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Published September 24, 2012, 10:33 AM

Family tradition

One of the joys of running a beef feedlot is that the Jeff and Jona Kvamme family has time for their favorite pastimes — rodeo and wrestling.

By: Mikkel Pates, Agweek

CARRINGTON, N.D. — One of the joys of running a beef feedlot is that the Jeff and Jona Kvamme family has time for their favorite pastimes — rodeo and wrestling.

Jeff and Jona’s five children — Kylie, 16; Keenan, 14; Kambree, 9; Kaulder, 8; and Kirra, 7 — all are in rodeo. The younger kids are in various youth rodeos.

Kylie competes in barrels, poles, breakaway roping, goat-tying and team roping. She was the North Dakota High School Rodeo Association State Finals average winner in breakaway in June.

Keenan was all-around rodeo champion for junior high in 2012 and was state champion in bull-riding and tie-down roping. He qualified to go to nationals in six events.

The family all went to Gallup, N.M., for the National Junior High Rodeo Finals in June. The wrestling season goes from November to April. Rodeo goes from March to Oct. 1.

“The month of October slows down, and that works well because that’s when we’re getting all the cattle in,” Jona says.

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