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Ty Manke, Rapid City, S.D., scored an 81 point ride on the horse “Over Scooped,” in the first go of the 2024 Philip Bronc Match, held June 8, 2024. The qualifying ride put in the final eight, where he drew “South Point,” scoring 88.75 to win the event in its 18th year.

Manke wins annual Philip Bronc Match in tight scoring

PHILIP, S.D. – It was standing room only at the 18th annual the 18th annual Philip Bronc Match. Twenty-eight cowboys competed in the first round in hopes of qualifying for the final eight in the short go event.

This year’s event also included a bucking horse competition, the Contractor’s Cup. Four top PRCA contractors, Korkow Rodeo, Sutton Rodeo, Burch Rodeo, and Bailey Pro Rodeo brought their best for this event.

The 2024 Philip Bronc Match champion was Ty Manke of Rapid City, S.D., who scored 88.75 on Sutton’s South Point. Traylon Martin, a Faith, S.D. cowboy, placed second with an 88.50 on Joker Poker. Cole Elshere, also of Faith, S.D., scored 88.25 on Capone for third place. The top three cowboys’ competition was very tough and the judges put just one half of a point between first and third.

Other saddle bronc riders competing in the top eight short go were Lane Scheulke, Newell, S.D., 83.5; Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, S.D., 83; Jacob Kammerer, Philip, S.D., 80.75; Taygon Scheulke, Newell, S.D., 82.5; and Kash Deal, Faith, S.D. had a no score.

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