South Dakota Rodeo Association Finals in the DEX

PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN A competitor in the team penning event separates a steer from the herd during the opening round of the South Dakota Rodeo Associational Finals Rodeo on Friday night at the Dakota Events Complex on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. The second round in slated for 6:30 p.m. today, with the final round scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday.

Rodeo action returned to the S.D. State Fairgrounds Friday, as the South Dakota Rodeo Association Finals kicked off at the Dakota Events CompleX (DEX). Action continues at 6:30 p.m. tonight and the final go is Sunday at 1 p.m.

A bareback rider tries to stay seated for a qualified ride.

While a large part of the DEX is set up for the SDRA Finals Rodeo, the Cowboy Christmas trade show is set up inside the new building as well, offering everything a cowboy or cowgirl could want or need.