High school athletes compete in 20X Rodeo

Top high school competitors showed off their rodeo abilities to help them pay for their college tuitions.

Rodeo Rapid City saw the state’s best athletes compete during the 20X High School Showcase Rodeo at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center’s Don Barnett Arena on Sunday.

Riders competed in a number of traditional rodeo events, such as steer roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

Winners came home with the Maynard trophy buckles and college scholarships.

Farm Credit Services of America also presented a $700 check to the South Dakota High School Rodeo Association during the competition.

With each participant putting their best on display, some riders saw an opportunity to learn from the competition.

Chance Grill, a rodeo athlete and Edgemont High School student, said he looked forward to riding alongside rodeo elites from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

“It’s always fun to compete in the same arena as the PRCA guys,” Grill said. “It always brings a new level of excitement.”

Stran Smith of Lantry took home first place in bull riding, while Tatum Carey of Huron scored first in barrel racing.

For a full list of winners, click here to download the results sheet.

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