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South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals

The South Dakota High School Rodeo Association's 2009 Finals Rodeo was held June 24-28 at the Black Hills Roundup Grounds in Belle Fourche.

This year's SDHSRA queen: is Kourtney Hauge, White Lake. All around cowboy is Jace Melvin, Ft. Pierre and the reserve all around cowboy is Cole Fulton, Miller. Taygen Schuelke, Newell, is this year's rookie cowboy. All around cowgirl is Joey Painter, Buffalo, and the reserve all around cowgirl is Calley Worth, Gettysburg. Kristi Steffes, Vale, is the rookie cowgirl. The team trophy went to Harding County.

Individually, the top four placers in each event qualify for the 2009 National High School Finals, which will be held on July 19-25 at Farmington, New Mexico. Three Philip High School athletes qualified at the South Dakota finals for the nationals. Clint Nelson, Philip, earned third place in saddle broncs with a season score of 27 and, after the finals, a total score of 47. Tucker McDaniel and Jade Nelson, both of Philip, earned third place in team roping, with 30 points during the season and 46 total after the finals.

Bareback riding

Nick Roseth, Philip - season points 9, total pts. 9, 15th place.

Boys' cutting

Trey Fortune, Philip - season 23, total 24, 11th place.

Bull riding

Bodhi Lytle, Quinn - season 6, total 6, 19th place.

John Luke McGriff, Quinn - season 7, total 7, 17th place.

Calf roping

Jade Nelson, Philip - season 21, total 26, 11th place.

Dalton Kelly, Quinn - season 13, total 15, 26th place.

Jace Nelson, Philip - season 10, total 10, 38th place.

Tucker McDaniel, Midland - season 9, total 9, 43rd place.

Clint Nelson, Philip - season 7, total 7, 49th place.

Trey Fortune - season 7, total 7, 54th place.

Travis Nelson, Philip - season 5, total 5, 61st place.

Wyatt Kammerer, Philip - season 3, total 3, 68th place.

Casey Sawvell, Quinn - season 2, total 2, 69th place.

Saddle bronc

Clint Nelson - season 27, total 47, 3rd place.

Travis Nelson - season 21, total 28, 9th place.

Wyatt Kammerer - season 9, total 19, 13th place.

Trey Fortune - season 18, total 18, 15th place.

Tucker McDaniel - season 10, total 10, 23rd place.

Jace Nelson - season 10, total 10, 24th place.

Jade Nelson - season 10, total 10, 25th place.

Steer wrestling

Clint Nelson - season 25, total 44, 5th place.

Dalton Kelly - season 26, total 32, 8th place.

Wyatt Kammerer - season 26, total 29, 10th place.

Jade Nelson - season 13, total 18, 20th place.

Trey Fortune - season 8, total 10, 28th place.

Ryan Kammerer, Philip - season 8, total 8, 31st place.

Barrel racing

Kelsey Hostutler, Philip - season 9, total 42, 5th place.

Toyeala Fortune, Philip - season 14, total 14, 28th place.

Lissa Papousek, Quinn - season 7, total 7, 46th place.

Kenda Cuny, Philip - season 1, total 1, 67th place.

Kelsey Richter, Quinn - 71 season 1, total 1, 71st place.

Breakaway

Kelsey Richter - season 10, total 10, tied for 34th place.

Morgan Frein, Philip - season 8, total 8, tied for 48th place.

Krysta J. Kjerstad, Quinn - season 7, total 7.

Kelsey Hostutler - season 6, total 6.

Carissa Doolittle, Philip - season 5, total 5.

Toyeala Fortune - season 4, total 4.

Danielle Piroutek, Philip - season 4, total 4.

Girls' cutting

Toyeala Fortune, - season 27, total 37, 7th place.

Goat tying

Carissa Doolittle - season 13, total 13, 29th place.

Kelsey Richter - season 4, total 4, 61st place.

Pole bending

Kenda Cuny - season 25, total 28, 12th place.

Toyeala Fortune - season 10, total 10, tie for 35th place.

Kelsey Hostutler - season 6, total 6, 53rd place.

Team roping

Tucker McDaniel and Jade Nelson - season 30, total 46, 3rd place.

Jace Nelson and Samantha Nelson, Creighton - season 14, total 38, 5th place.

Dalton Kelly, Quinn, and Clayton Etzkorn, Pierre - season 20, total 24, 13th place.

Clint Nelson and Kelsey Hostutler - season 13, total 13, __st place.

Travis Nelson and Cassie Crowser, Whitewood - season 13, total 13.

Trey Fortune and Taygen Schuelke, Newell - season 7, total 9.

Casey Sawvell and Justin Collins, Belle Fourche - season 9, total 9.

Tanner Radway, Philip, and Tyrell Bachman, Faith - season 8, total 8.

Dace Kelly, Quinn, and Tate Cowan, Ft. Pierre - season 8, total 8.

Austin O'Dea, Philip, and Travis Schroth, Buffalo Gap - season 7, total 7.

Carissa Doolittle and Nathan Pedersen, Platte - season 7, total 7.

Ty Cantell, Philip, and Dillon Schroth, Buffalo Gap - season 7, total 7.

Lissa Papousek and Kaycee Pedersen, Platte - season 7, total 7.