Badlands Cowboy for Christ Rodeo Camp

Got rhythm … Trey Fortune had a score of 50 on this bronc during the competition at Rodeo Bible Camp. Fortune took second place in the steer wrestling average, competed in team roping and won the boys all-around saddle. Photos by Robyn Jones

Badlands Cowboy for Christ Rodeo Camp in Kadoka August 2-5. The campers attending received two days of rodeo event instruction and then competed in two days of rodeo performances.

With 104 campers and more than 70 adult volunteers, the campers took part in a several fun games, including a paint ball competition, chapel services, and spending time with friends.

Goat tying: 1st place, Shania Johnston, Union Center; 2nd place, Tawny Barry, Carter; 3rd place, Tricia Wilken, Meadow; 4th place, Kami Elshere, Faith. Instructors: Lorena Nelson, Philip, and Deanna Smith, DeWitt, NE.

Steer wrestling: 1st place, Tyler Batie, Black Hawk; 2nd place, Trey Fortune, Philip; 3rd place, Brice Carmichael, Meadow; 4th place, Taz Olson, Prairie City. Instructor: Casey Olson, Prairie City.

Breakaway roping: 1st place, Kelsey Hostutler, Midland; 2nd place, Callie Britton, Buffalo; 3rd place, Melissa Bohnenkamp, Baltic; 4th place, McKenzie Jendersee, Mitchell. Instructor: Karen Miller, Faith, and Taylor Holiday, Lincoln, NE.

Tie down roping: 1st place, Kourt Starr, Dupree; 2nd place, Klay O'Daniel, Norris; 3rd place, Cody Heckenlaible, Ft. Pierre; 4th place, Logan Christensen, Kadoka. Instructors: Brett Wilcox, Red Owl, Colby Porch, Wanblee, and Tom Hunt, Faith.

Barrels: 1st place, Kami Elshere, Faith; 2nd place, Katie Hostutler, Midland; 3rd place, Kelsey Hostutler, Midland; 4th place, Hanna Hostutler, Midland. Instructor: Deanna Smith, DeWitt, NE.

Barebacks: 1st place, Sage Till, Dupree; 2nd place, Tate Schwagler, Mandan, ND; 3rd place, Ben Newland, Belle Fourche; 4th place, Mike O'Connell, St. Onge. Instructor: Dave Stangle, Philip.

Pole bending: 1st place, Kami Elshere, Faith; 2nd place, Shania Johnston, Union Center; 3rd place, Deidra Canfield, Carter; 4th place, Tricia Wilken, Meadow. Instructor: Allyson Vonderschmidt, Falls City, NE.

Saddle bronc: 1st place, Blaine Hicks, Wanblee; 2nd place, Ian Fugere, Belfield, ND; 3rd place, Sage Till, Dupree; 4th/5th place, Trey Fortune, Philip, and Casey Sawvell, Quinn. Instructors: Jeff Gabriel, Quinn; OJ Hiedler, Opal, and Eudell Larson, Bowman, ND.

Team roping: 1st place, Klay O'Daniel, Norris and Herbie O'Daniel, Norris; 2nd place, Tyler Batie, Black Hawk and Eli Lord, Rapid City; 3rd place, Kelsey Hostutler, Midland, and Jace Nelson, Philip; 4th place, Kourt Starr, Dupree and Chase Lako, Arthur, ND. Instructors: Joe Stoddard, Norris, Tyler Jones, Kadoka, Chris Elwood, Belvidere, and Michael Jones, Kadoka.

Bull riding: 1st place, Tanner Bothwell, Sturgis; 2nd place, Dylan Madsen, Presho; 3rd place, Triston Wirtjes, Watertown; 4th place, Jordan Hunt, Faith. Instructor: John Adrain, Osceola, MO.

Boys All-Around: Trey Fortune, Philip. Boys Reserve All-Around: Eli Lord, Rapid City.

Girls All-Around: Kami Elshere, Faith. Girls Reserve All-Around: Kelsey Hostutler, Midland.

Cy and Dorothy Porch Memorial Bible awards: girls: Taylor Barry, Carter; boys: Justin Hunt, Faith.