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Badlands Circuit bestows 2011 animal awards

Courtesy photo/www.CowboyImages.net627 Fraid Knot carries Chase Kukuchka to a first place finish at the fourth performance of the 2011 Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo in Minot. The Buckskin Paint mare is owned by Korkow Rodeo Co. of Pierre, SD.

MINOT, ND – It may not be Wall Street stock, but two South Dakota families are proud to own this kind of stock.

The livestock of the Korkow family of Pierre and the Sutton family of Onida have been honored as Badlands Circuit Livestock of the Finals and Livestock of the Year, respectively, for their ability to buck off cowboys and compete in the arena.

Korkow Rodeos, owned by the families of Jim and Carol Korkow and their son and his wife TJ and Brie, have made a clean sweep of all three categories of Badlands Circuit Livestock of the Finals. Cowboys competing at the Finals voted on the best bareback horse, saddle bronc horse, and bull, following the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo held in Minot, ND in early October. Winners in each category were 505 Inky, as a bareback horse, 627 Fraid Knot as the saddle bronc horse, and the bull 787 Bad Habit.

Inky is a six-year-old Paint mare, and Fraid Knot is a five-year-old Buckskin Paint gelding. Both have bucked at rodeos from Washington state to Idaho, Kansas, Texas and the Dakotas this summer, and both are out of the famous Korkow stud Korczack.

The bull Bad Habit is a four-year-old solid red bull who in 13 attempts this year, has never been ridden. All three of the Korkow animals honored are ranch raised, and the Korkow family has been in the rodeo stock contracting business since the early 1950s.

All three of those animals have been chosen to buck at ProRodeo’s world championship, the National Finals Rodeo, this December in Las Vegas.

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Sutton Rodeo Co., owned by Jim and Julie Sutton and their son Steve and his wife Kim, have won all three categories of Badlands Circuit Livestock of the Year. Their animals: -303 Crystalyx, 420 Chuckulator and 22 Crystal Springs Peach, have won the categories of bareback horse, saddle bronc horse, and bull, respectively.

Crystalyx is an eight-year-old stud who has won the award for the second year in a row. He also bucks in the saddle bronc riding. Chuckulator is a seven-year-old stud, and both horses have mothers out of the Sutton bucking horse Mr. T, and both will have their second colt crop next year.

Crystal Springs Peach is a bull purchased by the Sutton family, and the orange high-horned Brahma is definitely “rodeo looking,” said Steve Sutton. He has a buck-off rate of 75 percent in the 12 times he was bucked in the last two years. He is partly owned by the Crystal Springs (SD) rodeo committee.

MINOT, ND – It may not be Wall Street stock, but two South Dakota families are proud to own this kind of stock.

The livestock of the Korkow family of Pierre and the Sutton family of Onida have been honored as Badlands Circuit Livestock of the Finals and Livestock of the Year, respectively, for their ability to buck off cowboys and compete in the arena.

Korkow Rodeos, owned by the families of Jim and Carol Korkow and their son and his wife TJ and Brie, have made a clean sweep of all three categories of Badlands Circuit Livestock of the Finals. Cowboys competing at the Finals voted on the best bareback horse, saddle bronc horse, and bull, following the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo held in Minot, ND in early October. Winners in each category were 505 Inky, as a bareback horse, 627 Fraid Knot as the saddle bronc horse, and the bull 787 Bad Habit.

Inky is a six-year-old Paint mare, and Fraid Knot is a five-year-old Buckskin Paint gelding. Both have bucked at rodeos from Washington state to Idaho, Kansas, Texas and the Dakotas this summer, and both are out of the famous Korkow stud Korczack.

The bull Bad Habit is a four-year-old solid red bull who in 13 attempts this year, has never been ridden. All three of the Korkow animals honored are ranch raised, and the Korkow family has been in the rodeo stock contracting business since the early 1950s.

All three of those animals have been chosen to buck at ProRodeo’s world championship, the National Finals Rodeo, this December in Las Vegas.

Sutton Rodeo Co., owned by Jim and Julie Sutton and their son Steve and his wife Kim, have won all three categories of Badlands Circuit Livestock of the Year. Their animals: -303 Crystalyx, 420 Chuckulator and 22 Crystal Springs Peach, have won the categories of bareback horse, saddle bronc horse, and bull, respectively.

Crystalyx is an eight-year-old stud who has won the award for the second year in a row. He also bucks in the saddle bronc riding. Chuckulator is a seven-year-old stud, and both horses have mothers out of the Sutton bucking horse Mr. T, and both will have their second colt crop next year.

Crystal Springs Peach is a bull purchased by the Sutton family, and the orange high-horned Brahma is definitely “rodeo looking,” said Steve Sutton. He has a buck-off rate of 75 percent in the 12 times he was bucked in the last two years. He is partly owned by the Crystal Springs (SD) rodeo committee.

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