Rocky Boy Rodeo ramping up


August 2, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Shay Tatsey ropes a calf during the ladies breakaway event during the Rocky Boy Rodeo at Sibyl Sangrey-Colliflower Memorial Arena Wednesday.

Rocky Boy's 54th Annual Celebration kicks off Friday but related events have already begun this week with a Youth Rodeo Monday and the Rocky Boy Rodeo starting Tuesday.

The Rocky Boy Rodeo is a United Indian Rodeo Association-sanctioned event and a qualifying round in the Indian National Finals Rodeo, with the winners having a chance to go to Las Vegas to compete.

The event was sponsored by Jitterbugs in Box Elder and Yeti Coolers LLC. In addition to prize money, winners of the competitions were given their own Yeti Coolers as a prize.

The rodeo saw 171 competitors, with many of them co...

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