State High School Finals Rodeo underway in Belle Fourche

BELLE FOURCHE – The first South Dakota High School Finals Rodeo was held in New Underwood back in 1949.

Seventy years later, the event is still going strong.

This week, hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls are in Belle Fourche for the state finals.

The contestants are all vying for a chance to move onto the National High School Finals Rodeo next month in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

In fact, the top four contestants in each event qualify for the National Finals Team.

For complete results from the SDHSRA Finals, click here.

Featured Highlights

1st performance – Thursday, June 13


Goat Tying

2nd  Whitley Heitsch, Hermosa     8.19 seconds

1st   Shantell Brewer, Dupree         8.13 seconds


Bull Riding

Lante Swallow, Batesland        No Score


Team Roping

5th   Denton Good, Long Valley     14.31 seconds

Riley Hannum, Ft. Pierre


Barrel Racing

3rd  Wacey Brown, Piedmont           17.51 seconds

1st  Mikenzy Miller, Faith                  17.24 seconds



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