The Flat Hills Arena team of Jess McGee, Wyatt McGee, Monte Rosen, and Joanie Hills beat 11 other teams to win the Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association’s Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, August 8. The winners each received a buckle.
The Jorgenson J. Heart Ranch team included James Jorgenson, Emily Jorgenson, Steve Lapp, and Jess Gaikowski. They wrangled into second place. The Peterson Angus team of Trevor Peterson, Derek Peterson, Kendra Peterson, and Wyatt Janish were spurred to third.
“We had a great crowd, and they saw a lot of action,” said Joanie Hills, organizer of the event. “Each team of four riders competed in five ranching events.”
Wayne Pearson of Dawson, Minnesota won the raffle drawing and a 22 Henry Golden Boy rifle. “We also gave everyone a chance to win some cash by doing a Split the Pot,” said Hills. “Nancy Weymouth was the lucky winner. Weymouth came all the way from Boston, Massachusetts to cheer at the rodeo. She went home with an extra $170.”
Photo: The winning team – (l. to r.) Jess McGee, Joanie Hills, Wyatt McGee, and Monte Rosen.