After most of the spring season had been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, high school rodeo contestants were able to reunite last week for “practice rodeos” at Harrison, NE. The Panhandle rodeo took place Friday followed by the Harrison rodeo on Saturday.
Cowboys and cowgirls from the KCNI/KBBN coverage area provided some strong performances. During Friday’s performance, Ashlyn Jensen of Burwell posted the top time in the barrel racing at 18.318. Arcadia’s Jentri Hurlburt had the top time in the breakaway roping on Friday at 2.78 seconds and Madison Mills of Eddyville was tops in the pole bending with a time of 21.331.
On Saturday, Madison Mills of Eddyville was tops in the barrel racing in a winning time of 18.104 and Taci Flinn of Arcadia posted the top time in the pole bending event at 21.343 seconds.
For full results of last week’s events, click on the links below. Also, listen to the high school rodeo report which will air on KCNI 1280 AM / 96.3 FM on Wednesday during the noon and 5pm sports reports.
Contestants will now start to focus on the Nebraska state finals scheduled for June 16-20 in Burwell. The first performance of the state finals rodeo is scheduled for Thursday June 18 at 10 AM.