The Nebraska High School Rodeo Association held its final rodeos of the spring regular season with three rodeos in western Nebraska this past weekend. The first of the three competitions was the panhandle rodeo in Harrison on Friday (6/3). Cody Miller of Broken Bow was the boys all around champion. Miller teamed with Matthew Miller of Callaway to place 2nd in the team roping and was also the runner-up in the tie down roping on Friday. Other area highlights from Friday included Spencer DeNaeyer of Seneca winning the barebacks with a score of 77. Devin Konicek of Burwell was first in the boys cutting. Whitney Jennings was champion in the breakaway roping. Zane Kreikemeier of Callaway and Coy Johnston of Stapleton won the team roping and Sid Miller of Merna was champion in the tie down roping on Friday.
Saturday’s rodeo also took place at Harrison. Among the area highlights, Spencer DeNaeyer was the bareback champion with a score of 70 and Gracyn Hicks of Burwell won the girls cutting with a 73 score.
Sunday’s rodeo was held at Crawford. Cooper Bass of Brewster was the boys all around champion. Bass’s highlights included winning the boys cutting with a score of 72 and placing 4th in the team roping with partner Zack Bradley of Brewster. Other area highlights Sunday included Anna Clark of Thedford winning the barrel racing in a time of 17.54 seconds. Dane Pokorny of Stapleton won the steer wrestling in a time of 5.84 seconds and Sid Miller was the tie down roping champion in a time of 9.98 seconds.
High school rodeo competitors will now prepare for the state finals which will take place at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings with the first go round scheduled for Friday (6/10).
Listen to the Nebraska high school rodeo report which airs Wednesday on KCNI during the noon and 5 p.m. sports reports.