Three qualify for state rodeo


Custer High School Rodeo team members Lexi McCoy, Hunter Alexander, Natalie McCoy, Hope Tietsort and Grace Kremer competed at regional rodeos June 1-2 and June 8-9. After the four individual rodeos, Lexi McCoy, Alexander and Natalie McCoy are qualified for South Dakota State High School Rodeo Finals June 13-16 in Belle Fourche.  

Lexi McCoy qualified in breakaway roping, while Alexander qualified in bareback riding and Natalie McCoy qualified in pole bending.

To qualify, contestants must earn a minimum of three points in an event at three rodeos. Points are earned based on placings in the top 10.

Those who compete in the state finals have a chance to qualify for the National High School Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., in July.