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Youth Rodeo Action Planned for State Fair




For Immediate Release: August 24, 2017
Media Contact: Candi Briley, 605-353-7340

Youth Rodeo Action Planned for State Fair

Huron, SD – The seventh annual South Dakota Timed Event Championship (SDTEC) sponsored in part by Panhandle Slim, Double D Western, Producers Hybrids and Iverson Featherlite will be held Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3, in Huron at the South Dakota State Fair. 


The area’s elite youth rodeo contestants will compete in six timed events, including tie-down calf roping, barrel racing, team roping, goat tying, breakaway roping and steer wrestling. Any rodeo youth from across the country, ages 14 – 19, are eligible to compete.


“We’ve been nothing but impressed by the quality of competition and the level of fan support,” said Jason Edleman with SDTEC. “This is a tremendous opportunity to share our state’s official sports event with those at the state’s largest venue, the State Fair.”


The overall winner not only receives the coveted title of South Dakota Timed Event Champion but the use of a horse trailer sponsored in part by Iverson Featherlite. Event winners receive trophy saddles.


The SDTEC continues to bring in contestants, their families and fans to the State Fair, making it one of the premier events for spectators at the fair.


“This is the only youth rodeo at the State Fair and the only one of its type in the Midwest.” says Steven Birkholtz with SDTEC. “Contestants and fans travel from across the state and the nation to be at the South Dakota Timed Event Championship. Since its inception we have had contestants from Minnesota, North Dakota, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Texas compete”


Last year’s Timed Event Champion was Grady Egly of Oelrichs, S.D.


For more information, visit www.sdtimedeventchampionships.webs.com or like SD Timed Event Championship on Facebook.


The 2017 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 4. Channel Seeds preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 30. This year’s theme is “Seriously Twisted Fun.” For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit http://www.sdstatefair.com or find them on Facebook or Twitter.


Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect and preserve South Dakota agriculture for today and tomorrow. Visit SDDA online at http://www.sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


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