Parade honors accomplishments and future generations
1st Place: Michelle Benoist-Moran
2nd Place: Eunice Hollow Horn
3rd Place: Nicole White Wolf
4th Place: Fredeneicka Eagleman
1st Place: Mona Thompson
2nd Place: Diane Garreau
3rd Place: Juanita Oros
4th Place: Chayo Makes Room For Them
1st Place: Donroy Makes Room For Them
2nd Place: Shanna Smith
3rd Place: Della Evans
4th Place: Osacr High Elk
Best Themed Entry:
1st Place: Sharon Vogel-CRST Housing Authority
2nd Place: Gail Uses The Knife-WoLakota Construction
3rd Place: Michael Brought Plenty-Dakota Girls
4th Place: Sha’Teal Pearman-Just Breathe
1st Place: Arvella Pomani
2nd Place: Tina Shields
3rd Place: Dale Iron Lightning
4th Place: Kelli Eagle
1st Place: Kermit Miner
2nd Place: LaRae Lind
3rd Place: Bart Ward-Scat Stadel
4th Place: Bart Ward-Charlee Ward
1st Place: Madonna Long
2nd Place: Eddy Crow Feather-Medicine Wheel
Best Rez Truck:
1st Place:Thom Eagle Staff
2nd Place: Sharon Brings Plenty
Best Rez Car:
1st Place: Sheldon Two Crow
2nd Place: Inyan Eagle Elk
3rd Place: Peg Hanson
1st Place: Donny Red Thunder
2nd Place: Kim Smith
1st Place: Juanita Oros-Youth Horsemanship Program
2nd Place: Mary Curley-Jr. Miss Eagle Butte
3rd Place: Mark Barron-Sioux YMCA
4th Place: Dean and Jodi Kohlus
Powwow honors vets, royalty, dancers and others over the course of the weekend
Junior Girls Fancy:
1st Place: Jailynn Knife
2nd Place: Olivia Thunder Hawk
3rd Place: Seneca Stanley
4th Place: Emma In The Woods
Junior Girls Jingle:
1st Place: Talayah Cuny
2nd Place: Adina Waters
3rd Place: Cante Skuya Two Crow
4th Place: Lourdes Dupris
Junior Girls Traditional:
1st Place: Lowan Makes Room For Them
2nd Place: Olowan Eagleman
3rd Place: Samarra Yazzie
4th Place: Salena Iron Cloud
Junior Boys Fancy:
1st Place: Max Sevier
2nd Place: Daris Kills Spotted
3rd Place: Cash Draper
4th Place: Makazi Spotted Tail
Junior Boys Grass:
1st Place: Jahaziel Pederson
2nd Place: Lance Bradley
3rd Place: Jayceon For In The Morning
4th Place: Dee J Arcoren
Junior Boys Tradtional:
1st Place: Synsir Fog In The Morning
2nd Place: Tyrelle Elk
3rd Place: Noah Cuny
4th Place: Kameron Blue Coat
Teen Girls Fancy:
1st Place: Charlie Arcoren
2nd Place: Lillian With Horn
3rd Place: Jessan McLaughlin
4th Place: Samantha Sevier
Teen Girls Jingle:
1st Place: Jazz Arcoren
2nd Place: Neeta Kills Spotted
3rd Place: Dori Blue Thunder
4th Place: Frankie Jameson
Teen Girls Tradtional:
1st Place: Genevieve Iron Lightning
2nd Place: LaShae Makes Room For Them
3rd Place: Kelsey Iron Wing
4th Place: Wacantkiya Mani Win Eagle
Teen Boys Grass:
1st Place: Colter Cook
2nd Place: Carlos Benally
3rd Place: Marques Broken Nose
4th Place: Renzo Tallmandan
Teen Boys Traditional:
1st Place: Daris Benally
2nd Place: Shane Crow Feather
3rd Place: Izzy Tamayo
4th Place: Misun Horse
Teen Boys Fancy:
1st Place: Randy Arcoren
2nd Place: George Bradley
3rd Place: Sinte Gleska Spotted Tail
4th Place: Chandler Red Bird
Junior Womens Fancy:
1st Place: Taylor Spoon Hunter
2nd Place: Mianna Kills Spotted
3rd Place: Elizabeth Eagle
4th Place: Sabrina Pourier
Junior Womens Jingle:
1st Place: Sunshine Arcoren
2nd Place: Elaina Red Shirt
3rd Place: Bianca Tashina Cook
4th Place: Emmalee Clairmont
Junior Womens Tradtional:
1st Place: Delmarina One Feather
2nd Place: Daisa One Feather
3rd Place: Igni Black Bear
4th Place: Tyrea Alice Pele
Junior Mens Fancy:
1st Place: Sonny Means
2nd Place: Jessup Yazzie
3rd Place: Juston Fox
4th Place: NO CONTESTANT
Junior Mens Grass:
1st Place: Tyson Red Stone
2nd Place: Jeff Red Tomahawk
3rd Place: Bryson Bear Robe
4th Place: Tyrell Garreau Jr.
Junior Mens Tradtional:
1st Place: Roger Coleman Eagle Elk
2nd Place: Inyan Eagle Elk
3rd Place: Sheldon Twon Crow
4th Place: Wesley New Holy Jr.
Senior Womens Fancy:
1st Place: Kellie LeBeau
2nd Place: Codi High Elk
3rd Place: Danielle Decoteau
4th Place: Joann Steele
Senior Womens Jingle:
1st Place: Alice Phelps
2nd Place: Cepa Two Eagle
3rd Place: Ramona Bradley
4th Place: Shannon Blight
Senior Womens Tradtional:
1st Place: Kella With Horn
2nd Place: Della Spotted Tail
3rd Place: Maxine White Elk
4th Place: Lynn Cuny
Senior Mens Fancy:
1st Place: Vern Sevier
2nd Place: Valdis Joe
3rd Place: Nick Demarce
4th Place: Rodd LeBeau
Senior Mens Grass:
1st Place: JC Kills Spotted
2nd Place: William Stewart
3rd Place: Daniel Makes Good
4th Place: Travis Fire Cloud
Senior Mens Tradtional:
1st Place: Scott With Horn
2nd Place: John Martin
3rd Place: Ronald Cross Dog
4th Place: Roger Spencer
1st Place: Southern Style
2nd Place: Whitetail
3rd Place: Midnite Express
4th Place: Eagle Mountain
5th Place: Upstream
Slow and fast pitch softball tournaments generate a large turnout this year
2018 CRST Fair fast pitch tournament results
1st place-Red Leaf; 2nd place-Wild Oglalas; 3rd place-All Stars.
All Tourney selections were: Orlando Morrison, Butch Standing Bear and Eric Bobtail Bear from Outlaws; Tommy Wit and Tavern Hart from All Stars; Richie Palmier and Hobe Locke from Wild Oglalas; Daelan High Wolf and Jr. Charging Hawk from Red Leaf.
MVP was Richard Charging Hawk, Sr.
Best Catcher was Keith Looking Back.
The Fast Pitch tournament was put on by Lyle and Carol Elk Nation.
2018 CRST Fair men’s softball tournament results
1st place-Hawkeyes; 2nd place-Shields Bar; 3rd place J&M Associates; 4th place-LTM/Line Drive.
Best Infielder-Jordan Manning of Shields Bar; Most Home Runs-Jordan Manning of Shields Bar; Mr. Hustle-Jeremy Sazue of J&M Associates.
All-Tourney selections: from the Hawkeyes-Keith Hawk, Lonnie Brewer and Jason Bucholz; from Shields Bar-Colten Good Shield and Melvin Miner; from J&M Associates-Kyle and Eric; from LTM/Line Drive-Richie Palmier and RJ; from Dub C-Raden Eagle Chasing and Lavern Miller; from Wanblee-Wyatt Miner.
Results for the Women’s tournament were not in by publication deadline, and will be printed when received.
5K runers/walkers triumph
Fifty-four 5K competitive runners took to the streets of CRST on Saturday morning of the fair along with 95 registered walkers. There were 27 chidlren in the kiddie races.
First place winners of the 10-13 girls and boys division were Layla Maynard and Lance Hawk Eagle.
Girls and boys 14-18 divisions first place winners Sunni Dupris and Jared Dorian.
Women and men 19-34 first place winners were Jordyn Cook and Chalmer Combellick.
Women and men 35-54 first place winers were Jody Rust and Ron Adams; and women and men 55 and older first place winners were Della Martin Means and Ben Smith.
Winners were given cash prizes and all participants were offered a T-shirt, water and fruit after the race.
The horseshoe tournaments took place on Saturday and Sunday of the fair, with singles on Saturday and couples on Sunday.
Results for the competition were not available by publication time, but here are some shots of horseshoe throwers from both days.
3 on 3 Basketball and Co-ed Volleyball competitions filled theater lawn and lot
“All participants in the 3 on 3 tournament were winners in our eyes,” said Ryan Moran, organizer of the 3 on 3 tournament.
Players received carnival passes and gift cards for participating. Prizes were given for top three finishers by the Revenue office and ABC committee Youth Affairs. Youth Diabetes supplied fruit and water.
Guest speakers who spoke about teamwork, sportsmanship, and hard work before the tournament started, were Travis Albers, Grant Kohlus, Sadie In The Woods.
Bike races: all ages put the pedal to the sole and power down the pavement
There were 250 participants in the Youth Bike Races this year at the fair.
Bikers received school bags, carnival bracelets and incentives for their participation in the races.
Adults and young adults competed in the 10K bike ride.
The bike race participation has grown over the past few years, and it seems more and more youth and adults are taking to the roads on the pedal bikes in good weather.
Bicycling is a low impact way to exercise that helps build muscle, improve lung health, cut heart disease and cancer risks, boost brain power, strengthen the immune system, help with spatial awareness and navigation, and help with weight loss according to CyclingWeek.com.
Fitness Center hosts Ohitika Challenge:
tests individual strength and endurance
The Ohitika Challenge, sponsored by the CRST Fitness Center, provided participants with a short obstacle course that worked every body muscle and included sprinting, high knees through tires, deadlifts, push-ups, burpees, squats with weights, tire flipping and another sprint.
Most times were in the two to four-minute range, and there were light weight, middle weight and heavy weight divisions for adult men and women and for youth.
According to the results provided at the time of publication, there were 19 youth participants, but their placements were not clearly designated.
The top three youth listed on the results sheet for boys are Inyan Rondeau, Jordan Hanson, and Kayden Chalmers.
The top three listed for girls are Tiana Kholus, Alyah Condon and Erika Miner.
For the men’s and women’s divisions, results showed:
Lightweight: First, Tonia White Bull and Sebastian Frost; Second, Sherri Turning Heart and Brandon LeCroix; and Third, Ashley Elk Nation and Caleb Zanderman.
Middleweight: First, Jody Rust and Coryn Lewis; Second, Lacy Turning Heart and Tyson Bear Eagle; Third, Arlana Curley and Casper Ducheaux.
Heavyweight (men only): First, Stottin Newbrough; Second, Tristan Sampson; Third, Marcus Yellow Earrings.
Archery competitors show their skills and kick off the 2018 CRST Fair and Rodeo
Approximately 150 archers competed in the archery tournament held the first day of the Labor Day Fair and Rodeo events. The top three in each category of competition results were: Girls and boys grade 4: First, Taya Johnson and Darius Uses the Knife; Second, Sheridan Miner and Brett Two Hawks; Third, Ryan Moran and Isaiah Two Hawks. Girls and boys grades 5-6: First, Jordan Reisch and Luke Lesmeister; Second, Taianna High Elk and Ayden Uses the Knife; Third, Levi Elk Nation.
Girls grade 6: First, Quinn Benoist; Second, Jhoni Uses Many; Third, Akeyda Adams. Girls and boys grades 7-8: First, Tiana Johnson and Isaiah Werlinger; Second, Juell Twite and Braylee Yellow Owl; Third, Luwan Makew Room for Them and Lance Hawk Eagle.
Grades 9-10: First, Torin Johnson; Second, Dawne Garter; Third, Hayzil Yellow Fox. Grades 11-12: First, Mheki Moran, Second, Jade LeBeau; Third, LeAunah LeBeau. Women’s and men’s: Louise Yazzie and Tom Shaving; Second, Kracy Dog Eagle and Wanbli Afraid of Hawk; Third, Kaitlynn Heideman and Marc Benoist.
Glow Walk lights the night
The Glow Walk, sponsored by the CRST Fitness Center and the Meth & Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) to promote mental and physical health, was a mile walk with participants clad in glow sticks, said MSPI Director Jodi Kholus.
Awareness walks allow people to know who they can contact for inforamtion about addiction and depression.
Suicide rates and addiction rates are high on the reservation, and one way to combat them is to show people a different, heathier way to live their lives.
Indigenous Country’s Got Talent: local stars compete
Indian Country’s Got Talent celebrates its third fair appearance.
The Indian Country ‘s Got Talent Show celebrated its third year at the Labor Day Fair and Rodeo.
There were 25 contestants in the contest, with 20 of them in the 17 and up category.
Host Ethel Morgan facilitated the events with the help of Raymond Uses the Knife.
Winners of the adult category were first place, Trenton Casillas-Bakeberg with his guitar and song rendition of “Hurt” by Johnny Cash, Billie Iron Hawk with his rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Sunday Morning Sidewalk,” and Caleb Two Hearts with his rendition of Adele’s “Rumor Has it.”
In the 6-10 category, Thelma Yazzie won, and in the 11-18 age group, Charlie Etscorn won first for singing “Rise Up,” Maddy Breurier won second for playing the ukulele and singing “Rip Tide,” and Wambli Makes Room For Them won third for her traditional style powwow dance.
In the drum competition, Jared Charging Eagle won first place, Travis Harden won second place, and Keith Little Thunder won third place.
Contestants were asked questions by the three judges and then performed their talents.
Takoja games attract over 450 youth for fun & prizes
Participants of the annual Takoja Games were given T-shirts and carnival bracelets.
Volunteers that helped out were very appreciated this year.
For the games to be succesful they needed 30 or more volunteers to take a stand for the youth, said Lynette Dupris who works in CRST Revenue and helped with many of the youth and adult sporting events.