The Oglala Nation Fair and Pow-Wow Youth Rodeo took over the rodeo grounds Friday
Senior Bareback Riding 1st Steven DeWolfe Junior Barrel Race 1st Kade Bettelyoun 2nd Gusti Terkilsen 3rd Jimi Dawn Swallow 4th Ale Rama Junior Pole Bending 1st Gusti Terkilsen 2nd Kade Bettelyoun 3rd Ale Rama 4th Blake Henry Junior Flag Race 1st Gusti Tedrkilsen 2nd Blake Henry 3rd Ale Rama 4th Jama Bourne Senior Barrel Race 1st Carlee DeWolfe 2nd Monica Tibbitts 3rd Renae Cournoyer 4th Brock Henry Senior Pole Bending 1st Carlee DeWolfe 2nd Ranae Cournoyer 3rd Cody Ballhagen 4th Monica Tibbitts Senior Flag Race 1st Brock Henry Pee-Wee Pop Race 1st Brady Weston 2nd Adriano Rama 3rd Keira Gallego 4th Katie Lessert tie Kawliga Oldson Junior Pop Race 1st Matthew LaPlant 2nd Lante’ Wisecarver 3rd Ale Rama 4th Blake Henry Pee-Wee Watermelon Race 1st Brady Weston 2nd Keira Gallego 3rd Aaliyah Banks Aldana 4th Summer Romero Junior Watermelon Race 1st Cole Reddy 2nd Blake Henry 3rd Jana Bourne 4th Casey Miller Pee-Wee Boot Scramble 1st Jhet Knight 2nd Brady Weston 3rd Kawliga Oldson 4th Jada Romero Junior Boot Scramble 1st Lante’ Wisecarver 2nd Blake Henry 3rd Ali Rama 4th Tacoby Knight
Once again, the committee wanted to thank everyone who helped and all who sponsored events: Dale James announcer, Donnel Ecoffey timer/recorder G.W. Ecoffey timer, Leslie Henry OLC, Nicole Witte, Monica Terkilsen, Josh Williams, George Ecoffey and Elliot Brewer, all arena help. Oglala Sioux Housing Authority, Paul Iron Cloud, Angie’s Burrito, Prairie Ranch Resort, Subway, Bobby and KaMook Ecoffey, EDA Pine Ridge Office, Glen Barber, Gary Mitzel, Chris Glines, Isanti Construction Diane, Lund and Associates, Reddy Mart, Pine Ridge Vision Center, O’Bryan Construction, Sod’s Mechanical, Steve Hahn & Family, Muller Feed & Grain, Murdock Electric, Bank of the West, Ace Hardware, Dave Jones, Flintco, Sanford-Pioneer Services, Henry Family, Gilbert Ecoffey, Ernie and Liz Little Family, Pejuta Haka Horizons, and OST Youth Shelter for sponsorships. Without all of your great support, would not be able to make this event happen, said Melvin.