Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo: Top scores stand on final nightThe fourth and final night of the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo provided excitement for the crowd of 1,810, but the leaders through the first three nights stood through the final test of the weekend.
By: Marcus Traxler, The Daily Republic
The fourth and final night of the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo provided excitement for the crowd of 1,810, but the leaders through the first three nights stood through the final test of the weekend.
Top scores from Forestburg’s Charles Zoss, with an 86 in Thursday’s bull-riding event and the 4 second time by Tait Kvistad, were among the final totals to hold up through Sunday’s final rides.
Jake Smith, of Whitewood, won the bareback riding event with his 82 for the weekend. Jeremy Meeks, of Belle Fourche, and Ryan Elshere, of Elm Springs, shared top honors for the four days, each with a 76 in the saddle bronc.
Shelby Janssen, of Austin, Minn., took home the barrel racing title with a final time of 15.68 seconds for the weekend. Plankinton’s Owen Fagerhaug won aggregate honors in the tie-down event with a total time of 18.9 seconds. With his time of 9 seconds from Thursday, he won the first go, bringing his total earnings up to $2,833.72 for the weekend. Ricky Hyde of Mount Vernon, Ark., took home the single-best time of 7.8 seconds in the tie-down.
J.B. Lord, of Sturgis, and Jesse Fredrickson, of Mendken, N.D., won the aggregate team roping title with an average of 12.6 seconds.
The steer roping aggregate title was won by Garrett Nokes, of McCook, Neb., with an average of 8.6 seconds.
On the final night, Troy Crowser took home a share of Sunday’s top honors with a 72 in the saddle bronc riding event. Crowser shared the mark with Cole Elshere, of Faith.
Crowser, who ranks 35th in the world and sixth in the Badlands Circuit containing both North and South Dakota, scored his 72 on his third run of the night after earning rerides on his first two rides of the evening, which scored 45 and 61, respectively.
The Whitewood native said he’s been in the reride situation before and that relaxing while waiting for your turn to come back up again is the hardest part.
“I’ve been in the situation before and you just try to relax and stretch out. It can be a little wait, so you don’t want to tighten up,” Crowser said.
While Crowser is from South Dakota, he made the long haul to Mitchell for Sunday’s ride. He was in Salinas, Calif., Saturday for a rodeo event and made the 28 hour drive back to Mitchell for the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo. He said because each circuit rider needs 15 events to qualify for the end of the year circuit finals in October in Minot, N.D., he had little choice but to bust it back for the PRCA Badlands Circuit event.
“We had a long drive but we had to make it back to count it toward the circuit count,” Crowser said.
In the steer wrestling event, Ty Talsma, who won the Friday performance, posted a time of 5.2 seconds, but it was Jade Harper, of Faith, with a time of 4.3 who won Sunday’s go and finished third for the weekend.
Harper, who participated in local rodeos in Huron and Burke this weekend, said the performance was a decent end to an otherwise disappointing weekend.
“I didn’t do as well as I wanted to earlier this weekend and this was good tonight to at least get in the money,” Harper said
Sunday’s performance in the tie-roping event was won by Jerrad Hofstetter of Portales, N.M., with a time of 8.8 seconds.
Natalie Foutch of Eldora, Iowa won the night’s performance in the barrel riding event and finished fourth on the overall leaderboard with her time of 15.81 seconds.
Sunday’s top bull-riding score went to Michael Crenshaw of Hernando, Miss., who posted a 70.
Corn Palace Stampede Chairman Jim Miskimins said he was pleased with how the weekend went and said Saturday’s weather was among the “most pleasant” he’s experienced in 23 years.
“Sunday night was a little tougher with the heat, but we’re grateful to those who came out. We had a good weekend and we’re just thankful for all of the community support that our event gets on a yearly basis,” Miskimins said.
NOTES: The bareback riding event, scheduled to open the night’s action, was canceled because of too few entrant. Joe Gunderson, who was one of two cowboys scheduled for the event on the draw sheet, qualified in the rodeo in Salinas, Calif., over the weekend and passed on the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo … Letcher native Jill Moody did not participate in the barrel racing event. She was scheduled to run Sunday … Final attendance for the weekend came in at 8,679, after a crowd of 2,543 was in attendance on Saturday, which was a weekend high … No injuries were reported for Saturday or Sunday and Miskimins said all animals and riders checked out fine … The total purse for the event was recorded at $87,927 and there was a total of 368 entrants.
42nd Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo
Horseman’s Sports Arena in Mitchell
Final standings – Top 5 Finisher money totals
Full results from Sunday’s night’s performance were not available when this edition went to press.
Bareback Riding — 1. Jake Smith 82, $1,826.38; T2. Dustin Luper 79, $1,189.91; T2. Evan Jayne 79, $1,189.91; 4. Rollie Wilson 75, $664.14; T5. Marvin Alderman Jr. 74, $332.06; T5. David Clapp 74, $332.06.
Steer Wrestling (1st Go) — 1. Garrett Nokes 3.8, $1.432.60; 2. Brian Conrad 4.3, $1.185.60; 3. Anton Helfirch 4.6, $815.60; 3. Clay Cowan 4.6, $815.10
Steer Wrestling (2nd Go) – 1. Tait Kvistad 4.0, $1,432.60; 2. Forest Sainsbury, 4.2; $1,185.60; 3. Jade Harper 4.3, $938.60; 4. Bob Loosenort 4.4, $691.60; 5. Jeff Richardson 4.5; $444.60.
Steer Wrestling (Average) — 1. Garrett Nokes 8.6; 2. Forest Sainsbury 9.0, $1,185.60; 3. Brian Conrad, 9.1, $938.60; 4. Tait Kvistad 9.7, $691.60; 5. Carver Abbott 11.7, $444.60
Saddle Bronc Riding — T1. Jeremy Meeks 76, $1,671.76; T1. Ryan Elshere 76, $1,671.76; 3. Jade Blackwell 74, 1,085.28; T4. Rollie Wilson 72, $430.92; T4. Jace Blackwell 72, $430.92; T4. Troy Crowser 72, $430.92; T4. Cole Elshere 72, $430.92.
Tie Down Roping (1st Go) — 1. Owen Fauerhaug 9.0, $1,133.49; 2. Rex Treeby 9.1, $938.06; 3. Cody McCartney 9.2, $742.63; 4. Trey Young 9.6, $547,20; 5. Grant Ellingson 9.8, $351.77.
Tie Down Roping (2nd Go) — 1. Ricky Hyde 7.8, $1,133.49; 2.Justin Scofield 8.6, $840.34; T2. P.J. Spencer 8.6, $840.34 ; 4. Jerrad Hofstetter 8.8, $547.20; 5. Tyler Fauerhaug 8.9, $351.77.
Tie Down Roping (Average) — 1. Owen Fagerhaug 18.9, $1,700.23; T2. Rex Treeby 19.3, $1,260.51; T2. Grant Ellingson 19.3, $1,260.51; 4. Jerrad Hofstetter 20.4, $820.80; 5. Blake Ash 20.8, $527.66.
Team Roping (1st Go) — 1. J.B. Lord/Jesse Fredrickson 5.6, $1,070.52, 2. Shaw Loiseau/Paul Griemsman 6.7, $885.95; 3. Devin McGrath/Colby Crago 7.0, $701.37; 4. Adam Rose/Gabe Gwaltney 8.4, $516.80.; 5. Drew Garner/Ross Carson 10.7, $332.23
Team Roping (2nd Go) — 1. Ryan Von Ahn/Derrick Peterson 4.5, $1,070.52; 2. Logan Olson/Matt Kasner 4.8, $885.95; 3. Justen Nokes/Levi Tyan 5.2, $701.37; 4. Tyson Holden/Clay Johnson 5.6, $516.80, 5. Micah Eveland/Ricky Sawyer 6.0, $332.23.
Team Roping (Average) — 1. J.B.Lord/Jesse Fredrickson 12.6, $1,605.77; 2. Adam Rose/Gabe Gwaltney 14.8, $1,328.92; T3. Drew Gartner/Ross Carson 17.1, $913.63; T3. Tyson Holden/Clay Johnson 17.1, $913.63; 5. Tyler Johnson/Mitch Murray 18.3, $498.35.
Barrel Racing — 1. Shelby Janssen 15.68, $2,097.60, 2. Lisa Lockhart 15.75, $1,782.96; T3.
Desirae Weigel 15.77, $1,363.44; T3. Briana Reynolds 15.77, $1,363.77; 5. Natalie Foutsch 15.81, $1,048.80.
Bull Riding — 1. Charles Zoss 86, $1,935.15; 2. Casey Stirling 84, $1,483.61; T3. Dylan
Madsen 82, $903.06; T3. John Andersen 82, $903.06; 5. Jeff Bertus 80, $451.53.