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Three Elshere bronc riders to compete in Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo

MINOT, ND – Expect to hear the name Elshere announced several times in the saddle bronc riding at the Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, presented by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, Oct. 8-11, at the State Fair Center in Minot, ND. Brothers Ryan and J.J. Elshere, along with their cousin, Cole Elshere, will be among the contestants.

Ryan and J.J., along with an older brother and sister, grew up in Milesville, SD, about 30 miles north of Philip. Ryan, 33, ranches outside Elm Springs, SD, and J.J., 29, lives in Quinn. Cole, 20, grew up in Faith, SD, and is a college student in Gillette, WY.

J.J. Elshere, who competes full-time, is a two-time Badlands Circuit champion and is in third place in the PRCA World Standings with only the Heartland ProRodeo Championships remaining in the 2009 season. J.J., who hopes to make the family proud, appears to be headed to his third Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Dec. 3-12, in Las Vegas. J.J. claimed the average title at the 2006 Wrangler NFR.

Along with competing and enjoying the circuit finals, the Elshere clan is using the event as somewhat of a family reunion. The cousins – Ryan’s three kids, ages 10, 6 and 2, and J.J.’s three boys, ages 7, 5 and five months – will have time to play together while their dads ride saddle broncs.

“The cousins have a good time,” J.J. said. “They’ll have a ball.”

For more information about the Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, visit http://www.MinotYsMensRodeo.com.

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MINOT, ND – Expect to hear the name Elshere announced several times in the saddle bronc riding at the Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, presented by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, Oct. 8-11, at the State Fair Center in Minot, ND. Brothers Ryan and J.J. Elshere, along with their cousin, Cole Elshere, will be among the contestants.

Ryan and J.J., along with an older brother and sister, grew up in Milesville, SD, about 30 miles north of Philip. Ryan, 33, ranches outside Elm Springs, SD, and J.J., 29, lives in Quinn. Cole, 20, grew up in Faith, SD, and is a college student in Gillette, WY.

J.J. Elshere, who competes full-time, is a two-time Badlands Circuit champion and is in third place in the PRCA World Standings with only the Heartland ProRodeo Championships remaining in the 2009 season. J.J., who hopes to make the family proud, appears to be headed to his third Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Dec. 3-12, in Las Vegas. J.J. claimed the average title at the 2006 Wrangler NFR.

Along with competing and enjoying the circuit finals, the Elshere clan is using the event as somewhat of a family reunion. The cousins – Ryan’s three kids, ages 10, 6 and 2, and J.J.’s three boys, ages 7, 5 and five months – will have time to play together while their dads ride saddle broncs.

“The cousins have a good time,” J.J. said. “They’ll have a ball.”

For more information about the Dodge Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, visit http://www.MinotYsMensRodeo.com.