Gale is senior boys 4-H rodeo all around champ Four hundred fifty-seven 4-H youth from across South Dakota converged on the Stanley County Fair Grounds in Ft. Pierre on Aug. 24-26 to compete in the 2001 SD State 4-H Rodeo Finals.
Four-H members qualified for the state finals by placing in the top four at one of the 24 regional rodeos that were held across the state this summer.
Casey Gale, Vermillion, earned senior boys all around champion honors. Scores and placings in the various senior boys' division events Gale entered include:
Bareback � First Go Score: 1. Casey Gale Vermillon 70. Second Go: 3. Casey Gale Vermillion 60. Average: 2. Casey Gale Vermillion 130.
Bull riding � First Go Score: 1. Casey Gale Vermillion 72. Second Go: Average: 1. Casey Gale Vermillion 134 Split 1st/2nd/3rd.
Dally team roping � First Go Time: 2. Casey Gale, Vermillion, and Danny Fischer, Centerville, 8.59. Average: 1. Casey Gale, Vermillion, and Danny Fischer, Centerville, 23.62.
The SD State 4-H Rodeo Finals Committee puts on the state finals annually the last weekend in August. This year marked the 30th year for the state finals in South Dakota.