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Casey Tibbs wins bareback match ride

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Casey Tibbs on CB’s Rough Going at 1949 Pendleton Roundup.

Casey Tibbs on CB’s Rough Going at 1949 Pendleton Roundup.

The 1950 North Dakota Calf Roping Championship & Match Riding Contest at Dickinson rodeo grounds brought exciting competition with top rodeo hands.

On Sunday afternoon, August 20th, world rodeo champion Casey Tibbs of Fort Pierre, S.D. won the bareback match against Bill Linderman of Red Lodge, Montana. But Linderman was the winner in the saddle bronc match. Ralph Klein of McKenzie won the calf roping championship.

Another feature contest was held between Fort Berthold Indian cowboy Emanuel Chase, 25, of Elbowoods, who edged South Dakota Indian cowboy Homer Stanz (Stands), 34, in the saddle bronc riding. Stands won the bareback riding match and made the ride of the day on #51 “Mixmaster” in the saddle bronc riding.

Rodeo stock for the 1950 match came from the Tooke, Greenough, Orr and Fettig bucking strings.

In conjunction with this 1950 event, a state rodeo queen contest was held. Several rodeo committees in the area were encouraged to select a local rodeo queen contestant.

Audrey Hall, 16, (Three Affiliated Tribes) was picked as North Dakota’s first state rodeo queen, an accomplishment later featured in the September 1951 edition of the National Geographic magazine.

Chase and Hall were inducted into the N.D. Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora.


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