Wientjes brothers qualify in team roping
by Jay Davis
Pearson and Reece Wientjes of Mound City and Mobridge-Pollock High School qualified for the state rodeo finals at the Winner Regional Rodeo on Saturday.
The Wientjes brothers earned their spot in the finals field by taking third in the second go of team roping. The duo lassoed their steer in 10.14 seconds. The successful run also gave them sixth in the average.
Colbee Mohr of Timber Lake is the region champion in barrel racing after a stellar performance. Mohr won both goes with times of 17.365 seconds and 18.843 seconds. She added a second-place finish in the second go of pole bending with a time of 21.525 seconds.
Jim O’Leary of Timber Lake was the only saddle bronc riding with success in the rodeo. The region champ rode to a 55 in the first go and a 60 in the second go. O’Leary also qualified for state in cutting, where he was ninth in the first go and tied for eighth in the second go.
Jordan Bickel of Trail City used a third-place finish in the first go and a seventh-place finish in the second go to take third in the average in pole bending. Her runs were 21.857 seconds and 21.882 seconds. She added a second in the second go of breakaway roping with a time of 3.43 seconds.
Laura O’Leary of Timber Lake took fourth in barrel racing average. Her time of 17.583 seconds earned her second in the second go. A 17.855 was worth seventh in the first go. O’Leary also took seventh in the first go of pole bending with a run of 22.285 seconds.
Kailee Webb of Isabel had two strong runs. She took second in the first go of barrel racing with a time of 17.396 seconds and second in the second go of pole bending with a time of 21.016 seconds. She finished fifth in the barrel racing average and seventh in pole bending. She will also compete in cutting after taking fourth in the first go and tying for eighth in the second go to finish sixth in the average.
Courtney Dahlgren of Timber Lake qualified for state twice. Her time of 3.56 seconds earned her a fourth-place finish in the first go of breakaway roping. She took ninth in the first go of goat tying with a time of 9.66 seconds.
Jake Frazier of White Horse had two successful bull rides and finished fourth in the average. He scored a 70 in the second go and took second place. A ride of 49 earned sixth in the first go.
Brady Bickel of Trail City roped his calf in 16.41 seconds to take 10th in the first go of tie-down roping.
Caitlynn Selby of Ridgeview earned a state slot by taking sixth in the first go of barrel racing with a time of 17.586 seconds.
The Trail City-Timber Lake connection had some success in team roping. Brady Bickel and Courtney Dahlgren took fourth in the first go with a time of 15.6 seconds. Jordan Bickel and Nolan Hall of Timber Lake took seventh in the first go with a time of 24.76 seconds.
The area’s cowboys and cowgirls have one more chance to qualify for state at regional rodeos in Dupree, Ft. Pierre, Sturgis and Watertown this weekend.
The South Dakota High School Finals Rodeo will be in Belle Fourche June 20 through 24.