While competing to be the World’s top saddle bronc rider, J.J. Elshere will be cheered on by wife Lindsay, two-year-old Thayne, and four-year-old Talon.
Successfully riding saddle broncs in rodeos across the nation, and not only in the Badlands Circuit Rodeo region, has placed J.J. Elshere in the top 15 money winners in the event. He will be competing in the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV, from Thursday, November 30, through Saturday, December 9.
"I've been doing rodeo pretty much my whole life," said Elshere, who was a 1998 graduate from Philip High School and now lives near Quinn. "I started out in sixth or seventh grade in 4-H rodeo. My older brother, Ryan, got into riding the pros. That's how I got started professionally.