Lasso Some Fun - South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals


  Thursday, July 10, 8pm (7 MT)

  Sunday, July 13, 1pm (Noon MT)

   Saddle up! Young cowboys and cowgirls are gearing up up for the 2014 South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals. Highlights air on SDPB Television on Thursday, July 10, at 8pm (7 MT), and Sunday, July 13, at 1pm (Noon MT).

   The program features two hours of excitement from the state competition held in Belle Fourche on June, 18-22.

   The SDPB Television production, with commentary from Dale Christensen and Terri Kissack, will present the highlights from this year’s competition, including the top 16 in Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc, Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Break Away Roping, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Bull Riding, Boys Cutting, and Girls Cutting. The program also includes interviews with saddle winners, queens, rookie cowgirl and cowboy, and all-around cowgirl and cowboy.

   Each year, South Dakota’s best young cowboys and cowgirls show off their skills for a chance to compete in the national finals. The contestants are all under age 20. To qualify they must have just successfully completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in high school. Students qualify for the state finals by earning points at regional meets.

   Tune in and lasso some fun.

   The program may be purchased at Shop SDPB (click on “Shop” in the top menu at

   Rodeo photo provided courtesy of Johnny's Photo, 835 Fairview Dr., Belle Fourche,SD 57717. The 2014 South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals are supported by Dacotah Bank, Farmers Union Insurance and Taco John’s.


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