PRCA Hall of Famer Bob Tallman selected for 2010 Minot Rodeo
MINOT, ND – Rodeo personnel have been selected for the 36th annual Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo.
The event, hosted by the Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo at the State Fair Center in Minot, ND, features competition between the top cowboys and cowgirls in North and South Dakota. Cowboys will compete in bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping and bull riding. Barrel racing will be the women’s event.
Headlining contract personnel for the rodeo is PRCA Hall of Famer Bob Tallman. Tallman, of Poolville, TX, has announced ProRodeo’s world championship, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, 15 times. This is his second year in Minot, and he speaks highly of the rodeo and its committee. “It’s a dang good rodeo,” he said. “I work 40 venues a year and I’ve (announced rodeos) for 41 years. I’ve moved across a lot of people, and I love Minot. People care there.” Brent Jordan from Pray, MT, will co-announce the rodeo alongside Tallman.
Badlands Circuit bull riders selected two of the best bullfighters in the business. Veteran Josh Rivinius, Elgin, ND, will make his fifth appearance at the Badlands Circuit Finals, and joining him will be Colin LaMont, Glenham, SD. This will be LaMont’s first year at the Finals.
Pro rodeo clown and barrelman Denny Halstead from De Winton, Alberta, Canada, will be in the house providing the laughs and funny lines. Halstead is a two-time Canadian Pro Rodeo Entertainer of the Year.
Pickup men for the rodeo will be Tyler Robertson of Hermosa, SD and Brent Sutton from Onida, SD. Handling the secretary’s duties for the rodeo will be Jackie Higlin, Rapid City, SD.
Freestyle bullfighting will be the entertainment at the rodeo, which includes much more than just competition. A Cowboy Christmas Expo and Trade Show will feature western-themed items, and a Wild West Rodeo will be held for special kids. A team roping jackpot, ranch rodeo, and Think Pink Barrel Racing jackpot will also take place. Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and 4-Bears Casino and Lodge sponsor the Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo.
Tickets go on sale Sat., Sept. 25 at the Y’s Men’s ticket booth at the Dakota Square Shopping Center in Minot. Tickets can also be purchased via phone at 701-852-5577. For more information, visit http://www.MinotYsMensRodeo.com or “friend” the rodeo on Facebook.
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