All Images – Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press
Saturday, August 13 and the Bulls at the Custer County Fair Bull Riding event in Hermosa, SD were in top form. Jeff Svoboda, Custer County Fair board member explained that: “the bull riding event was added to the county fair 3 years ago and has seen growth every year drawing larger crowds and experienced riders”. The bull ring is smaller than standard allowing better control of the bulls and front row seating for the spectators.
Heather Hunsacker event coordinator, “explained that there were 30 registered riders from 3 different states ranked in Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA), Professional Bull Riding (PBR) and Championship Bull Riding (CBR) competing for a share of $2500.00 in prize money”.
The stock contractors were. Ferguson Bucking Bulls Hermosa, Thad Botwell Bucking Bulls Rapid City, and Jack Coleman Bucking Bulls, Springfield, SD.
Winner of the Custer County Classic Bull Riding are as follows:
Long go Results:
½ split Dewey O’Dea- 81 points
Thunder Boomer-81 points
¾ split Kevin Vocu-77
5. TJ Schmidt-69
6. Charles Winters-66
Short Go Results:
1. TR Stirling-84 points
2. Dewey O’Dea-81 points
Dewey O’Dea winning the average with 162 on two bulls
TR Stirling second with an average of 161 on two bulls
Thunder Boomer with an average of 81 on one bull
Kevin Vocu with an average of 77 on one bull