Black Hills Stock Show Ranch Rodeo Highlight of Winter Event
October 21, 2015
A competition to test working ranch cowboys is scheduled for Tuesday. Feb. 2, 2016 at the annual 58th annual Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. The popular Ranch Rodeo event attracts contestants from a five-state region to compete for the coveted title of Black Hills Stock Show Champion.
"For 28 years the Black Hills Stock Show Ranch Rodeo has been a feature event," said Ron Jeffries, Black Hills Stock Show General Manager. "The Ranch Rodeo highlights our hardworking ranch cowboys in a competition that has great rewards including saddles and cash prizes totaling over $30,000 awarded to top teams."
Teams will compete in events that mimic everyday ranch-like chores, but at breakneck speed. All teams entered will compete in the preliminaries, with the top ten teams qualifying for the finals to compete with the champions from the 2015 Black Hills Stock Show and Central States Fair Ranch Rodeos.
Among those champions are 2015 Black Hills Stock Show Ranch Rodeo Champions, Graff Ranch from Ainsworth, Nebraska. Together Josh Graff, Brady Graff, Miles Stoner and Clint Doll team beat out a total of 53 teams to claim top honors at the 2015 event.
Lex Grooms of Porcupine, South Dakota, along with teammates Jeremy Langdeau, Riley Chihawk and Michael McPherson will also automatically advance to the finals after their win at the 2015 Central States Fair Ranch Rodeo held in August.
The original Black Hills Stock Show Ranch Rodeo will be held at the James Kjerstad Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds with the prelims beginning at 9 a.m., a Calcutta at 5:30 p.m. and the finals will start at 7:30 p.m.
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Tickets are available now at http://www.blackhillsstockshow or at the Central States Fair office.
Produced by the Central States Fair, Inc., the Black Hills Stock Show began in 1959 as a venue to promote quality cattle in the region. Black Hills stock Show has since grown into a national showcase of horse and cattle genetics, as well as top quality competitions throughout the week-long event.
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