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2017-06-15 / Sports

High School Rodeo Competitors Qualify For State Rodeo

BY TOM CRASH
LCT CORRESPONDENT


Little Wound’s Taylor Christensen is working the barrels as she prepares for the SD State High School Rodeo this weekend in Belle Fourche. Little Wound’s Taylor Christensen is working the barrels as she prepares for the SD State High School Rodeo this weekend in Belle Fourche. STURGIS - Regional qualifying rodeos wrapped up this past weekend, every competitor earning three points or more qualified for this weekend’s SD High School Rodeo championship in Belle Fourche.

Little Wound high school qualified four of their five rodeo club members; with 25 points, senior Taylor Christensen is ranked fifth going into the State High School rodeo, the top five in each event qualify for the National High School Rodeo scheduled for July in Gillette, Wyo. Other Mustang qualifiers include senior Arielle Clifford in Barrels and Pole Bending, junior Jimmi Dawn Swallow in Pole Bending and Breakaway and junior Tristan Janis in Bull Riding.

“This is my fourth straight trip to the SD State High School Rodeo and I haven’t gotten close to qualifying for Nationals,” said Christensen, “but this year, I’m sitting fifth so if I have some good runs in Belle Fourche, it’s a lot more possible.”

Additional qualifiers include: Barrels-Shantell Brewer/Dupree, Sidni Ferguson/Dupree, Marlene Woodward/Dupree and Savannah Krogman/ White River; Bull Riding- Tee Allen/Bennett County, Lyle Dillon/ Bennett County; Goat Tying-Shantell Brewer and Sidni Ferguson/ Dupree; Pole Bending- Kelci Bends/CEB, Saddle Bronc-Tristan LaPlante/ CEB; Steer Wrestling- Brent Woodward/Dupree, Jeno Hunt/Dupree, Cole Brewer/Dupree, Daycen Hunt/CEB; Tie Down-Cole Brewer/ Dupree, Daycen Hunt/ CEB, Brent Woodward/ Dupree; Team Roping- Marlene Woodward and Shantell Brewer/Dupree, Sam Huffman and Brent Woodward/Dupree and

Riley Hannum and Daycen Hunt/CEB, Breakaway Roping-Kade Bettelyoun/Pine Ridge, Savannah Krogman/White River, Sidni Ferguson/ Dupree and Marlene Woodward/Dupree.

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