Tyler Ravenscroft completes central South Dakota double with steer wrestling wins at Burke and Mitchell

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Jul. 18—BURKE, S.D. — Tyler Ravenscroft surely is a fan of competing in South Dakota after his last weekend.

Ravenscroft, 21, a product of the northern Nebraska town of Nenzel, won the steer wrestling events at both the Burke Stampede Rodeo and the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo. He had a winning time of 4.0 seconds in the Burke rodeo, which was contested over three days, while putting together a 4.1-second takedown in Mitchell. Combined, he scored more than $3,500 money for the victories, accounting for more than three-fourths of his PRCA earnings to date.

The three-day rodeo, which was a PRCA-sanctioned event for the second time in 2022, had a total payoff of $60,981, a strong increase over 2021's $49,514.

In the bareback riding, Colt Eck, of Redfield, Kansas, and Tucker Zingg, of Crow Agency, Montana, tied for 76-point rides to share the event championship. Jackson Ward, of Goddard, Kansas, was the winner on the bull riding ledger, with a top score of 83.5 points, taking home more than $2,500.

Will Howell, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, was the winner in the tie-down roping with a time of 8.6 seconds and scored $1,561 in prize money. Shorty Garrett, of Eagle Butte, won the saddle bronc event with an 84.5-point ride, improving his standing in the PRCA world standings, climbing to 26th.

Ericka Nelson, of Century, Florida, had the top time at the Burke Stampede Rodeo with a finish of 17.12 seconds, finishing just ahead of Mission's D'Ann Gehlsen (17.21 seconds). Joe Beaver, of Huntsville, Texas, and Levi Pettigrew, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, won the team roping championship in a time of 5.2 seconds.

Burke Stampede Rodeo

Burke, S.D., July 15-17

All-around cowboy: Austin Hurlburt, $1,022, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.

Bareback riding: 1. (tie) Colt Eck, on Muddy Creek Pro Rodeo's Hot Mocha, and Tucker Zingg, on Legend Rodeo Stock's Garden Party, 76 points, $1,604 each; 3. (tie) Whitten Hoover and Ben Kramer, 75, $848 each; 5. Ty Blessing, 74.5, $424; 6. Bradlee Miller, 69.5, $303; 7. Chase Yellowhawk, 68, $242; no other qualified rides.

Steer wrestling: 1. Tyler Ravenscroft, 4.0 seconds, $1,540; 2. Seth Shorb, 4.4, $1,275; 3. Calder Johnston, 4.8, $1,009; 4. Jace Christiansen, 4.9, $744; 5. Carson Johnston, 6.8, $478; 6. Austin Madison, 6.9, $266.

Team roping: 1. Joe Beaver/Levi Pettigrew, 5.2 seconds, $1,773 each; 2. (tie) Braden Pirrung/Coley Nicholls, Jhett Trenary/Gralyn Elkins and Dalton Turner/Blaine Turner, 5.7, $1,310 each; 5. Peyton Holliday/Kolton Good, 5.8, $848; 6. Ky Redstrom/Trevor Schnaufer, 6.0, $617; 7. Layne Carson/Dustin Harris, 6.4, $385; 8. Blair Lammers/Shad Chadwick, 6.7, $154.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Shorty Garrett, 84.5 points on Muddy Creek Pro Rodeo's One Spot, $2,312; 2. (tie) Tanner Butner and Chuck Schmidt, 80, $1,542 each; 4. (tie) Jake Foster and Dusty Hausauer, 79, $694 each; 6. Cauy Masters, 78.5, $385; 7. (tie) Cody Ballard and Shea Fournier, 78, $270 each.

Tie-down roping: 1. Will Howell, 8.6 seconds, $1,561; 2. Matt Peters, 9.0, $1,292; 3. Austin Hurlburt, 9.1, $1,022; 4. Myles Kenzy, 9.6, $753; 5. Erik Dublanko, 9.9, $484; 6. Thane Lockhart, 10.2, $269.

Barrel racing: 1. Ericka Nelson, 17.12 seconds, $1,507; 2. D'Ann Gehlsen, 17.21, $1,292; 3. Bobbie Miller, 17.32, $1,077; 4. (tie) Shelby Janssen and Shannon Jensen, 17.33, $825 each; 6. Kricket Gintner, 17.34, $574; 7. Kailee Webb, 17.36, $431; 8. Tyra Kane, 17.42, $287; 9. Katie Chism, 17.45, $215; 10. Nicole Bice, 17.49, $144.

Bull riding: *1. Jackson Ward, 83.5 points on Muddy Creek Pro Rodeo's Gold Medal, $2,520; 2. Cash Toews, 80, $1,954; 3. Maverick Smith, 78, $1,469; 4. Coy Pollmeier, 74, $984; 5. Garrett Wall, 68, $660; 6. Mason Spain, 66, $499; no other qualified rides. *(all totals include ground money).