2nd night of rodeo rough for riders

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The second night of the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo belonged to the rough stock.

Coy Thorson of Fergus Falls, Minn., had the only qualified ride in the bull riding, and only one performance in any of the rough stock events was able to overtake the day-one participant scores as the annual rodeo came to a close on Aug. 16 at the Brown County Fair.

Troy Vaira of Richey, Mont., started the night with a 79-point ride in the bareback riding, a score that vaulted him into a tie for second place.

“It felt good,” Vaira said of his ride. “I knew these colts were going to buck. I saw them last night and I saw them in Sioux Falls, the same kind of horses. They all looked like they were really going to buck. So I knew he was going to be a little wild, but I was pretty happy with that.”

Vaira scored his ride on a horse named Nobody’s Home, and said he didn’t encounter any unexpected moves from his mount.

“I got on one that was just like him the other day,” Vaira said. “I kind of knew what to expect.”

Second place was as good as it got in the saddle bronc competition, as well. Dawson Jandreau of Kennebec rode his draw Spit Fire to a 79-point score.

That effort put him two points back of Cole Elshere’s 81-point performance on Aug. 15.

“I was actually pretty surprised,” Jandreau said. “It was a colt of Korkow’s (Korkow Rodeos). I didn’t know much on it. A kid got on him in Sioux Falls on Sunday and said he gave him too much rein, so I chopped him off and didn’t give him as much. He had a really nice day, and, luckily, I did, too.”

Tyler Schau of Almont, N.D., was the only cowboy to slide into the top spot of the two-day standings, recording a time of 4 seconds in the steer wrestling event.

Thorson’s ride of 70 points on a bull named Jordan was good for third place.

The roping events proved fruitful on Aug. 16 as Ryan Von Ahn and J.W. Beck recorded a time of 4.4 seconds during the slack performance.

Rachel Tiedeman won the barrel racing competition with a 14.56 seconds.

Cole Hatzenbuehler won the tie-down roping with his Aug. 15 effort of 8.7 seconds.

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All-around cowboy: Cole Elshere, $1,117, saddle bronc riding and bull riding.

Bareback riding: 1. Zach Hibler, 84.5 points on Korkow Rodeos’ No. 223, $662; 2. (tie) Nick Schwedhelm and Troy Vaira, 79, $414 each; 4. Andrew Hall, 77, $165.

Steer wrestling: 1. Tyler Schau, 4.0 seconds, $1,034; 2. Del Kraupie, 4.5, $776; 3. Adam Lassa, 4.7, $517; 4. Forest Sainsbury, 5.1, $259.

Team roping: 1. Ryan Von Ahn/J.W. Beck, 4.4 seconds, $927 each; 2. (tie) Turner Harris/Ross Carson and J.B. Lord/Levi Lord, 5.1, $687 each; 4. Tyler Johnson/Kraig Von Ahn, 5.4, $447; 5. (tie) Jeff Johnston/Tucker White, Reece Weber/Ty Talsma and Logan Olson/Jordan Olson, 5.6, $149 each.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Cole Elshere, 81 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Raylene, $917; 2. Dawson Jandreau, 79, $688; 3. JJ Elshere, 78, $459; 4. (tie) Kash Deal, Louie Brunson and Chuck Schmidt, 77, $76 each.

Tie-down roping: 1. Cole Hatzenbuehler, 8.7 seconds, $1,053; 2. Boe Brown, 8.8, $790; 3. (tie) Tyler Thiel, Jared Kempker and Wyatt Treeby, 8.9, $263 each.

Barrel racing: 1. Rachel Tiedeman, 14.56 seconds, $707; 2. Erin Wanner, 14.67, $615; 3. Kassidy Dennison, 14.76, $523; 4. Britta Thiel, 14.77, $430; 5. Calyssa Thomas, 14.78, $338; 6. Wanda Brown, 14.83, $246; 7. (tie) Kaylee Gallino and Britany Diaz, 14.85, $108 each.

Bull riding: 1. Casey Heninger, 82 points on Korkow Rodeos’ Midnight Express, $797; 2. Bart Miller, 75, $598; 3. Coy Thorson, 70, $399; 4. Cole Elshere, 69, $199.