Matt Miller of Callaway Leader in Tie Down Roping After 1st Go at National Finals

The first go round of the National High School Finals Rodeo concluded with the Wednesday morning performance.  Team Nebraska was led in the opening go round by Matthew Miller of Callaway.  Miller sits atop the leaderboard in the tie down roping.  Miller posted the top time in the event during the Monday night performance when he went 8.83 seconds.  Miller will make his second run in the event on Friday morning.

Madison Mills of Eddyville is in the top ten of the pole bending after the first go round.  Mills posted the top time during the Wednesday morning performance at 20.736 seconds and currently sits 8th overall.  Mills will be right back in the arena Wednesday night for her second run.

Cody Miller of Broken Bow is in the top ten of the boys cutting.  Miller posted a score of 143 during the Tuesday morning performance which has him tied for 8th overall.  Miller will perform next on Thursday night.

Brody McAbee of Ansley had a qualified ride in the saddle broncs during the Monday morning performance.  McAbee’s 68 was the top score during the performance and puts him 8th overall after the first go round.  Dean Schroder of Taylor also sits in the top ten of the saddle broncs after the first go.  Schroder scored a 65 on his opening ride and is currently tied for 10th.

Dane Pokorny of Stapleton is sitting just outside the top ten in steer wrestling after the opening go round.  Pokorny posted a time of 5.21 seconds in his opening run on Tuesday morning.  Pokorny is scheduled to make his second run of the finals during the Thursday night performance.

Team Nebraska currently sits third in the boys team standings and sits 13th in the girls team standings after the first go round.  Nebraska is 7th in the combined standings.  Texas leads in all three team categories.

The 2nd go round begins with the Wednesday evening performance and will conclude with the Saturday morning performance.

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