32 riders selected in “Broncs for Breakfast” competition

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The 2021 Black Hills Stock Show has been a hit this year, and organizers were excited for a chance to bring back Broncs for Breakfast.

Breakfast began at 8 a.m. and the bronc riding started at 10 a.m. for spectators. Bronc riding was open to everyone, but there was limited spacing. Around 51 riders were interested in the competition, but only 32 were selected from a raffle. For those who could participate, it was an exciting time, as for many, it was their first time this year bronc riding.

“A lot of the guys, you know, we kinda go through, and we have rodeos throughout the year,” said defending champion, Justin Quint. “But with the COVID and everything else, everybody is pretty rusty, and just kinda doing your regular ranch work will get you ready for it. A lot of our events have been cancelled, we’re just grateful South Dakota is still on the right track and we get to still come out and play.”

Scores were based on riders being wild yet controlled, aggressive, spur stroke, and drag timing. Following the initial ride, the top eight advanced to the short-go and competed for a total of $6,000.

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