The National High School Rodeo Finals came to its conclusion over the weekend in Rock Springs, WY. Several area cowboys and cowgirls turned in strong performances for Team Nebraska. Lexie Lowery of Burwell was the top Nebraska finisher in Barrel Racing. Lowery finished 66th overall in the average with runs of 18.137 seconds in the first go and 18.473 in the 2nd go. In the boys cutting, Ty Bass of Brewster finished 42nd in the average with a combined score of 273 and Chase Miller Broken Bow was right behind with a combined score of 272. Jentri Hurlburt of Arcadia participated in Breakaway Roping. Hurlburt had one qualified time in her two runs posting a time of 12.49 seconds. BJ McAbee of Ansley competed in the bull riding but failed to post a qualified ride. Mason Ward of North Platte was the top Nebraska finisher placing 17th overall in the average. Jaylee Simonson of Dunning was the top Nebraska finisher in pole bending. Simonson was 47th overall in the average with a combined time of 43.04 on two runs while Madison Mills of Eddyville finished 58th in the average with a combined time of 43.66. In the steer wrestling, Marshall Still was 27th in the average with a combined time of 14.97. Still’s first run was 9.76 but bettered that in the 2nd go with a time of 5.21. Chase Miller of Broken Bow did not post a qualified time on his first run but posted a time of 4.75 on his second run which was 6th fastest in the go round and put him 63rd overall in the steer wrestling average. Ty Bass of Brewster was the top Nebraska finisher in the reined cow horse competition with a combined score of 549.5 which was tied for 48th in the average.
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