Jones champ at 28th Gateway to the Sandhills Bullride

Reile Jones of Eagle Butte, SD emerged as the champion in the 28th Annual Gateway to the Sandhills Bullride held Saturday in the Niewohner Arena of the Boone County Ag & Education Center.
Of 28 riders who competed in the opening long round, 10 were brought back to compete in the short round. Of those, Jones was the only one to complete rides and post a score on two bulls. Mitchell Flemming (Curtis) placed second and Kane Grant (Whitewood, SD) third.
Along with the top prize money, Jones won the championship belt buckle donated annually by Jim and Deloris McMillan of Albion.
Another large crowd was on hand for the event sponsored by the Albion FFA Alumni and many area businesses. Rodeo Rose Productions provided the stock, with Jim and Terry McMillan serving as judges.