(Wyoming) - The National Junior High Finals for rodeo brought 1,049 contestants from 42 different states, three Canadian provinces and Australia to rope and ride for scholarship dollars, jackpot money and prizes. Wyoming rounded up thirty-three from around the the state to compete. The Junior High Division was created within the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) in 2004 for sixth- through eighth-graders as a feeder system into the high-school ranks, and now fields more than 2,500 junior-high students in 13 different events. The Wyoming Team placed 17th in the Nation! Girls Team took 24th, and the Boys secured the 15th spot. Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls who placed in the nation included: - Rayne Grant in the Pole Bending placed 13th. - Teegan Leno was 4th in the Boys goat tying and 5th in the Team Roping. - Colter Ellis was 14th in the Tie Down Roping. - Shae Halls was 19th in the Barrel Racing. - Riggen Myers was 17th in the Bareback Steer Riding. - Teagan Bentley was 5th in the Team Roping (with Teegan Leno). Teagan Bentley (from Casper) and his partner Teegan Leno (from Sheridan) Team Roping, they finished fifth in the Nation. Teagan Bentley and his Ribbon Roping Partner Bailey Cunningham (from Sheridan). Click to see complete results
Way to represent our Great State, Team Wyoming!
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