BISMARCK, N.D. (KXNET) — The Badlands Circuit in Minot’s Finals Rodeo has begun– and its results serve to showcase some of the best ropers and riders in the competition.

The results of the rodeo’s first round, which took place on Friday, October 13, are as follows:

Bareback Riding

1. Ben Kramer, Max, ND, 81.5 points on Korkow Rodeo’s Dixie’s Gray

2. Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, SD, 79

3. Chase Yellow Hawk, Blunt, SD, 75

4. Kyle Bloomquist, Raymond, MN, 73

Steer Wrestling

1.  Joe Nelson, Watford City, ND, 3.5 seconds

2. (tie) Tyler Thorson, Manning, ND, and Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, ND, 4.1 each

4. Scott Kleeman, Killdeer, ND, 4.2.

Team Roping

1. Jon Peterson, Belle Fourche, SD/Trae Smith, Georgetown, ID 5.8 seconds

2. Reece Weber, Valentine, NE/Matt Kasner, Cody, NE 6.5

3. Cooper White, Hershey, NE/Tucker White, Hershey, NE 6.8;

4. Brent McInerney, Alzada, MT/Tanner McInerney, Alzada, MT 7.1.

Saddle bronc riding

1. Lavern Borntrager, Elsmere, NE, 80.5 points on Bailey Rodeo’s Rip Cord;

2. (tie) Kash Deal, Faith, SD and Cash Wilson, Wall, SD, 79 each;

4. (tie) Brady Hill, Onida, SD and Shorty Garrett, Eagle Butte, SD, 78 each.

Breakaway roping

1. Rickie Fanning, Spearfish, SD, 2.3 seconds;

2. Danielle Wray, Ord, NE, 2.4;

3. Tanegai Zilverberg, Holabird, SD, 2.5;

4. Sawyer Gilbert, Buffalo, SD, 2.6.

Tie-down roping

1. Brock Belkham, Flandreau, SD, 8.9 seconds;

2. Cole Robinson, Moorcroft, WY, 9.0.

3. Austin Hurlburt, Norfolk, NE, 9.4.

4. Bodie Mattson, Sturgis, SD, 10.0.

Barrel Racing

1. Britany Diaz, Desdemona, TX, 13.29

2. Lakken Bice, Killdeer, ND, 13.48

3. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, SD, 13.62

4. Molly Otto, Grand Forks, ND, 13.65

Bull Riding

1. Mason Moody, Letcher, SD 83 points on Sutton Rodeo’s Rock N Roll Fantasy;

2. TJ Schmidt, Belle Fourche, SD 76; no other qualified rides.

Below are the results for the second round of competition, which occurred on Saturday, October 14:

Bareback Riding

1. Clay Jorgenson, Watford City, ND 85.5 points on Bailey Pro Rodeo’s Colorado Bulldog

2. Ty Breuer, Mandan, ND 84.5

3.  Shane O’Connell, Rapid City, SD 83

4. Ben Kramer, Max, ND 82

Steer Wrestling

1. Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, ND 4.0 seconds

2. Scott Kleeman, Killdeer, ND 4.7

3. Kaden Wooters, Elwood, NE 5.0

4. Austin Hurlburt, Norfolk, NE 5.1.

Team Roping

1. Jr Dees, Aurora, SD/Ross Ashford, Lott, Texas 5.2 seconds

2. Bodie Mattson, Sturgis, SD/Cash Hetzel, Lemmon, SD, 5.6

3. Cooper White, Hershey, NE/Tucker White, Hershey, NE, 5.7

4. Braden Pirrung, Hartford, SD/Jade Nelson, Midland, SD, 5.8.

Saddle bronc riding

1. Cole Elshere, Faith, SD, 84 points on Sutton Rodeo’s Rubys Girl

2. Cash Wilson, Wall, SD. 83

3. Brady Hill, Onida, SD, 80.5

4. Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, SD, 80.

Breakaway roping

1. Sawyer Gilbert, Buffalo, SD, 2.3 seconds

2. (tie) Jessica Holmes, Buffalo, SD, and Brooke Howell, Belle Fourche, SD, 3.1 each

4. Danielle Wray, Ord, NE, 4.4.

Tie-down roping

1. Grant Turek, St. Paul, NE, 8.9 seconds

2. Bodie Mattson, Sturgis, SD, 9.0

3. Austin Hurlburt, Norfolk, NE, 9.1;

4. Brock Belkham, Flandreau, SD, 9.4.

Barrel racing

1. Molly Otto, Grand Forks, ND, 13.58 seconds

2. Nicole Bice, Killdeer, ND, 13.59

3. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, SD, 13.64

4. Lakken Bice, Killdeer, ND. 13.70.

Bull Riding

1. Mason Moody, Letcher, SD, 86 points on Sutton Rodeo’s Mad Max

No other qualified rides.

The finals of the Badlands Circuit took place on the evening of Sunday, October 15. Below is a list of the Finals Champions, who won the most money at this week’s rodeo. In addition to these final round results, the Year-End champions — those cowboys and cowgirls who have won the most money throughout the season — were also crowned at the event. Below is a list of both the Year-End Champions and Finals Champions for each event at the circuit.

Bareback Riding

Year End Champion- Ben Kramer, Max, ND

Finals Champion – Ben Kramer, Max, ND – 240 points on 3 head.

Steer Wrestling

Year End Champion- Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, ND

Finals Champion – Cameron Morman, Glen Ullin, ND – 12.1 seconds on 3 head.

Team Roping

Year End Champion Header: Jon Peterson, Belle Fourche, SD

                Champion Heeler: Cash Hetzel, Lemmon, SD

Finals Champion Header: Jon Peterson, Belle Fourche, SD

                 Champion Heeler: Trae Smith, Georgetown, Idaho – 20.7 seconds on 3 head

Saddle Bronc Riding

Year End Champion- Cash Wilson, Wall, SD

Finals Champion – Cash Wilson, Wall, SD – 242.5 points on 3 head.

Breakaway Roping

Year End Champion- Brooke Howell, Belle Fourche, SD

Finals Champion – Sawyer Gilbert, Buffalo, SD – 7.7 seconds on 3 head

Tie-down Roping

Year End Champion- Bodie Mattson, Sturgis, SD

Finals Champion – Austin Hurlburt, Norfolk, NE – 26.6 seconds on 3 head

Barrel Racing

Year End Champion- Jessica Routier, Buffalo, SD

Finals Champion – Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, SD – 40.61 seconds on 3 runs.

Bull Riding

Year End Champion- Mason Moody, Letcher, SD

Finals Champion – Mason Moody, Letcher, SD – 228 points on 3 head

Both the Year-End and Finals Champions will represent the Badlands Circuit at the National Circuit Finals Rodeo — which will be held in July 2024.

In order to learn more about the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, and to learn when the next show will be taking place, visit their website here.