Prior to Saturday's final rodeo performance the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Royalty for 2015 was announced and Sheridan's 21-year Bailie Van Leuven stepped forward to receive the hat tiera crown and rodeo queen sash before mounting her horse, Opie, for her first wave as the 2015 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Queen. Scroll down to see more of the royalty.
The World Champion Indian Relay Race winners, the Lakota War Path team from Oglala, SD with their jockey Lawrence Harvey, in the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Jacket holding the winning belt buckle, pose following their Saturday evening victory over the second place Charles Strong team from Lodge Grass, MT.
Sheridanite Devan Reilly kicked of Saturday night's Bareback Riding on Broadmore for a score of 74. Recently Devan finished 6th in the Nation at the CNFR where he had this to say, "I ended up 6th in the Nation! I had one hell of a week at my second CNFR! I had a lot of fun with some good friends and family and I can't wait to get back in the arena again!!!
The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Parade first place winners in the novelty division were the Kalif Shrine Klown/monster truck group from Cody. A big thanks goes out to the folks from Cody who showed the folks from Sheridan what to do if they are tired of traffic congestion - just go under it!
Thursday evening after wowing the rodeo arena crowd with her singing of the National Anthem Sheridan's Brekken Baker turned and waved to the grandstand crowd. It was a welcome home for the 20-year old and a treat for the local crowd after Brekken's two years of traveling the world with Up With People.
The 84th running of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo had Jerad Schlegel of Burns CO riding Bartender for 8-seconds and a score of 83. It was the first rough-stock event, bareback riding, of the evening rodeo events that started on Wednesday evening. Three evening PRCA Rodeo Performances remain starting at 7:00 pm Thursday - Saturday.