S.D. Timed Events champions crowned

PHOTO CONTRIBUTED The South Dakota Timed Event Championships were held Saturday and Sunday at the South Dakota State Fair. The event winners were, from left: Garrett Glines, Tristan Hunter, Reece Ullerich, Cashae McGee, Linkyn Petersek and Lan Fuhrer.

HURON – The Ninth annual South Dakota Timed Event Championship (SDTEC) sponsored in part by Panhandle Slim and Double D Western was held Aug. 31-Sept. 1 in Huron at the South Dakota State Fair.  
This year’s event was action packed with contestants from South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska and Minnesota.  
“The quality of the contestants was exceptional this year”, said Jason Edleman with SDTEC. “The rodeo was fast paced with crowds overfilling the bleachers both days.”
The area’s elite youth rodeo contestants compete in six timed events, including tie-down calf roping, barrel racing, team roping, goat tying, breakaway roping and steer wrestling.  Any rodeo youth from across the country, ages 14 – 19 are eligible to compete for the title.
This year’s S.D. Timed Event Champion winner was Reece Ullerich of Humbolt with reserve cowboy going to Linkyn Petersek of Colome.
The overall Horse of the Championship also went to Reece Ullerich of Humbolt.
Other overall winners were Lan Fuhrer, Belle Fourche in breakaway roping; Cashae McGee of Rhame, N.D., in barrel racing and goat tying; Reece Ullerich in tie down calf roping; Linkyn Petersek in steer wrestling; and Garrett Glines of Chadron, Neb., and Tristan Hunter of Ardmore in team roping.  
The SDTEC continues to bring in contestants, their families and fans to the State Fair, making it one of the premier events for spectators at the fair.
For more information, visit www.sdtimedeventchampionships.webs.com or like SD Timed Event Championship on Facebook.

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