Duck Races Move to Kendrick Pool

The winning duck, purchased by Dana Brown, is tossed ashore. (Photo by Pat Blair)
The winning duck, purchased by Dana Brown, is tossed ashore. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair has the story on one of the popular events that happens on Friday during rodeo week in Sheridan.


Duck Number 1000 was the first to float across Kendrick Pool to the finish line, winning $500 for ticket-holder Dana Brown in the duck races Friday.

Second place went to Maren Borsheim, for Duck 716. Second prize is $200, and third prize is $100.

The duck races, usually held in Kendrick Park's Goose Creek, were moved to the swimming pool this year. Denny Hill, a member of the Sheridan Kiwanis Club, which sponsors the races, said water in the creek was a little too high to be safe.

For Friday's race, the ducks were floated down the slide at the pool, then floated across the pool where a black line marked the finish.

Hill wasn't sure how long the duck races have been part of the Sheridan-WYO Rodeo on Friday, but he thought it was more than 40 years.

Ducks come out of the chute into the water at Kendrick Pool. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Ducks come out of the chute into the water at Kendrick Pool. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Duck catchers wait at the finish line. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Duck catchers wait at the finish line. (Photo by Pat Blair)
SheridanWyoming.com

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