Area Cowboys and Cowgirls Prepare for National High School Rodeo Finals

The National High School Rodeo Finals begins this Sunday at Rock Springs, Wyoming and will continue through Saturday (7/21). The area will be well represented at this year’s finals. Chase Miller of Broken Bow will compete in the boys cutting and steer wrestling. Miller’s first run in the steer wrestling will be Sunday night and his first showing in the boys cutting will come during Monday night’s performance. Ty Bass of Brewster will also be competing in 2 events. Bass will be in the Reined Cow Horse competition with his first performance scheduled for Tuesday evening and will compete in the Boys Cutting with the first run scheduled during the Wednesday morning performance. BJ McAbee of Ansley qualified in the bull riding with his first ride scheduled for the Monday morning performance. Jaylee Simonson of Dunning and Madison Mills of Eddyville will compete in the pole bending. Simonson’s first run will be Sunday evening while Mills is scheduled to be in the arena on Monday morning. Jentri Hurlburt of Arcadia will compete in the breakaway roping with her first run coming during the Tuesday morning performance and Lexie Lowery of Burwell will be in the barrel racing with her first run scheduled during Monday evening’s performance. Marshall Still of Oconto will compete in steer wrestling with his first run coming in Monday evening’s performance and Cauy Pokorny of Stapleton will team with Clay Holz of Niobrara in the team roping with their first showing scheduled for the opening performance on Sunday night.

Meanwhile, Caleb Smith, a recent graduate of Broken Bow high school and Andrea Meyer of Stapleton will also compete at this year’s National High School Rodeo Finals. They will be part of team Nebraska in the rifle shooting competition.