An extreme showcase of South Dakota's finest high school cowboys and cowgirls is what you will find at Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo, beginning at 1 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Rapid City Civic Center.
One hundred fourteen top high school rodeo athletes will showcase their rodeo talents during the 9th Annual 20X Extreme Showcase. South Dakota has four regions of high school rodeo contestants; the top three cowboys and cowgirls from each region in each event, based on points after state finals, are invited to compete in this rodeo.
Each contestant will receive a Wrangler 20X shirt and a Wrangler jean gift certificate. Event winners receive a trophy buckle made and sponsored by Maynard Buckles. Four $500 scholarships are available for senior contestants, one from Wrangler, two from the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation and one from South Dakota Buckaroos.
The 20X Extreme College Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the south end of the arena, and is an opportunity for contestants to visit with NIRA rodeo coaches from South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.
For information, visit http://www.gotmine.com or 1-800-GOT-MINE.