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In The Moment: Rodeo 101 With Dale Christensen

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  • This month the SDPB Spotlight shines on rodeo in South Dakota. And today we unpack the complexities of the sport for the uninitiated among us with a little Rodeo 101 conversation.  For this, we've invited Dale Christensen to the mic. He's a long-time rodeo professional. He is the national director for high school rodeo, and he announces for SDPB's high school rodeo coverage. 
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