South Dakota Junior High State Finals: Future rodeo stars in the making

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Junior High State Rodeo Finals wrapped up on Sunday at the Central States Fairgrounds.

After two days of exciting action, the winners were crowned in all 13 events.

Around 100 contestants from across the state competed this weekend.


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Featured Highlights from the Short-go

Girls Breakaway

– Peyton Porch, Kadoka      4.38 seconds

– Jaelyn Wendt, Newell       3.72 seconds


Ribbon Roping

– John Halverson, Fairview       13.37 seconds

– Sidney Johnson, Sisseton       13.37 seconds


Boys Breakaway

– Sern Weishaar, Belle Fourche        4.62 seconds

– Bobby Brewer, Dupree                     3.43 seconds



State Champions (Unofficially)


– Talon Ping, Highmore      163 points on 3 head


Boys Breakaway

– Bobby Brewer, Dupree


Bull Riding

– Tyson Hill, White River         172 points on 3 head


Chute Dogging

– Dalton Porch, Kadoka


Girls Goat Tying

– Mataya Ward, Fruitdale


Girls Breakaway

– Jaelyn Wendt, Newell


Pole Bending

– Gabi Irving, Pierre


Ribbon Roping

– John Halverson, Fairview

– Sidney Johnson, Sisseton


Saddle Bronc

– Rope Roghair, Isabel       105 points on 2 head


Tie Down Roping

– Tristan Spencer, Pierre


Barrel Racing  N/A

Team Roping   N/A

Boys Goat Tying  N/A

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