Nebraska State High School Finals Rodeo Recap – Area Cowboys and Cowgirls Claim State Titles and Qualify for Nationals

Nebraska State High School Finals Rodeo Recap – Area Cowboys and Cowgirls Claim State Titles and Qualify for Nationals
Taci Flinn of Arcadia competing at State High School Finals Rodeo Photo by Stephanie Miller

The 2021 Nebraska State High School Finals Rodeo was held June 17-19 at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings.  Among the area highlights, Madison Mills placed first in both the barrel racing and pole bending.  Mills also claimed the girls all around championship for the state finals. Spencer DeNaeyer of Seneca was the only cowboy to have three qualified rides in winning the bareback competition.  Cooper Bass of Brewster had the top combined score to win the boys cutting.  Dane Pokorny of Stapleton was tops in the average to win the steer wrestling.

After the points from the state finals rodeo were calculated in, the following area cowboys and cowgirls claimed state titles.

Madison Mills of Eddyville – Pole Bending Champion
Cooper Bass of Brewster – Boys Cutting
Brody McAbee of Ansley – Saddle Broncs
Spencer DeNaeyer of Seneca – Barebacks
Dane Pokorny of Stapleton – Steer Wrestling

Cooper Bass of Brewster was also honored as the state’s boys all around champion for 2021.

The following area cowboys and cowgirls have qualified for nationals next month which will take place in Lincoln, NE.

Barebacks
Spencer DeNaeyer of Seneca

Boys Cutting
Cooper Bass – Brewster
Cody Miller – Broken Bow
Hayden Jennings – Seneca

Bull Riding
Dalton Garey – Broken Bow

Pole Bending
Madison Mills – Eddyville

Girls Cutting
Whitney Jennings – Seneca
Emma Pearson – Broken Bow (Alternate)

Breakaway Roping
Jace Hurlburt – Arcadia

Barrel Racing
Taci Flinn – Arcadia
Madison Mills – Eddyville

Saddle Broncs
Brody McAbee – Ansley

Steer Wrestling
Dane Pokorny – Stapleton
Coy Johnston – Stapleton

Tie Down Roping
Matt Miller – Callaway

Team Roping
Cooper Bass – Brewster
Zack Bradley – Brewster
Jace Hurlburt – Arcadia

STATE FINALS RODEO RESULTS

2021 STATE CHAMPIONS and NATIONAL QUALIFIERS

 

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