NewsOctober 30 2019

Kennebec man nominated as Rodeo Cowboy Great

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Kennebec man nominated as Rodeo Cowboy Great
 
 
 

 The 30th Annual Tribute Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Now in its 30th year, 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. This event is an annual fundraiser for the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center.
 
The nominee’s photos and biographies are added to the permanent “Wall of Fame” each year, located in the Rodeo Center. We have an excellent group of honorees for the six divisions and ticket sales reflect that,” said Director Kalyn Eulberg.
 
“We sold out of tickets within the first twenty-four hours.” The Casey Tibbs Foundation will be honoring the following nominees including Marty Jandreau of Kennebec. Nominated as the Rodeo Cowboy Great, Jandreau hails from a family ranch north of Kennebec, South Dakota, where he continues to ranch today.
 
Marty was a standout rodeo athlete from a young age, and along with qualifying in the team roping and saddle bronc events, was the South Dakota High School Rodeo Team Roping Champion in 1978, with partner, Bart Ness. In college, Marty was a four time College National Finalist in Bronc Riding, along with being the reserve bronc riding champion one year and a member of the reserve team for two years. Some of Marty’s greatest accomplishments in the pro rodeo circuit include being an INFR Saddle Bronc Champion, qualifying for the NFR in 1985 and winning the very first round in bronc riding in the Thomas & Mac Center, placing in the top 20 for saddle bronc riders for five years, being the 1990 and 1991 Badlands Circuit Champion, runner-up placing at the Calgary Stampede. Marty has won money at every major rodeo of his time, with the only exception of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Along with competing, Marty has also judged in the NFR more than ten times.
 
Others to be honored are: Rodeo Cowgirl Great: Sherry Ann (Maher) Taylor Past Rodeo Great: Romey Gunville Rodeo Promoter: Mike Steiger Ranch Cowboy Family: The Russ Madison Family Rodeo Animal Athlete: Willie (Owned by the Woodward Family)

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