The Wyoming Jr high rodeo Assoc. held there state finals in Casper Wy on Friday.

Sheridan County will be sending 6 students to the National Jr High finals in Gallup, Nm June 23-29th.

25 contestants from the state of Wy. qualified to go and 6 were from Sheridan county. The top 4 in the state in each event, qualify.

Created in 2004, the NHSRA Junior High Division was established to bring the excitement of the sport to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and to serve as a feeder system into the high school ranks of the Association.

Today, all 47 states and provinces that belong to the NHSRA also produce a Junior High Division as well, with over 2,500 members in total now competing. Junior High Division students compete in a variety of events, including Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Chute Dogging, Team Roping, Ribbon Roping, and Junior Bull Riding.

Each summer, the "best of the best" from each state and province qualify for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo. Approximately 900 competitors show off their talents in the event and compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes. Since the first Junior High Finals was held in 2005, Gallup, New Mexico has served as the host site.

The picture from right to left:

Kade Koltiska qualified in Barrel Racing

Emmy Ilgen qualified in Breakaway, teamroping, and ribbon roping.

Shyanna Cahoy qualified in Barrel Racing, polebending, and ribbon roping.

Makenna Balkenbush qualified in Breakaway, and goat tying

Saige Pollard qualified in the Poles, goat tying, breakaway, and ribbon roping. She was also the state champion all-around cowgirl

Wheaton Williams qualified in the Team roping with his partner Jarren Johnson from Casper wy.

You can find more info about the finals at NHSRA website.

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