Elks Hold Youth Rodeo

A pair of team ropers head after their calf during Sunday's youth rodeo. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Area youth competed for cash and other prizes in the two-day Elks Youth Rodeo at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds this weekend.

This was the 22nd year for the event, which is for youngsters from under 6 to 17 years old. Competition was in four age groups, from pee wees to seniors and included pole bending, barrel racing and goat-tail tying for all ages, up to break-away roping, steer stopping, ribbon-roping and tie-down calf roping for the older youth.

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A break-away roper misses the catch. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A break-away roper in hot pursuit. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Another break-away roper heads for the calf. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Team ropers burst out of the chute. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Trying to catch their calf. (Photo by Pat Blair)
One rope on. (Photo by Pat Blair)