Contestants adjust to conditions to win at DHS Memorial Day RodeoThe wind was a problem for just about everyone with a rope in their hand Monday at the Dickinson High Memorial Day Rodeo. Not Jordyn Schaefer though.
By: Dustin Monke, The Dickinson Press
The wind was a problem for just about everyone with a rope in their hand Monday at the Dickinson High Memorial Day Rodeo.
Not Jordyn Schaefer though.
The Des Lacs cowgirl said she wasn’t bothered by the cold west wind that blew across the Dickinson State Outdoor Arena throughout the nine-hour rodeo, a North Dakota High School Rodeo Association event.
She embraced the conditions, which included a few rain showers, and picked up wins in the breakaway roping and team roping.
“When you’re just standing around, it bugs you,” Schaefer said of the wind. “But once you back into the box, the wind really doesn’t bug you when you back in there. You’re just concentrating on your run. Some people, it messes up their run.”
Schaefer said a slow calf and a smart move by her horse helped her to a winning time of 3.3 seconds in the breakaway roping.
She partnered with Lane Dahl to win the team roping in 10.91 seconds.
Dahl, from Sawyer, was also a two-event winner. He had the fastest run in the steer wrestling with a time of 5.56 seconds while even some of the state’s leading bulldoggers had problems with a tough group of steers.
He said the team roping went much better than he expected.
“It didn’t go too bad. I just kind of wanted to do good today,” Dahl said. “When we walked in the arena, I was like, ‘Oh this ain’t gonna be good.’ I could hardly swing my rope. But when we got out there, I didn’t really notice it. It just did what I had to do.”
The duo came in just ahead of Beach’s Logan Nielsen and Hebron’s Chance Glass, who finished second with a time of 11.34.
In the saddle bronc riding, Richardton’s Dalton Rixen kept his lead in the NDHSRA season standings with a winning 69-point ride. He edged Killdeer’s Wyatt Bice.
“I was just giving ‘em my all,” Rixen said. “You’ve got to do it. Make the best of it.”
Hazen’s Siggy Scheid won a pair of events, capturing the best times in the barrel racing and pole bending.
Scheid cruised to a win in the barrels, clocking a 16.695-second run that beat runner-up Katelyn Schaffner of Bismarck by more than two-tenths of a second.
She weaved a much closer victory in the poles, finishing in 21.444 seconds. Runner-up Chantel Fettig of Kintyre had a 21.461.
Lane Rossow of Herreid, S.D., had a 15.96-second run to win the tie-down roping, an event with its fair share of uncooperative stock to go along with the poor weather conditions.
Mandan’s Teddi Schwagler won the goat tying in 7.65 seconds.
Logan Berg of Mandan won the bareback riding with a 61 to maintain a hold on his lead in the state standings.
His teammate, Weston Hartman, also had a strong day.
Hartman was the only other bareback rider to score a qualified ride, a 52 in the day’s first event that began just after 10 a.m. He then waited until nearly 7 p.m. and was the only of 20 bull riders to hold on for 8 seconds.
Hartman had a 70-point ride to win.
In the boys cow cutting, Riley Rustad of Kindred edged Bismarck’s Colt Roshau by a point with a 73. Watford City’s Samantha Jorgenson scored a 74 to beat Schwagler’s 73 in the girls cutting.
Dickinson High Memorial Day Rodeo
At Dickinson State Outdoor Arena
Bareback riding: 1, Logan Berg, Mandan, 61. 2, Weston Hartman, Mandan, 52.
Barrel racing: 1, Siggy Scheid, Hazen, 16.695. 2, Katelyn Schaffner, Bismarck, 16.913. 3, Marni Irwin, Alexander, 16.941. 4, Skye Schaper, Halliday, 17.03. 5, Keely Kleven, Williston, 17.066. 6, Teddi Schwagler, Mandan, 17.138. 7, Cassidy Diede, Richardton, 17.217. 8, Kennedi Kautzman, Mandan, 17.219. 9, Ellie Lou Johnston, Velva, 17.297. 10, Ahnna Peterson, Velva, 17.445.
Boys cow cutting: 1, Riley Rustad, Kindred, 73. 2, Colt Roshau, Bismarck, 72. 3 (tie), Jake Herman, Halliday; Logan Schaper, Halliday, 70. 5, Chase Lako, Arthur, 65. 6, Levi Vangsness, Walcott, 63.
Breakaway roping: 1, Jordyn Schaefer, Des Lacs, 3.33. 2, Kristy Langseth, Minot, 4.14. 3, Sara Rustad, Kindred, 4.39. 4, Skye Schaper, Halliday, 4.75. 5, Teddi Schwagler, Mandan, 4.8. 6, Ashley Bateman, New Salem, 5.23. 7, Kassie Kautzman, Walcott, 5.8. 8, Samantha Jorgenson, Watford City, 5.96. 9 (tie), Morgan Lemieux, Manning; Shannah Plehal, Harwood, 6.63.
Bull riding: 1, Weston Hartman, Mandan, 70.
Girls cow cutting: 1, Samantha Jorgenson, Watford City, 74. 2, Teddi Schwagler, Mandan, 73. 3, Mikaela Miller, Bismarck, 72. 4, Kennedi Kautzman, Mandan, 71. 5 (tie), Brooke Lillis, Mandan; Sadie Kieson, Watford City, 70. 7, Cydney Peterson, Minot, 69. 8 (tie), Saige Feilmeier, Watford City; Haley Johnson, Kindred, 68. 10 (tie), Skye Schaper, Halliday; Kaden Schulte, Hazen, 67.
Goat tying: 1, Teddi Schwagler, Mandan, 7.65. 2, Calby Hanson, Jamestown, 7.84. 3, Brittany Jo Cudworth, Warwick, 8.01. 4, Tracy Ellig, Horace, 8.59. 5, Jessica Johnson, Minnewauken, 8.89. 6, Chantel Fettig, Kintyre, 9.32. 7, Ashley Bateman, New Salem, 10.44. 8, Allisha Dworshak, Dickinson, 10.45. 9, Keely Kleven, Williston, 10.7. 10, Taylor Zimprich, Jessie, 10.8.
Pole bending: 1, Siggy Scheid, Hazen, 21.444. 2, Chantel Fettig, Kintyre, 21.461. 3, Layne Larson, Marion, 21.513. 4, Cassandra Bauske, Ray, 21.701. 5, Teddi Schwagler, Mandan, 21.734. 6, Kennedi Kautzman, Mandan, 21.928. 7, Alexis Olson, Kindred, 22.002. 8, Billie Jo Miller, Menoken, 22.232. 9, Dkye Schaper, Halliday, 22.277. 10, Braidy Dahl, Kindred, 22.328.
Saddle bronc riding: 1, Dalton Rixen, Richardton, 69. 2, Wyatt Bice, Killdeer, 66.
Steer wrestling: 1, Lane Dahl, Sawyer, 5.56. 2, Colt Roshau, Bismarck, 5.88. 3, Riley Rustad, Kindred, 7.21. 4, Colton Backhaus, Bismarck, 9.68. 5, Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, 14.48. 6, Ethan Steffan, Killdeer, 14.99. 7, Zachery Johnson, Minnewaukan, 15.55. 8, Logan Schaper, Halliday, 15.83.
Team roping: 1, Jordyn Schaefer, Des Lacs and Lane Dahl, Sawyer, 10.91. 2, Logan Nielsen, Beach and Chance Glass, Hebron, 11.34. 3, Trey Huber, Mandan and Wyatt Bice, Killdeer, 11.88. 4, Teddi Schwagler and Brooke Lillis, Mandan, 13.05. 5, Ryder Bohlman and Layton Bohlman, Richardton, 15.68. 6, Joe Nelson, Alexander, Wyett Magilke, McLaughlin, S.D., 17.99. 7, Madison Huber, Mandan and Cydney Peterson, Minot, 21.04. 8, Jamie Fredrickkson, Upham and Lane Rossow, Herreid, S.D., 25.09. 9, Kali Anderson, Ross and Hannah Hornberger, Blaisdell, 25.53. 10, Katie Grefsrud, Hawley, Minn. and Shannah Plehal, Harwood, 26.42.
Tie-down roping: 1, Lane Rossow, Herreid, S.D., 15.96. 2, Riley Rustad, Kindred, 20.87. 3, Colton Backhaus, Bismarck, 25.25. 4, Wyatt Bice, Killdeer, 37.71. 5, Ryder Bohlman, Richardton, 38.12. 6, Cole Peterson, Des Lacs, 38.39. 7, Austin Steffan, Manning, 39.86.