The 2009 Sheridan WYO rodeo was another rousing success as we take a look at the final event standing first in the rough stock events in the bareback riding Joe Gunderson from Agar, South Dakota took the top money with a ride of 83 and won over 3800 dollars in the saddle bronc riding Cort Sheer from Elsmere, Nebraska won with a ride of 85 and took down over 3600 dollars and in the bull riding Tyler Willis from Wheatland won with a score of 84 and took home over 4400 dollars.
In the timed events Doug Pharr from Victoria, Texas won the tie down roping average and took down over 3600 dollars. the team of Brady Tryan from Huntley, Montana and Boogie Ray from Mabank, Texas won the team roping average. Neal Wood from Guy, Texas took won the average in the steer roping, Travis Camine of Stanfield, Oregon won the steer wrestling average and in the barrel race Theresa Walter from Billings won the event and took home over 3500 dollars total prize money for the 2009 Sheridan WYO rodeo topped 210,000 dollars.
Yesterday WYO rodeo week concluded at the Big Horn Equestrian center with the tailgate party and polo matches. I caught up with some rodeo committee members past board president Tracy Swanson says it was another great WYO rodeo.The crowds were huge once again this year and Swanson says more rodeo fans keep coming every year.One new feature to this year's WYO was parimutuel betting on the (cart)roping eventsthe week.Summers says it takes the work of many people to make the WYO happen and be successful.Now the committee takes a deep breath and begins the planning for the 2010 Sheridan WYO rodeo.
The Sheridan high school football coaches are hosting football camps this week tonight through Wednesday night from 5 to 6 pm they have a camp for all players in the 4th through 8th grade the fee is ten dollars per player and each camper gets a camp t-shirt they will take registration at the high school before the camp opens tonight. The camp for freshmen through seniors will be each night from 6 to 8 pm they finish up the week Thursday with a team camp seven Wyoming teams will be in Sheridan for the team camp.
The Powder Horn is hosting Sheridan counties largest golf tournament of the year this week the” Summer Hummer” begins Wednesday with a practice round and banquet at the Sheridan Holiday Inn. The three round tournament starts Thursday morning the final round is Saturday over 200 players from all over the country will be participating in the annual event.
The Sheridan county junior golf program will open it's three tournament schedule a week from today the junior golf program is open to all boys and girls ages 8 to 17. The fee is ten dollars per player per event the first tournament will be played next Monday the 20th at the Sheridan country club. Kendrick golf course will host July 27th and the Powder Horn will host the final event August 4th.Registration forms can be found at all three Sheridan county courses.
The Major league baseball All-Star break begins tonight in St. Louis with the home run derby the all-star game will be played tomorrow night at 6:05. Two Colorado Rockies made the national league roster they are right fielder Brad Hawpe and pitcher Jason Marquis. The Rockies ended the first half the season beating Atlanta yesterday the Rockies end the first half 47-41 overall nine games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National league west.