Mandan News

Public invited to Nov. 16 sendoff for NFR bareback rider

North Dakota rodeo enthusiasts are throwing a party Saturday, Nov. 16 to celebrate Mandan bareback rider Ty Breuer’s 2013 professional rodeo accomplishment of finishing seventh in the world standings and to send him off to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas with solid state and community backing.

The celebration will be held at the Seven Seas Inn, Mandan, beginning at 7:30 p.m. with a social during which Ty will be available to greet guests and autograph competition photos. A brief program at 8:30 p.m. will feature former Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association barrelman and clown Steve Tomac, St. Anthony, serving as master of ceremonies with comments by former world bareback riding champion Wayne Herman, Halliday, and former world saddle bronc champion Brad Gjermundson, Marshall. Breuer will introduce his family and supporters. A dance to DJ music begins at 9 p.m. Admission is free.

A raffle will be held at the event for two Remington rifles donated in part by Gun Hutt, a $100 Visa card, a $50 Scheels card, $100 cash and more prizes.

Breuer, 22, is North Dakota’s only contestant at this year’s National Finals Rodeo to be held Dec. 5-14 in Las Vegas. The top 15 in each event qualify for the chance to compete for as much as $18,630 for first place in each of 10 rounds of competition plus an average payout of $47,776. World champions are determined at the event.

Wins at rodeos 17 rodeos including the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver and the Cody Stampede in Wyoming helped Breuer garner enough earnings for his first NFR qualification in 2013. He was a National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association champion while competing for Wyoming College in Riverton, the PRCA’s 2010 Rookie Bareback Rider of the Year, and a three-time N.D. high school bareback champion in 2006-2008, plus 2008 reserve national high school bareback champion. He has also earned championships in the N.D. Rodeo Association and the Roughrider Rodeo Association.

Ty Breuer often travels to rodeos with his younger brother Casey, also an accomplished bareback rider in professional, college and high school ranks. The sons of Ed and Penny Breuer, the boys grew up on a cattle ranch about 20 miles southwest of Mandan with their sister Alyssa.