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Local students excel at Nat’l H.S. Rodeo Finals

Big Piney, Wyo., cowboy Chance Ames takes the lead in the sixth performance and also wins round 1 of the barebacks with his score of 79. Go to http://www.nhsra.com/High-School to see how your favorite cowboys and cowgirls ended the week. Photo by Jennings Photography


As the sky cleared up from the rainy night NHSRA kicked off the eighth performance here in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Bareback Bronc Riding went to Brian Brown of La Barge, Wyoming with a score of 75. He attends Big Piney High School and is 17 years old.

MaKayla Mack wins the breakaway roping with a 2.56. Mack is a native of Christmas, Florida and enjoys roping and working cows.

Moulton High School Senior, Laramie Zant of Shiner, Texas wins the performance 8 goat tying. The eighteen year old tied a 7.7 leaving her as a top contender here at the NHSFR.

Tie-Down Roper Colton Kofoed of Bear River, Wyoming wins the performance with a 9.89.

The family legacy continues with Ryder Wright taking the eighth performance in Saddle Bronc Riding with a 77 point ride. The junior of Milford High School is winning the average. In his free time you’ll find Wright cruising around on his motorcycle.

The 7.26 seconds wins the Steer Wrestling for Owen Salcito of Skull Valley, Arizona.

Pole Bending goes to the Oregon Native, Haydn Morsa with a 19.849.

Team Roping duo Cooper White of Hershey, Nebraska, and Doug Finney of Anselmo, Nebraska dominate performance 8 here in Rock Springs. The team landed a 7.49 second spin and are sitting thirteenth in the average. On the heading side, Cooper enjoys dummy roping, entering jackpots and basketball. While Finney enjoys ranching, basketball and FFA.

Rainy Robinson takes in the Barrels today for Caldwell, Idaho. The senior at Vallivue High School ran a 17.294. Robinson is a three time NHSFR qualifier, a three time IDHSRA Barrel Racing Champion, the 2015 IDHSRA All-Around Cowgirl and the IDHSRA Student President.

Texas took home the Bull Riding event with Keyshawn Whitehorse from The Woodlands, Texas with a 74 point ride. Whitehorse is a junior at Keystone High School and can be found fishing and hunting in his free time.

Boys Cutting went to John Penner from Claresholm, Alberta, Canada with a score of 146. He enjoys roping and hunting in his free time.

Girls Cutting went to Sidney Amos of Loma, Colorado with a score of 150 points.

Jayde Atkins won the Reined Cow Horse. Atkins hometown is Broken Bow, Nebraska where she is a member of FFA, FCA, Student Council and National Honor Society. The Broken Bow Junior also plays basketball and softball. Her 292 points will leave her sitting tall in the NHSRF standings.

The top 20 contestants, based on aggregate times/scores from round one and two, in each event will advance to Saturday evening’s Short-go. There are 1,604 contestants competing for National titles this week.

See http://www.nhsra.com/High-School for full results up to performance 8.