Honorees from across the state were recognized at the 23rd Annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner on Saturday, November 3rd at the Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre, South Dakota.
This years' honorees include, Troy Brown of Harrold, as Rodeo Cowboy Great who won the Badlands Steer Wrestling Championship three times; Lisa Lockhart, of Oelrichs, as Rodeo Cowgirl Great who is a six-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier in barrel racing; Ralph Maynard originally from Dupree, as Past Rodeo Great who competed at the Rodeo Cowboys Association National Finals Rodeo four times in bronc riding; Singer Kyle Evans, formerly of Wessington Springs, as Rodeo Promoter, who performed for more than 40 years at rodeos all over the country; John Jack Carr Family Ranch of White River, as Ranch Cowboy Family, who has ranched for nearly 70 years; and Stallion Walter Mitty, as Rodeo Animal Athlete. Mitty is owned by Delbert and Lois Stinson of New Underwood. The Stallion won Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, and numerous other titles.
The Tribute Dinner is an opportunity for friends and families in the ranching and rodeo communities to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls, families and animals said Cindy Bahe, Director. Their photos and biographies are added to the ever expanding Wall of Fame.
The Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center exhibits extensive collections of 9-time World Champion Casey Tibbs, spectacular Trickrider Mattie Goff Newcombe, Hall of Champions and many other rodeo greats. Nomination forms for next year's Tribute Dinner can be obtained at the Rodeo Center.