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Kruse beats local triumvirate to win at Bowman

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Kruse beats local triumvirate to win at Bowman
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BOWMAN -- The top saddle bronc rider in the world this season left his mark on the Bowman County Rodeo on Saturday.

Jesse Kruse of Great Falls, Mont., beat out local favorites Dusty Hausauer, Shaun Stroh and Clay Schaeffer win an 86-point ride on Cat Power to win the rodeo and a $1,912 purse. Hausauer, Stroh and Schaeffer each pocketed $1,062 for 80-point rides.

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Kruse has won $128,501 this season.

Hausauer and Stroh, meanwhile, used their winnings to move up a place each in the PRCA saddle bronc riding standings. Hausauer ($59,946) ended the weekend in 12th place while Stroh ($58,056) is in 14th.

The top 15 bronc riders at the end of the regular season qualify for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, which takes place Dec. 3-12.

Killdeer's Josh Bubel won the second round of the steer wrestling with a time of 3.7 seconds.

Robert Sperry of Trotters won the first round of the tie-down roping with a time of 8.5 seconds and won the two-round average at 17.7 seconds. He took home $1,798 for his work.

Cody Buller of Glendive, Mont., took home $1,759 for his winning 84-point bull ride.

Parshall's Preston Billadeau took the all-around cowboy honors and went away with $1,965. Billadeau and his team roping partner Bobby Harris placed in both rounds and the average and Billadeau placed in the tie-down roping's second round and average.

All-around cowboy: Preston Billadeau, Parshall, $1,965.

Bareback riding: 1, Dan Miller, Raleigh, 78 seconds ($1,517). 2 (tie), Cleve Schmidt, Piedmont, S.D., 76; Donald Miller, Raleigh, 76 ($989 each). 4, Scott Montague, Rapid City, S.D., 73 ($552). 5, Sam Nordick, Mohall, 72 ($322).

Barrel racing: 1, Theresa Walter, Billings, Mont., 14.66 seconds ($1,047). 2, Jess Wieser, Walcott, 14.72 ($898). 3, Brenda Rechtenbaugh, Colton, S.D., 14.74 ($748). 4 (tie), Britany Fleck, Solen; Tamra Musick, Virgil, S.D. 14.78 ($574 each). 6, Terri Kay Kirkland, Billings, Mont. 14.80 ($399). 7, Jana Griemsman, Piedmont, S.D. 14.81 ($299). 8, Pamela Rolph, Camp Crook, S.D., 14.84 ($200). 9, Rayna Rice, Sidney, Mont., 14.86 ($150). 10 (tie), Jody Hintz, Grassy Butte; Jessica Routier, Buffalo, S.D., 14.87 ($50 each).

Bull riding: 1, Cody Buller, Glendive, Mont., 84 ($1,759). 2, Clay Hindman, Belvidere, S.D., 77, ($1,332). 3, Garrett Vig, Newell, S.D. 75 ($959). 4, Frankie Dillman, Grassy Butte, 70 ($640). 5, Abe Dillman, Grassy Butte, 68, ($373). 6, Matt Aipperspach, Ronan, Mont., 67 ($266).

Saddle bronc riding: 1, Jesse Kruse, Great Falls, Mont., 86 points ($1,912). 2 (tie), Dusty Hausauer, Dickinson; Shaun Stroh, Dickinson; Clay Schaeffer, Medora, 80 ($1,062 each). 5, Chet Johnson, 79 ($406). 6, Kane Gjermundson, Marshall; Chancy Miller, Faith, S.D.; Chad Ferley, Oehlrichs, S.D. 78 ($97 each).

Steer wrestling: First round - 1, Colt Floyd, Ludlow, S.D., 3.7 seconds ($937). 2, Sheldon Portwine, Killdeer, 4.2 (7.03). 3, Will Stovall, Roberts, Mont., 4.3 ($469). 4, Hank Hollenbeck, Billings, Mont., 4.6 ($234). Second round - 1, Josh Bubel, Killdeer, 3.7, ($937). 2, Tom Hansen, Killdeer, 3.8 ($703). 3, Will Stovall, Roberts, Mont., 4.3 ($469). 4, Brent Dolezal, Killdeer, 4.6 ($234). Average - 1, Floyd and Stoval, 8.6 ($820 each). 3, J.B. Lord, Piedmont, S.D, and Dolezal, 11.4 ($352 each).

Team roping: First round - 1, Matt Robertson/Justin Viles, 5.6 seconds ($583). 2, Scott White/Rory Brown, 5.7 ($437). 3, Jason Grubb/Clint Hufty, 6.4 ($291). 4 (tie), Preston Billadeau/Bobby Harris and Brett Price/Paul Griemsman, 6.6, ($73 each). Second round - 1, Delon Parker/Sid Sporer, 5.2 ($538). 2, Alfred Hansen/Tommy Crane, 5.9 ($437). 3 (tie), Preston Billadeau/Bobby Harris and Matt Robertson/Justin Viles, 6.1 ($219 each). Average - 1, Robertson/Viles 11.7 ($538). 2, Billadeau/Harris, 12.7 ($437). 3, White/Brown, 15.6 ($291). 4, Hansen/Crane, 18.8 ($146).

Tie-down roping: First round - 1, Robert Sperry, Trotters, 8.5 seconds ($899). 2, Jay Mattson, Deadwood, S.D., 8.8 ($675). 3, Travis Caldwell, Billings, Mont., 9.2. ($450). 4, Clint Neshem, Dickinson, 9.3 ($225). Second round - 1, Brett Heggie, Roundup, Mont., 8.6 ($899). 2 (tie), Rex Treeby, Hecla, S.D.; Preston Billadeau, Parshall, 8.9 ($562 each). 4, Tim Garrison, Divide, Mont., 9.1 ($225). Average - 1, Sperry, 17.7 ($899). 2, Billadeau, 18.8 ($675). 3, Justin Scofield, Flandreau, S.D., 19.1 ($450). 4, Bode Scott, Pyror, Mont., 19.4 ($225).

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