South Dakota: 2012 State Cowboy Mounted Shoot results
The Dakota Territory Mounted Shooting Club (DTMS) hosted 29 top cowboy mounted shooters from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska June 30-July 1 at the Whitehead Arena.
Competitors vied for cash, prizes and qualifying points for Nationals at the South Dakota State Cowboy Mounted Shoot.
One of the most exciting events in the horse world today, Cowboy Mounted Shooting combines history and horsemanship with skill and luck. Cowboys and cowgirls dress in 1890s period clothing and guide their horses at top-speed through various courses. This sport is similar to barrel racing, but competitors aim .45 single-action revolvers, rifles and shotguns at balloons.
The guns are loaded by a Certified Armor for safety and fire a specially loaded “blank” – just enough fire power to burst a balloon from 10-15 feet.
DTMS will host their next shoot at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, SD, on Aug. 31, at 1 p.m. in the North Arena on the Fairgrounds.
Wranglers: 1. Trey Seevers, North Platte, NE; 2. Brenna Comfert, Pukwana, SD; and 3. Myra Whitehead, Lennox, SD.
Men’s Overall: 1. Craig Shryock, Wessington Springs, SD.
Ladies Overall: 1. Kelli Shryock, Wessington Springs, SD.
Ladies Limited Buckle: 1. Stacey Brouwer, Hartford, SD.
Men’s Limited Buckle: 1. David Hassett, Grand Island, NE.
Rifle: 1. Tucker Ashley, Pukwana, SD; 2. Mitchell Venem, Milaca, MN; and 3. Rock Boyd, Volin, SD.
Shotgun: 1. Brett Borkowski, Wessington Springs, SD; 2. Mitchell Venem, Milaca, MN; and 3. Jerry Salestrom, Tekamah, NE.
Overall: 1. Craig Shryock, Wessington Springs, SD; 2. Brett Borkowski, Wessington Springs, SD; and 3. David Hassett, Grand Island, NE.F
– Dakota Territory Mounted Shooters
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