The 19th Annual Elk’s Youth Rodeo
The 19th annual Sheridan, Wyo., Elk’s Youth Rodeo was held on August 27 and 28, 2011. The rodeo’s 26 events attracted contestants from Alberta, Montana, North Dakota, Idaho, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah and Wyoming. Three arenas, running at the same time, were used to accommodate the 604 entrees each day. This is down from last year. We feel the main reason the number of contestants was down this year is due to the current economy. So many contestants are not able to afford to travel
Cash and awards of $63,806 were presented to contestants ages 17 and under. These consisted of cash and scholarships of $10,500 and awards valued at $53,306.
Cameron Irwin, 16, from Buffalo, Wyo., won the Senior All Around, a one-year lease of a new Ford truck, provided by Fremont Motors, Sheridan, Wyo.
Abi Deveraux, 13, from Newcastle, Wyo., won the All Around Youth award, a Jackson three horse slant load trailer, provided by Prime Rate Motors, Sheridan, Wyo.
Casey Rae Reimler, 15, from Rozet, Wyo., received a $2,000.00 scholarship as the All Around Youth Reserve Champion. All Around Youth Reserve Runner-up receiving a $1,000 scholarship was Saije Pollard, 12, From Wyarno, Wyo.
The Senior Reserve Champion receiving a $2,000 scholarship was Shania Johnston, 17, from Union Center, S.D. The Senior Reserve Runner-up receiving a saddle Was Casey Rae Reimler, 15, From Rozet, Wyo. The saddle for the Intermediate All Around went to Abi Deveraux, 13, from Newcastle, Wyo. The saddle for the Junior All Around went to Garrett Cunningham, 8, from Broadus, Mont., and the saddle for the pee wee all around went to Karina Mysse, 6, from Buffalo, Wyo.
The Sheridan Elk’s Lodge No. 520 wishes to thank all of the contestants and sponsors for their help in making this possible and is looking forward to holding this event again next year.