Nebraska High School rodeo contestants made stops in Stapleton and Thedford over the weekend. Jace Hurlburt of Arcadia was girls all around champion at the Stapleton rodeo on Saturday. Hurlburt teamed with Tate Talkington of Scottsbluff to win the team roping Saturday in a time of 8.62 seconds and placed 2nd in the breakaway roping in a time of 3.42 seconds. Other area highlights on Saturday included Cooper Bass of Brewster winning the boys cutting with a score of 73. Cooper Kursave of Arcadia won the bull riding with a score of 78 and Emma Warren of Thedford won the goat tying in a time of 8.77 seconds.
Competition moved to Thedford on Sunday. Area highlights there included Spencer DeNaeyer of Seneca winning the bareback riding with a score of 73. Cayson Johnston of Stapleton teamed with Hayes Hammond of Valentine to win the team roping in a time of 8.53 seconds and Cooper Phillips won the tie down roping in a time of 10.64 seconds.
Listen to the Nebraska High School Rodeo Report Wednesday during the noon and 5 p.m. sports reports on KCNI 1280 AM / 96.3 FM.