Jun. 6—HIGHMORE — Winner's Dawson Phillips earned four first-place finishes in the River region of the South Dakota High School Rodeo Association regionals Saturday.
The second round will take place in Winner on June 13.
Phillips took first in boys cutting, amassing 19 points, which was two ahead of Quinn's Cedar Gabriel. Phillips also placed first in the reined cow horse with 20 points and first in team roping with 19 points. He is also on top in tiedown with 16 points.
Colome's Riley Shippy totaled 19 points, one ahead of Selby's Dylan Bradford, to take first place in bull riding.
Colome's Saydee Heath took third in girls cutting with 14 points, six behind Pierre's Josi Stevens and is third in reined cow horse with 17 points. Colome's Linkyn Petersek is second in teidown (15 points), fourth in team roping (17 points) and fifth in steer wrestling (six points).
Bergeson takes second in steer wrestling in East region
HURON — Mitchell's Ryan Bergeson is in second place in steer wrestling after the first weekend of the South Dakota High School Rodeo Association East regional Saturday.
Bergeson totaled nine points and sits behind Wolsey's Ty Moser, who compiled 20 points. Hurley's Shane Andersen is in third with eight points. The second East region rodeo will be held in Watertown on June 13.
Geddes' Taryn Starr is in third place with 12 points in barrel racing, while Letcher's Kaitlyn Sandland is fourth with 11.50 points. Dell Rapids' Tyra Harrington is in first place with 19 points.
Salem's Michael McCormick is in third place in goat tying with 10 points, while Letcher's Mason Moody totaled 16 points in team roping to place third and Menno's Josh Heckenlaible had 10 points to place third in tiedown.
Kimball's Hannah Havlik is fourth in breakaway roping with 15 points and White Lake's Sidney McCord is fourth in reined cow horse with 14 points.