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Sundell, Diaz, more will ride in Camp Crook

The 50th Anniversary of the Camp Crook Roping Club celebration will start on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the Camp Crook Fairgrounds Arena with an invitational saddle bronc riding.

The $5,000 added purse has made of the list of saddle bronc riders planning to attend prestigious. Wade Sundell, Issac Diaz and Steven Dent have risen to the challenge. Our local heroes like Jesse Bail, Jake Costello, Teigen Schulke, Lane Sterling are committed to taking on the horses being brought to Camp Crook by well-known stock contractors. Among those planning to bring in the rough stock are: C & T Rodeo of Carlyle and Tooke; Russ Kling; Pete and Bud Longbrake and Jim Orahood of Malta, Montana. The entries will be limited to 25 saddle bronc riders. There will be a calcutta at the Fairgrounds arena at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. After the completion of the first round, eight riders will come back for the championship round. The top eight will be sold in a calcutta before the final championship round.

We will enjoy more local talent. Peyton Routier will perform her trick riding between the rounds. The tradition of good food and fun will continue with a concession stand and dance after the bronc riding. The Harding County Fair will have events on Saturday and on Sunday, Aug. 21, the Camp Crook Roping Club will again host the Slope Circuit Rodeo at the Camp Crook Fairgrounds Arena starting at noon. Here is your chance to see the best bronc riders in the world.

Camp Crook, South Dakota, sits on the border of South Dakota and Montana. It has over 125 years of history of broncs and the cowboys that try to ride them!

Fifty years ago, a group of local ranchers got together to start a roping club here in Camp Crook. The club was incorporated in 1966 and so the saga began. While termed a ‘roping club’ they have long hosted and put on rodeos at the Camp Crook arena and showcased the broncs and bronc riders in the area.

–Camp Crook Roping Club

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