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Each Sheridan WYO Rodeo last month started with the World Championship Indian Relay Race, races that often involve "wrecks" like the jockey, Ian White from the Hoop Dancers Team from Wyola, MT, going down in the second heat of of the first night of rodeo action.

Saturday afternoon at the Sheridan County Fair the miniature horses jumped into action and when the Junior - Miniature Jumping - was over Harley Johnson with her horse Gizmo and Dane Hansen with his horse Biscuit each took home a Champion Rosette. Harley is seen here with Gizmo going over the last jump as Judge Kim Ferguson from Wolf, Wyoming gets a close up view of the action.

The Sheridan Cowgirl's Association held their next to last evening rodeo of the season at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds on Thursday. Coming out on top in barrel racing were Kennedy Myers in Pee Wee Barrels with a time of 20.41, Ellie Bard led in Junior Barrels with an 18.51 run and in Senior Barrels it was Makenna Balkenbush also with an 18.51.

Marcy Cunningham and Justin Hanmerich teamed up for two terrific rounds of mixed roping at the Thursday night Sheridan Cowgirls Association Rodeo. Marcy and Justin turned in a 1st round of 7.02 (shown here) and then followed it up, in near darkness late in the evening, with a 7.10 to take home 1st Place honors in front of 23 other couples in mixed roping.

On Fordyce Field @ the Polo H Club for the 1:00 pm match on Thursday, Gillian Johnston, wearing the number 1 for the Bendabout team, breaks away from the field and hits this shot to score goal #4 for her team late in the 5th chukker. In the end the Bendabout team couldn't overcome the 2-goal handicap of the Little Owl team as the final score was 8 to 4.

The results are in and 34 year old Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas is the Sheridan WYO Rodeo All-round cowboy for 2011 with a purse of $5, 873 for his arena work in team roping, tie-down roping and steer roping. Trevor made history on December 3rd, 2010 by winning his 8th All-Around World Title at the Wrangler National Final Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For the second year in a row the 2011 World Championship Indian Relay Race goes to Luke Rock of the Rock Relay Team from Hardin Montana.

Always a crowd favorite, the World Championship Indian Relay Races are held at the beginning of each performance at the Sheridan WYO Rodeo.

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