2012 South Dakota timed event champions recognized
October 9, 2012
Champions took home a horse trailer and seven event saddles following the second annual South Dakota Timed Event Championship (SDTEC) held Sept. 2, 2012, at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, SD.
SDTEC is a two-day, timed-event youth rodeo in which the toughest young rodeo athletes compete for a prestigious title and significant awards. Contestants and their families traveled from as far as Texas and North Dakota to vie for championship honors. Jason Edleman and Steven Birkholtz, producers of the event, both agreed that this year's event was as successful as last year's.
Casey Packer of Sturgis, SD, was named 2012 South Dakota Timed Event Champion. Over the two-day event, he competed in calf roping, steer wrestling, and team roping with his partner, Cody Packer. Casey is the son of Bob and Lori Packer. In addition to his Timed Event Championship victory, he and Cody Packer also took home the Team Roping Championship saddle.
Hallie Fulton of Miller, SD, took home Reserve Champion honors as well as the Barrel Racing title. She is the daughter of Mark and Susan Fulton. Fulton and her horse also took home the Horse of the Championship award.
Others who took home South Dakota Timed Event honors included Jason Hapney of Harrold, SD, steer wrestling; Kristi Steffes of Vale, SD, breakaway; Seth Andersen of Hurley, SD, calf roping; Chesney Nagel of Springfield, SD, goat tying.
This year's Timed Event Championship seemed to be a highlight of the fair, bringing in more than 100 contestants and their families. Plans are already in the works for the 2013 South Dakota Timed Event Championship.
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Visit the SDTEC online at http://sdtimedeventchampionship.webs.com/ or on Facebook.
-South Dakota Department of Agriculture