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Area athletes win big in Deadwood and Cheyenne

Starla Lyon

The Days of ’76 rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada to Deadwood for the last weekend of July which is always marked as a big rodeo weekend with “The Grandaddy of ’em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days held during the same time. The highway between the two rodeos was close to being on fire as tight schedules dictated which location to be next.

Because of the overlapping final weekend in Cheyenne and four days of regular performances in Deadwood, the two become a bit of a marathon to say the least. It also makes it difficult because anyone who makes the short round in Cheyenne has to draw out of Deadwood if they’re entered on Sunday. However, most of the athletes are used to it and having just come off from the big 4th of July run – they know how to make it all work.

Much to the relief of contestants, there was talk behind the chutes in Deadwood of changing things next year so there is no longer a conflict with that final performance and the short round in Cheyenne. Although nothing has been etched in stone, several officials spoke of perhaps having two Saturday performances next year in Deadwood which would free up Sunday for those who make it to the short go in Cheyenne.

Both rodeo committees said they thought attendance was down a bit this year compared to last and speculate the cost of fuel is the culprit. It was hard to tell that fact by the roar of the crowd in Deadwood, however, when local favorites entered the arena to show their grit.

Saddle bronc rider and National Finals average winner JJ Elshere of Quinn, SD once again proved he has what it takes to be a champion with an incredible 90 point ride on Saturday, July 26. Elshere was matched up with Burch Rodeo Company’s Crazy Train. The crowd came to their feet watching the young South Dakota cowboy, husband and father ride with his level of professionalism and style.

“The horse was electric,” said Elshere. “She made me have to hustle. It was a great horse that the boys brought to town and I’m tickled that I got her rode. It’s a great and historical rodeo and I’m really honored to say I won it once.”

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Oelrichs, SD cowgirl Lisa Lockhart had an amazing barrel racing run with a time of 16.35 seconds. Although many great runs followed hers in the slack and regular performances, no one could touch her time.

The Days of ’76 rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada to Deadwood for the last weekend of July which is always marked as a big rodeo weekend with “The Grandaddy of ’em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days held during the same time. The highway between the two rodeos was close to being on fire as tight schedules dictated which location to be next.

Because of the overlapping final weekend in Cheyenne and four days of regular performances in Deadwood, the two become a bit of a marathon to say the least. It also makes it difficult because anyone who makes the short round in Cheyenne has to draw out of Deadwood if they’re entered on Sunday. However, most of the athletes are used to it and having just come off from the big 4th of July run – they know how to make it all work.

Much to the relief of contestants, there was talk behind the chutes in Deadwood of changing things next year so there is no longer a conflict with that final performance and the short round in Cheyenne. Although nothing has been etched in stone, several officials spoke of perhaps having two Saturday performances next year in Deadwood which would free up Sunday for those who make it to the short go in Cheyenne.

Both rodeo committees said they thought attendance was down a bit this year compared to last and speculate the cost of fuel is the culprit. It was hard to tell that fact by the roar of the crowd in Deadwood, however, when local favorites entered the arena to show their grit.

Saddle bronc rider and National Finals average winner JJ Elshere of Quinn, SD once again proved he has what it takes to be a champion with an incredible 90 point ride on Saturday, July 26. Elshere was matched up with Burch Rodeo Company’s Crazy Train. The crowd came to their feet watching the young South Dakota cowboy, husband and father ride with his level of professionalism and style.

“The horse was electric,” said Elshere. “She made me have to hustle. It was a great horse that the boys brought to town and I’m tickled that I got her rode. It’s a great and historical rodeo and I’m really honored to say I won it once.”

Oelrichs, SD cowgirl Lisa Lockhart had an amazing barrel racing run with a time of 16.35 seconds. Although many great runs followed hers in the slack and regular performances, no one could touch her time.

The Days of ’76 rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada to Deadwood for the last weekend of July which is always marked as a big rodeo weekend with “The Grandaddy of ’em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days held during the same time. The highway between the two rodeos was close to being on fire as tight schedules dictated which location to be next.

Because of the overlapping final weekend in Cheyenne and four days of regular performances in Deadwood, the two become a bit of a marathon to say the least. It also makes it difficult because anyone who makes the short round in Cheyenne has to draw out of Deadwood if they’re entered on Sunday. However, most of the athletes are used to it and having just come off from the big 4th of July run – they know how to make it all work.

Much to the relief of contestants, there was talk behind the chutes in Deadwood of changing things next year so there is no longer a conflict with that final performance and the short round in Cheyenne. Although nothing has been etched in stone, several officials spoke of perhaps having two Saturday performances next year in Deadwood which would free up Sunday for those who make it to the short go in Cheyenne.

Both rodeo committees said they thought attendance was down a bit this year compared to last and speculate the cost of fuel is the culprit. It was hard to tell that fact by the roar of the crowd in Deadwood, however, when local favorites entered the arena to show their grit.

Saddle bronc rider and National Finals average winner JJ Elshere of Quinn, SD once again proved he has what it takes to be a champion with an incredible 90 point ride on Saturday, July 26. Elshere was matched up with Burch Rodeo Company’s Crazy Train. The crowd came to their feet watching the young South Dakota cowboy, husband and father ride with his level of professionalism and style.

“The horse was electric,” said Elshere. “She made me have to hustle. It was a great horse that the boys brought to town and I’m tickled that I got her rode. It’s a great and historical rodeo and I’m really honored to say I won it once.”

Oelrichs, SD cowgirl Lisa Lockhart had an amazing barrel racing run with a time of 16.35 seconds. Although many great runs followed hers in the slack and regular performances, no one could touch her time.

The Days of ’76 rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada to Deadwood for the last weekend of July which is always marked as a big rodeo weekend with “The Grandaddy of ’em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days held during the same time. The highway between the two rodeos was close to being on fire as tight schedules dictated which location to be next.

Because of the overlapping final weekend in Cheyenne and four days of regular performances in Deadwood, the two become a bit of a marathon to say the least. It also makes it difficult because anyone who makes the short round in Cheyenne has to draw out of Deadwood if they’re entered on Sunday. However, most of the athletes are used to it and having just come off from the big 4th of July run – they know how to make it all work.

Much to the relief of contestants, there was talk behind the chutes in Deadwood of changing things next year so there is no longer a conflict with that final performance and the short round in Cheyenne. Although nothing has been etched in stone, several officials spoke of perhaps having two Saturday performances next year in Deadwood which would free up Sunday for those who make it to the short go in Cheyenne.

Both rodeo committees said they thought attendance was down a bit this year compared to last and speculate the cost of fuel is the culprit. It was hard to tell that fact by the roar of the crowd in Deadwood, however, when local favorites entered the arena to show their grit.

Saddle bronc rider and National Finals average winner JJ Elshere of Quinn, SD once again proved he has what it takes to be a champion with an incredible 90 point ride on Saturday, July 26. Elshere was matched up with Burch Rodeo Company’s Crazy Train. The crowd came to their feet watching the young South Dakota cowboy, husband and father ride with his level of professionalism and style.

“The horse was electric,” said Elshere. “She made me have to hustle. It was a great horse that the boys brought to town and I’m tickled that I got her rode. It’s a great and historical rodeo and I’m really honored to say I won it once.”

Oelrichs, SD cowgirl Lisa Lockhart had an amazing barrel racing run with a time of 16.35 seconds. Although many great runs followed hers in the slack and regular performances, no one could touch her time.

The Days of ’76 rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada to Deadwood for the last weekend of July which is always marked as a big rodeo weekend with “The Grandaddy of ’em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days held during the same time. The highway between the two rodeos was close to being on fire as tight schedules dictated which location to be next.

Because of the overlapping final weekend in Cheyenne and four days of regular performances in Deadwood, the two become a bit of a marathon to say the least. It also makes it difficult because anyone who makes the short round in Cheyenne has to draw out of Deadwood if they’re entered on Sunday. However, most of the athletes are used to it and having just come off from the big 4th of July run – they know how to make it all work.

Much to the relief of contestants, there was talk behind the chutes in Deadwood of changing things next year so there is no longer a conflict with that final performance and the short round in Cheyenne. Although nothing has been etched in stone, several officials spoke of perhaps having two Saturday performances next year in Deadwood which would free up Sunday for those who make it to the short go in Cheyenne.

Both rodeo committees said they thought attendance was down a bit this year compared to last and speculate the cost of fuel is the culprit. It was hard to tell that fact by the roar of the crowd in Deadwood, however, when local favorites entered the arena to show their grit.

Saddle bronc rider and National Finals average winner JJ Elshere of Quinn, SD once again proved he has what it takes to be a champion with an incredible 90 point ride on Saturday, July 26. Elshere was matched up with Burch Rodeo Company’s Crazy Train. The crowd came to their feet watching the young South Dakota cowboy, husband and father ride with his level of professionalism and style.

“The horse was electric,” said Elshere. “She made me have to hustle. It was a great horse that the boys brought to town and I’m tickled that I got her rode. It’s a great and historical rodeo and I’m really honored to say I won it once.”

Oelrichs, SD cowgirl Lisa Lockhart had an amazing barrel racing run with a time of 16.35 seconds. Although many great runs followed hers in the slack and regular performances, no one could touch her time.

The Days of ’76 rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada to Deadwood for the last weekend of July which is always marked as a big rodeo weekend with “The Grandaddy of ’em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days held during the same time. The highway between the two rodeos was close to being on fire as tight schedules dictated which location to be next.

Because of the overlapping final weekend in Cheyenne and four days of regular performances in Deadwood, the two become a bit of a marathon to say the least. It also makes it difficult because anyone who makes the short round in Cheyenne has to draw out of Deadwood if they’re entered on Sunday. However, most of the athletes are used to it and having just come off from the big 4th of July run – they know how to make it all work.

Much to the relief of contestants, there was talk behind the chutes in Deadwood of changing things next year so there is no longer a conflict with that final performance and the short round in Cheyenne. Although nothing has been etched in stone, several officials spoke of perhaps having two Saturday performances next year in Deadwood which would free up Sunday for those who make it to the short go in Cheyenne.

Both rodeo committees said they thought attendance was down a bit this year compared to last and speculate the cost of fuel is the culprit. It was hard to tell that fact by the roar of the crowd in Deadwood, however, when local favorites entered the arena to show their grit.

Saddle bronc rider and National Finals average winner JJ Elshere of Quinn, SD once again proved he has what it takes to be a champion with an incredible 90 point ride on Saturday, July 26. Elshere was matched up with Burch Rodeo Company’s Crazy Train. The crowd came to their feet watching the young South Dakota cowboy, husband and father ride with his level of professionalism and style.

“The horse was electric,” said Elshere. “She made me have to hustle. It was a great horse that the boys brought to town and I’m tickled that I got her rode. It’s a great and historical rodeo and I’m really honored to say I won it once.”

Oelrichs, SD cowgirl Lisa Lockhart had an amazing barrel racing run with a time of 16.35 seconds. Although many great runs followed hers in the slack and regular performances, no one could touch her time.

The Days of ’76 rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada to Deadwood for the last weekend of July which is always marked as a big rodeo weekend with “The Grandaddy of ’em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days held during the same time. The highway between the two rodeos was close to being on fire as tight schedules dictated which location to be next.

Because of the overlapping final weekend in Cheyenne and four days of regular performances in Deadwood, the two become a bit of a marathon to say the least. It also makes it difficult because anyone who makes the short round in Cheyenne has to draw out of Deadwood if they’re entered on Sunday. However, most of the athletes are used to it and having just come off from the big 4th of July run – they know how to make it all work.

Much to the relief of contestants, there was talk behind the chutes in Deadwood of changing things next year so there is no longer a conflict with that final performance and the short round in Cheyenne. Although nothing has been etched in stone, several officials spoke of perhaps having two Saturday performances next year in Deadwood which would free up Sunday for those who make it to the short go in Cheyenne.

Both rodeo committees said they thought attendance was down a bit this year compared to last and speculate the cost of fuel is the culprit. It was hard to tell that fact by the roar of the crowd in Deadwood, however, when local favorites entered the arena to show their grit.

Saddle bronc rider and National Finals average winner JJ Elshere of Quinn, SD once again proved he has what it takes to be a champion with an incredible 90 point ride on Saturday, July 26. Elshere was matched up with Burch Rodeo Company’s Crazy Train. The crowd came to their feet watching the young South Dakota cowboy, husband and father ride with his level of professionalism and style.

“The horse was electric,” said Elshere. “She made me have to hustle. It was a great horse that the boys brought to town and I’m tickled that I got her rode. It’s a great and historical rodeo and I’m really honored to say I won it once.”

Oelrichs, SD cowgirl Lisa Lockhart had an amazing barrel racing run with a time of 16.35 seconds. Although many great runs followed hers in the slack and regular performances, no one could touch her time.

The Days of ’76 rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada to Deadwood for the last weekend of July which is always marked as a big rodeo weekend with “The Grandaddy of ’em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days held during the same time. The highway between the two rodeos was close to being on fire as tight schedules dictated which location to be next.

Because of the overlapping final weekend in Cheyenne and four days of regular performances in Deadwood, the two become a bit of a marathon to say the least. It also makes it difficult because anyone who makes the short round in Cheyenne has to draw out of Deadwood if they’re entered on Sunday. However, most of the athletes are used to it and having just come off from the big 4th of July run – they know how to make it all work.

Much to the relief of contestants, there was talk behind the chutes in Deadwood of changing things next year so there is no longer a conflict with that final performance and the short round in Cheyenne. Although nothing has been etched in stone, several officials spoke of perhaps having two Saturday performances next year in Deadwood which would free up Sunday for those who make it to the short go in Cheyenne.

Both rodeo committees said they thought attendance was down a bit this year compared to last and speculate the cost of fuel is the culprit. It was hard to tell that fact by the roar of the crowd in Deadwood, however, when local favorites entered the arena to show their grit.

Saddle bronc rider and National Finals average winner JJ Elshere of Quinn, SD once again proved he has what it takes to be a champion with an incredible 90 point ride on Saturday, July 26. Elshere was matched up with Burch Rodeo Company’s Crazy Train. The crowd came to their feet watching the young South Dakota cowboy, husband and father ride with his level of professionalism and style.

“The horse was electric,” said Elshere. “She made me have to hustle. It was a great horse that the boys brought to town and I’m tickled that I got her rode. It’s a great and historical rodeo and I’m really honored to say I won it once.”

Oelrichs, SD cowgirl Lisa Lockhart had an amazing barrel racing run with a time of 16.35 seconds. Although many great runs followed hers in the slack and regular performances, no one could touch her time.

The Days of ’76 rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada to Deadwood for the last weekend of July which is always marked as a big rodeo weekend with “The Grandaddy of ’em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days held during the same time. The highway between the two rodeos was close to being on fire as tight schedules dictated which location to be next.

Because of the overlapping final weekend in Cheyenne and four days of regular performances in Deadwood, the two become a bit of a marathon to say the least. It also makes it difficult because anyone who makes the short round in Cheyenne has to draw out of Deadwood if they’re entered on Sunday. However, most of the athletes are used to it and having just come off from the big 4th of July run – they know how to make it all work.

Much to the relief of contestants, there was talk behind the chutes in Deadwood of changing things next year so there is no longer a conflict with that final performance and the short round in Cheyenne. Although nothing has been etched in stone, several officials spoke of perhaps having two Saturday performances next year in Deadwood which would free up Sunday for those who make it to the short go in Cheyenne.

Both rodeo committees said they thought attendance was down a bit this year compared to last and speculate the cost of fuel is the culprit. It was hard to tell that fact by the roar of the crowd in Deadwood, however, when local favorites entered the arena to show their grit.

Saddle bronc rider and National Finals average winner JJ Elshere of Quinn, SD once again proved he has what it takes to be a champion with an incredible 90 point ride on Saturday, July 26. Elshere was matched up with Burch Rodeo Company’s Crazy Train. The crowd came to their feet watching the young South Dakota cowboy, husband and father ride with his level of professionalism and style.

“The horse was electric,” said Elshere. “She made me have to hustle. It was a great horse that the boys brought to town and I’m tickled that I got her rode. It’s a great and historical rodeo and I’m really honored to say I won it once.”

Oelrichs, SD cowgirl Lisa Lockhart had an amazing barrel racing run with a time of 16.35 seconds. Although many great runs followed hers in the slack and regular performances, no one could touch her time.

The Days of ’76 rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada to Deadwood for the last weekend of July which is always marked as a big rodeo weekend with “The Grandaddy of ’em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days held during the same time. The highway between the two rodeos was close to being on fire as tight schedules dictated which location to be next.

Because of the overlapping final weekend in Cheyenne and four days of regular performances in Deadwood, the two become a bit of a marathon to say the least. It also makes it difficult because anyone who makes the short round in Cheyenne has to draw out of Deadwood if they’re entered on Sunday. However, most of the athletes are used to it and having just come off from the big 4th of July run – they know how to make it all work.

Much to the relief of contestants, there was talk behind the chutes in Deadwood of changing things next year so there is no longer a conflict with that final performance and the short round in Cheyenne. Although nothing has been etched in stone, several officials spoke of perhaps having two Saturday performances next year in Deadwood which would free up Sunday for those who make it to the short go in Cheyenne.

Both rodeo committees said they thought attendance was down a bit this year compared to last and speculate the cost of fuel is the culprit. It was hard to tell that fact by the roar of the crowd in Deadwood, however, when local favorites entered the arena to show their grit.

Saddle bronc rider and National Finals average winner JJ Elshere of Quinn, SD once again proved he has what it takes to be a champion with an incredible 90 point ride on Saturday, July 26. Elshere was matched up with Burch Rodeo Company’s Crazy Train. The crowd came to their feet watching the young South Dakota cowboy, husband and father ride with his level of professionalism and style.

“The horse was electric,” said Elshere. “She made me have to hustle. It was a great horse that the boys brought to town and I’m tickled that I got her rode. It’s a great and historical rodeo and I’m really honored to say I won it once.”

Oelrichs, SD cowgirl Lisa Lockhart had an amazing barrel racing run with a time of 16.35 seconds. Although many great runs followed hers in the slack and regular performances, no one could touch her time.

The Days of ’76 rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada to Deadwood for the last weekend of July which is always marked as a big rodeo weekend with “The Grandaddy of ’em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days held during the same time. The highway between the two rodeos was close to being on fire as tight schedules dictated which location to be next.

Because of the overlapping final weekend in Cheyenne and four days of regular performances in Deadwood, the two become a bit of a marathon to say the least. It also makes it difficult because anyone who makes the short round in Cheyenne has to draw out of Deadwood if they’re entered on Sunday. However, most of the athletes are used to it and having just come off from the big 4th of July run – they know how to make it all work.

Much to the relief of contestants, there was talk behind the chutes in Deadwood of changing things next year so there is no longer a conflict with that final performance and the short round in Cheyenne. Although nothing has been etched in stone, several officials spoke of perhaps having two Saturday performances next year in Deadwood which would free up Sunday for those who make it to the short go in Cheyenne.

Both rodeo committees said they thought attendance was down a bit this year compared to last and speculate the cost of fuel is the culprit. It was hard to tell that fact by the roar of the crowd in Deadwood, however, when local favorites entered the arena to show their grit.

Saddle bronc rider and National Finals average winner JJ Elshere of Quinn, SD once again proved he has what it takes to be a champion with an incredible 90 point ride on Saturday, July 26. Elshere was matched up with Burch Rodeo Company’s Crazy Train. The crowd came to their feet watching the young South Dakota cowboy, husband and father ride with his level of professionalism and style.

“The horse was electric,” said Elshere. “She made me have to hustle. It was a great horse that the boys brought to town and I’m tickled that I got her rode. It’s a great and historical rodeo and I’m really honored to say I won it once.”

Oelrichs, SD cowgirl Lisa Lockhart had an amazing barrel racing run with a time of 16.35 seconds. Although many great runs followed hers in the slack and regular performances, no one could touch her time.

The Days of ’76 rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada to Deadwood for the last weekend of July which is always marked as a big rodeo weekend with “The Grandaddy of ’em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days held during the same time. The highway between the two rodeos was close to being on fire as tight schedules dictated which location to be next.

Because of the overlapping final weekend in Cheyenne and four days of regular performances in Deadwood, the two become a bit of a marathon to say the least. It also makes it difficult because anyone who makes the short round in Cheyenne has to draw out of Deadwood if they’re entered on Sunday. However, most of the athletes are used to it and having just come off from the big 4th of July run – they know how to make it all work.

Much to the relief of contestants, there was talk behind the chutes in Deadwood of changing things next year so there is no longer a conflict with that final performance and the short round in Cheyenne. Although nothing has been etched in stone, several officials spoke of perhaps having two Saturday performances next year in Deadwood which would free up Sunday for those who make it to the short go in Cheyenne.

Both rodeo committees said they thought attendance was down a bit this year compared to last and speculate the cost of fuel is the culprit. It was hard to tell that fact by the roar of the crowd in Deadwood, however, when local favorites entered the arena to show their grit.

Saddle bronc rider and National Finals average winner JJ Elshere of Quinn, SD once again proved he has what it takes to be a champion with an incredible 90 point ride on Saturday, July 26. Elshere was matched up with Burch Rodeo Company’s Crazy Train. The crowd came to their feet watching the young South Dakota cowboy, husband and father ride with his level of professionalism and style.

“The horse was electric,” said Elshere. “She made me have to hustle. It was a great horse that the boys brought to town and I’m tickled that I got her rode. It’s a great and historical rodeo and I’m really honored to say I won it once.”

Oelrichs, SD cowgirl Lisa Lockhart had an amazing barrel racing run with a time of 16.35 seconds. Although many great runs followed hers in the slack and regular performances, no one could touch her time.

The Days of ’76 rodeo brought cowboys and cowgirls from throughout the U.S. and Canada to Deadwood for the last weekend of July which is always marked as a big rodeo weekend with “The Grandaddy of ’em All,” Cheyenne Frontier Days held during the same time. The highway between the two rodeos was close to being on fire as tight schedules dictated which location to be next.

Because of the overlapping final weekend in Cheyenne and four days of regular performances in Deadwood, the two become a bit of a marathon to say the least. It also makes it difficult because anyone who makes the short round in Cheyenne has to draw out of Deadwood if they’re entered on Sunday. However, most of the athletes are used to it and having just come off from the big 4th of July run – they know how to make it all work.

Much to the relief of contestants, there was talk behind the chutes in Deadwood of changing things next year so there is no longer a conflict with that final performance and the short round in Cheyenne. Although nothing has been etched in stone, several officials spoke of perhaps having two Saturday performances next year in Deadwood which would free up Sunday for those who make it to the short go in Cheyenne.

Both rodeo committees said they thought attendance was down a bit this year compared to last and speculate the cost of fuel is the culprit. It was hard to tell that fact by the roar of the crowd in Deadwood, however, when local favorites entered the arena to show their grit.

Saddle bronc rider and National Finals average winner JJ Elshere of Quinn, SD once again proved he has what it takes to be a champion with an incredible 90 point ride on Saturday, July 26. Elshere was matched up with Burch Rodeo Company’s Crazy Train. The crowd came to their feet watching the young South Dakota cowboy, husband and father ride with his level of professionalism and style.

“The horse was electric,” said Elshere. “She made me have to hustle. It was a great horse that the boys brought to town and I’m tickled that I got her rode. It’s a great and historical rodeo and I’m really honored to say I won it once.”

Oelrichs, SD cowgirl Lisa Lockhart had an amazing barrel racing run with a time of 16.35 seconds. Although many great runs followed hers in the slack and regular performances, no one could touch her time.

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