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Elk’s Youth Rodeo
THE TWENTY FIFTH ANNUAL SHERIDAN, WYOMING, ELK’S YOUTH RODEO was held on August 26 and 27, 2017. The rodeo’s 26 events attracts contestants from Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. Three arenas, running at the same time, were used to accommodate the 744 entrees each day. Some of the events included 131 goat tiers, 128 barrel racers and 94 break away ropers each day. This was a hard two days with very skilled competitors. We were impressed with the contestants’ attitudes and their commitment.
Cash and awards of $71,590.00 were presented to contestants ages 17 and under. These consisted of cash and scholarships of $12,252.00 and awards valued at $59,338.00.
Ellie Bard, 16, from Sheridan, Wyoming, won the Senior All Around, a one-year lease of a new Ford truck, provided by Fremont Motors, Sheridan, WY. Ellie has been a contestant in this rodeo since she was a Pee Wee. She has always been willing to help other contestants or our rodeo crew. The Elks are very proud of her and wish her the best in the future.
Cooper Deveraux, 16, From Newcastle, Wyoming, won the All Around Youth award, a Jackson three horse slant load trailer, provided by Prime Rate Motors, Sheridan, WY.
Hadley Thompson, 9, from Yoder, Wyoming received a $2,000.00 scholarship as the All Around Youth Reserve Champion.
Krissy VanderVoort, 17, From Billings, Montana received the All Around Youth Reserve Runner-up $1,000.00 scholarship and Tanner McInerney, 17, From Alzada, Montana received the Senior Reserve Champion $2,000.00 scholarship
The Senior Reserve Runner-up receiving a saddle was Bella Fossum 16, From Billings, Montana. The saddle for the Intermediate All Around went to Haiden Thompson, 13, from Yoder, Wyoming. The saddle for the Junior All Around went to Hadley Thompson, 9, From Yoder, Wyoming, and the saddle for the pee wee all around went to Jewel Randall, 6, From Wheatland, Wyoming. The other winners are as shown on the attached list.
The Sheridan Elk’s Lodge #520 wishes to thank all of the contestants and sponsors for their help in making this possible and is looking forward to holding this event again next year.
Youth Rodeo Chairman