The First Go Round has completed at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Madison Mills of Eddyville is currently sitting in the top ten of the nation after the 1st go in the pole bending event. Mills posted an opening time of 20.266 in the Monday morning performance which puts her 7th overall after the first go. The top time in the go round was 19.976. Mills is also competing in barrel racing and currently sits 59th after the first go with an opening time of 16.33
Cooper Bass of Brewster is in the top 20 of the boys cutting after the first go round. Bass posted an opening score of 142 which puts him 17th overall. Bass is also competing in the Reined Cow Horse competition posting an opening score of 271.5 which puts him 38th overall after the first go.
Zane Kreikemeier of Callaway and Coy Johnston of Stapleton had a strong opening run in the team roping. Their opening time was 7.91 seconds which has them 19th in the nation after the 1st go.
Taci Flinn of Arcadia had an opening time of 16.595 in the barrels which puts her 87th overall after the 1st go and Jace Hurlburt of Arcadia had a time of 3.92 in the breakaway roping to sit 40th after the first go. Brody McAbee of Ansley is competing in the saddle broncs but failed to put together a qualified ride in his opening performance. Zack Bradley of Brewster posted an opening time of 28.42 in the tie down roping which is 78th best after the 1st go.
Highlights for Team Nebraska after the 1st go include Gauge McBride of Kearney sitting tied for second in the barebacks with an opening score of 80. McBride also sits 6th in the all around cowboy standings after the first go. Nebraska has two cowboys in the top ten in steer wrestling. Parker Johnston of Maywood is currently tied for 4th and Rhett Witt of Valentine is 6th. Jessica Stevens of Creighton is sitting 8th in the goat tying and Wacey Flack of Maywood is 10th after the first go in the boys cutting.
After the first go, Nebraska is tied for 4th with Colorado in the boys team standings, 9th in the girls standings and sixth in the combined standings. Texas leads the team race in all three standings.