clever Clovers 4-H and is getting ready to start Hippotherapy. When not playing sports, Karson likes to play with and ride his bull calf Mr. Fugley.

As for his future ambitions, Karson wants to ride bulls and work on backhoes when he grows up.

This year's Lil' Miss and Lil' Mister contest will start off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. in front of the bandstand set up for the street dance on the Lincoln Square. The contest will be followed by the street dance which will be held from 8-11 p.m. The 2018 Lincoln Rodeo is Thursday, Aug. 9, through Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Lincoln Riding Club Arena.

Sports on 08/08/2018

Print Headline: Karson Sampley Tips His Hat

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