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Saddle Bronc Rider, Jesse Bail looking to repeat win at Sturgis Wild West Days in 2014

South Dakota rodeo fans and CLN followers have the opportunity to watch PRCA Pro Rodeo contestants compete at the Sturgis Wild West Days June 13-14, 2014.

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Bronc riders and horses gear up for a weekend in Sturgis, South Dakota

Jesse Bail boots and chaps

Bronc Rider, Jesse Bail’s boots and chaps on the ground behind the chutes at the rodeo.

This weekend in Sturgis, South Dakota rodeo fans and Cowboy Lifestyle Network followers have the opportunity to watch top Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) contestants compete at the Sturgis Wild West Days June 13-14, 2014

Among the rough stock talent scheduled to compete is Camp Crook native Jesse Bail.

“It’s nice to be home before the 4th of July run and always fun to go to the hometown rodeo.  I encourage everyone to come and enjoy the Sturgis Wild West Days.  They are honoring veterans each night and it’s a privilege to compete with them in the audience,” stated Jesse Bail, the 2013 Saddle Bronc Champion for the Sturgis Wild West Days.

Jesse Bail 2013 Sturgis Wild West Days_photo courtesy of Johnny's Photo

Jesse Bail at 2013 Sturgis Wild West Days Picture courtesy of Johnny’s Photo

South Dakota is known for producing great Saddle Bronc Riders including reigning world champion Chad Ferley, Bail, the Etbauer brothers (Robert, Danny and Billy), Elshere cousin (JJ, Cole and Ryan), Tom Reeves and Jeff Willert.

Bail has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 12 times since 2001. He is listed fourth in highest earnings for the Cowboy Christmas annals (2002) when he won $33,455 for three minutes of work. He traveled to six states, two countries and logged 17,497 miles over the Fourth of July.  

Fun Fact from Cowboy Lifestyle Network: The Dakotas (North and South) are dominate forces winning World Saddle Bronc Riding Championships since 1929. 

For a closer look at the world of bronc riders and horses checkout the Cowboy Lifestyle Network friend Bronc Riding Nation.  

2013

Chad Ferley

Oelrichs, SD

2006

Chad Ferley, 

Oelrichs, SD

2005

Jeffery Willert

Belvidere, SD

2004

Billy Etbauer

Ree Heights, SD

2001

Tom Reeves

Eagle Butte, SD

2000

Billy Etbauer

Ree Heights, SD

1999

Billy Etbauer

Ree Heights, SD

1996

Billy Etbauer

Ree Heights, SD

1992

Billy Etbauer

Ree Heights, SD

1991

Robert Etbauer

Ree Heights, SD

1990

Robert Etbauer

Ree Heights, SD

1989

Clint Johnson

Spearfish, SD

1988

Clint Johnson

Spearfish, SD

1987

Clint Johnson

Spearfish, SD

1985

Brad Gjermundson

Marshall, ND

1984

Brad Gjermundson

Marshall, ND

1983

Brad Gjermundson

Marshall, ND

1981

Brad Gjermundson

Marshall, ND

1980

Clint Johnson

Spearfish, SD

1959

Casey Tibbs

Fort Pierre, SD

1957

Alvin Nelson

Sentinel Butte ND

1954

Casey Tibbs

Fort Pierre, SD

1953

Casey Tibbs

Fort Pierre, SD

1952

Casey Tibbs

Fort Pierre, SD

1951

Casey Tibbs

Fort Pierre, SD

1949

Casey Tibbs

Fort Pierre, SD

1931

Earl Thode

Belvedere, SD

1929

Earl Thode

Belvedere, SD

 

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Gretchen Kirchmann is a veteran journalist covering a variety of events across the country each year. She founded Kirchmann Media Group in 2009 and works as a marketing consultant with a forte for the western lifestyle industry, festivals, fairs and rodeo world. Her work includes 15 national communication awards plus coverage of Nashville's CMT Awards and CMA Fanfest. A favorite assignment was attending the all cast reunion of the Dukes of Hazard in 2006 and 2007 at Dukesfest. In December you will find her covering the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and Miss Rodeo America pageant live from Las Vegas. Her favorite color is orange, favorite song "Rocky Top" and she loves to dance especially clogging.

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