Elks Youth Rodeo has High Participation

Senior Overall Champion Kristi Steffes, beaming next to her new truck.  The horse trailer goes to Overall Youth Champion Rickie Engesser.  (Photo and winner info from Deer Run Graphics)
Senior Overall Champion Kristi Steffes, beaming next to her new truck. The horse trailer goes to Overall Youth Champion Rickie Engesser. (Photo and winner info from Deer Run Graphics)

Sometimes the best is saved for last and as the rodeo season winds down, the Elks Youth Rodeo was full steam ahead. It was all sheer grit and determination as over 150 kids, 17-years-old and under, competed in the rodeo held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds this past weekend.  And it was the prizes, mixed in with a whole lot of fun, that brought on that determination. 

Youth from over nine states came to Sheridan to compete, but not all can compete on the high school rodeo network.  Bob Strauser, Elks Youth Rodeo chairman, tells us what the heart of this rodeo is all about.

Senior Overall Champion went to Kristi Steffes. In addition to the Ford Truck Lease provided by Fremont Motors, Kristi received a $2,000 All Around Youth Reserve Champion Scholarship and buckles in Pole Bending, Flag Racing, and Ribbon Racing.

Rickie Engesser won the trailer provided by Prime Rate Motors-Jackson Trailer Sales for being the All Around Youth Champion.

The Elks Youth Rodeo is the largest non-affiliated rodeo in the nation.

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I heard your broadcast on

I heard your broadcast on the radio this morning of who won the pickup and trailer but am disappointed that nothing was said of 2 local youth winning the all around saddles. They worked very hard and did very well and nothing was said. Congradulations to Ellie Bard, Rachel Petersberg and Isabelle Camino.

I heard your broadcast on the radio this morning of who won the pickup and trailer but am disappointed that nothing was said of 2 local youth winning the all around saddles. They worked very hard and did very well and nothing was said. Congradulations t

Local Volunteers

I would just like to add a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made it all possible! It was a great weekend!!

Local Kids

Congrats to all the local kids who competed and winners in the Junior Division. Rachel Petersburg of Sheridan, all around winner of scholarship and Ellie Bard of Sheridan, reserve all around, saddle winner.