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At 39 years of age, Jesse Bail of Camp Crook, S.D., is a little long in the tooth for a rough stock competitor, but he can still put up some impressive numbers.
Saturday night at the Event Center, Bail battled a saddle bronc named Braveheart for eight tough seconds in the PRCA Championship Rodeo.
When the battle ended and Braveheart had unceremoniously dumped Bail into the railing of the rodeo ring, the ride was rated a 78.5. That was good enough for fourth place in the two-day rodeo.
First place went to Calvin Shaffer of Elgin, Ore., who scored an 82. aboard War Spirit on Friday.
Other overall winners included Travis Webb of Cottonwood, Calif., who posted a 78 in bareback on Friday; steer wrestler Justin Miller of Neepawa, Manitoba, who was timed at 4.1 seconds on Friday.
Trey Young of Dupree, S.D., and Shay Keller of Rockglen, Saskatchewan, tied for the top spot in tie-down roping with times of 10.2 seconds. Team roping also finished in a deadlock. South Dakotans Tyrell Moody and Rory Brown had a 5.9-second effort to tie with Turner Harris of Killdeer and Ross Carson of Grassy Butte.
Matt Palmer of Chelsea, Okla., (83.5) and Wanda Brown of Edgemont, S.D., (13.16) led in bull riding and barrel racing, respectively, in Saturday's late events.
Bail said his tussle with Braveheart was an enjoyable time.
(RIGHT) Jesse Bail takes a ride on a Mosbrucker bronc named Braveheart in the Saddle Bronc event on Saturday night at the Championship Rodeo in the Bismarck Event Center.
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Bail balances ranch, rodeo written by Paul Rather. Jesse pictured here riding in PRCA The Nile rodeo at Rimrock Arena in Billings, Mt. She might not know it yet, but Jean Burghduff might be doing a little ranch work the first 10 days of December.
Burghduff sold her Camp Crook, S.D., ranch to her grandson last year. But the grandson will be a little busy in Las Vegas this December.
Jesse Bail, a 12-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Camp Crook, S.D., rides Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo for 82.5 points to move into a tie for fifth place in the opening round at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. That secures him for Friday’s short go-round and gives him a shot at his third San Angelo title. (PHOTO BY TODD BREWER)
Casey Tibbs 28th Annual Tribute Dinner Nominees
Left to right: Ote Berry, Joe Thorne, Renee Kost Sutton and Jesse Bail.
Rodeo Cowboy Great: Jesse Bail of Camp Crook
Jesse was a 12-time NFR qualifier with over $2 million in career earnings. He was the only South Dakotan to win the Bill Linderman award. In 2000-2001 he qualified in 3 NFR events: saddle bronc, bull riding and steer wrestling. He has a long history of professional highlights from 2000 to the present. He has been a competitor and supporter of the Match of Champions Bronc Ride in Fort Pierre.
Bail was always a cowboy. By Dickinson Press Staff on March 26, 2010. "I was actually riding bulls when I was 12 years old, broncs I started when I was 13," Bail said. "It's dang sure nervous the first time you get on. It's tough. You got to get on a bunch before you figure it out. You take a lot of hard knocks before you figure it out."
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Don Kish's Smokin' Gun. NFR Jesse Bail
Jesse Bail rides Frontier Rodeo's Clayton's Pet during round 8 at the 2000 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV. Clayton's Pet is a member of ProBullStats Hall of Fame. - Joann Oliver
Jesse Bail scores 89 points on Commotion in 2002. Beutler and Sons Rodeo.