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2024 SDHSRA National Rodeo Qualifiers

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The 2024 SDHSRA state rodeo finals took place this week from Ft. Pierre. Here are all of the individuals who qualified for nationals at this year's event.

2024 Queen: Tava Sexton (Whitewood)
All-Around Cowboy: Gabe Glines (Smithwick)
All-Around Cowgirl: Ryen Sheppick (Pierre)
Rookie Cowboy: Wynn Lawrence (White Horse)
Rookie Cowgirl: Arina Haugen (Sturgis)

Bareback Riding
1. Talon Ping (Highmore)
2. Talon Yellow Hawk (Blunt)
3. Taylon Carmody (Mobridge)
4. Taos Weborg (Gregory)

Barrel Racing
1. Arina Haugen (Sturgis)
2. Sattyn Wilson (Buffalo)
3. Makenzee Wheelhouse (Pierre)
4. Jayda Reinert (Wall)

Breakaway Roping
1. Ryen Sheppick (Pierre)
2. Kelsi Costello (Newell)
3. Arina Haugen (Sturgis)
4. Sophie Hruby (Hemmingford)

Bull Riding
1. Hazin Schmidt (White River)
2. Wynn Lawrence (White Horse)
3. Brady Meyer (Huron)
4. Laddimer Clifford (Kyle)

Boy’s Cutting
1. Rope Roghair (Isabel)
2. Gabe Glines (Smithwick)
3. Clay Stevens (St. Lawrence)
4. August Steele (Huron)

Goat Tying
1. Tierney Breen (Woonsocket)
2. Mataya Ward (Fruitdale)
3. Bailey Verhulst (Reva)
4. Raylee Fagerhaug (Wessington Springs)

Girl’s Cutting
1. Ryen Sheppick (Pierre)
2. Ramey Schack (Tolstoy)
3. Kimberly Johnson (Mudd Butte)
4. Tava Sexton (Whitewood)

Pole Bending
1. Tommie Martin (Hayes)
2. Piper Cordes (Wall)
3. Aspen Vining (Buffalo)
4. Arina Haugen (Sturgis)

Reined Cow Horse
1. Ryen Sheppick (Pierre)
2. Chase Brunsch (Pine Ridge)
3. Jakob Long (Enning)
4. Garret Phillips (Winner)

Saddle Bronc
1. Rope Roghair (Isabel)
2. Garit Hockett (Backus)
3. Ethan Johnson (Hoven)
4. Toarin Humble (Belle Fourche)

Steer Wrestling
1. Gabe Glines (Smithwick)
2. Quinn Moon (Creighton)
3. Treyvan Talsma (Springfield)
4. Kade Odens (Scotland)

Team Roping
1. Rance Bowden (Belle Fourche) and Sern Weishaar (Belle Fourche)
2. Drew Harper (Faith) and Jet Jensen (Belle Fourche)
3. William Waln (Martin) and Christopher Lurz (Philip)
4. Sidney Johnson (Sisseton) and Keylee Zancanella (Aurora)

1. Paden Belkham (Blunt)
2. Rance Bowden (Belle Fourche)
3. Dalton Porch (Kadoka)
4. Jace Blasius (Wall)

South Dakota High School Rodeo Association

Nate Wek is currently the sports content producer and sports and rec beat reporter for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. He is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism Broadcasting and a minor in Leadership. From 2010-2013 Nate was the Director of Gameday Media for the Sioux Falls Storm (Indoor Football League) football team. He also spent 2012 and 2013 as the News and Sports Director of KSDJ Radio in Brookings, SD. Nate, his wife Sarah, and two kids Braxan and Jordy, live in Canton, SD.