Elks Youth Rodeo results
The twenty second annual Sheridan, Wyo., Elks Youth Rodeo featuring 26 events and a whole lot of fun took place Aug. 23-24, 2014. Contestants from Alberta, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, North Dakota, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming competed. Three arenas, running at the same time, were used to accommodate the 994 entrees each day. The two days of rain, mud and wind were not easy. The rodeo committee was impressed with the contestants’ attitudes and commitment under adverse conditions.
Cash and awards of $77,283 were presented to contestants ages 17 and under. These consisted of cash and scholarships of $14,122 and awards valued at $63,161.
Abi Deveraux, 16, from Newcastle, Wyo., won the Senior All Around, a one-year lease of a new Ford truck, provided by Fremont Motors, Sheridan, Wyo. Abi has been a contestant since she was a Pee Wee and has always been willing to help other contestants and the rodeo crew. The Elks are very proud of her and wish her the best in the future.
Caden Moreland, 9, Decker, Mont., won the All Around Youth award, a Jackson three horse slant load trailer, provided by Prime Rate Motors, Sheridan, Wyo.
Abi Deveraux also received a $2,000 scholarship as the All Around Youth Reserve Champion.
Tanner McInerney 14, From Alzada, Mont., received the All Around Youth Reserve Runner-up $1,000 scholarship as well as the Senior Reserve Champion $2,000 scholarship
The Senior Reserve Runner-up receiving a saddle was Saije Pollard 15, From Wyarno, Wyo. The saddle for the Intermediate All Around went to Anna Jorgenson, 12, Watford City, N.D. The saddle for the Junior All Around went to Caden Moreland, 9, From Decker, Montana, and the saddle for the pee wee all around went to Adelie Gonzales, 6, From Buffalo, Wyoming. The other winners are as shown on the attached list.
The Sheridan Elk’s Lodge thanks the contestants and sponsors for their help and looks forward to holding this event again next year. F
–editor’s note: watch next week’s paper for detailed results.
–Elks Youth Rodeo Committee