The Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association kicked off its first team penning event of the season on Saturday, June 4. Of the thirty teams participating, only five penned all three of their cattle. Steven, Joanie, and Dustin Hill from Ortonville, MN, took home first place with a time of 43 seconds. Second place went to Monte Rosen, Kerry Hemmingson, and Jen Kaak. Blair Wittnebel, Keith Kelly, and Stacy Wittnebel took home the third place money.
Twenty teams participated in the sorting event in which only the top two teams sorted all seven of their cattle. First place went to Randy, Shane, and Shannon Schuchard. Cheryl Kelly, Dan Thyne, and Jen Kaak secured second place.
There were two novice teams. Cody, Katie, and Louie Minder penned two in the allotted time and Cassidy, Tigh, and Dave Hardie penned one. The next team penning event is set for Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m.