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Litchville brothers qualify for Finals Rodeo

The Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo is Oct. 10-13. Winners will be crowned in each of seven events, with the champions winning gold buckles and the chance to go on to the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City next spring.

Two brothers from Litchville, N.D., will ride bulls in Minot. Tate Smith enters the circuit finals in first place, and Taryl Smith enters in 10th. This is the first year for both men to qualify for the circuit finals.

The Badlands Circuit is made up of the 24 pro rodeos across North and South Dakota. Qualifiers to the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo must compete at a minimum of 10 rodeos for Dakota residents and 15 for non-residents. For more information on the rodeo, visit www.minotysmen or call 701-852-5577.