Team Wyoming in 11th After Monday’s Performances

Team Wyoming in 11th After Monday’s Performances


GILLETTE – Team Wyoming is near the top as the team finished the first full day at the National High School Finals Rodeo.

The combined scores of the boys and girls after Monday has Wyoming in the 11th spot out of 40 states that have competed so far. Texas was leading the pack after Monday’s competition.

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Big Piney’s Karson Bradley made her first run of the National High School Finals Rodeo on Monday morning. Bradley competed in pole bending and posted a time of  20.965 seconds. She is currently in 19th place but only trails the top time by 0.680 seconds.

LaBarge’s Brian Brown continues to lead the bareback competition with his Sunday score of 78. He is the co-defending national champ. Gillette’s Shyann Russell is in fourth place in the barrels and Emmy Ilgen of Sheridan also sits in fourth in girl’s cutting.

Several cowboys and cowgirls are scheduled to hit the arena on Tuesday including Farson’s Neale Jones and McKinnon’s Chance Anderson.


NHSFR Results

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Round 1 Results: (Not everyone has had their first run. If someone was scheduled, but there are no results, assume that person took a no time/no score)


1st Place: Brian Brown (LaBarge) – 78 points. Leads by 6 points.

10th Place: Thomas Davis (Osage) – 58 points. Trials by 20 points.

Goat Tying

10th Place: Jacey Thompson (Lusk) – 7.84 seconds. Trails by 0.74 seconds.

30th Place: Reata Beck (Albin) – 9.14 seconds. Trails by 2.04 seconds.

Pole Bending

19th Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) – 20.965 seconds. Trails by 0.680 seconds.

Barrel Racing

4th Place: Shyann Russell (Gillette) – 17.624 seconds. Trails by 0.186 seconds.

17th Place: Kenna Balkenbush (Sheridan) – 17.838 seconds. Trails by 0.4 seconds.

Tie-Down Roping

37th Place: Zane Thompson (Cheyenne) – 24.05 seconds. Trails by 14.95 seconds.

51st Place: Canton Afdahl (Torrington) – 29.97 seconds. Trails by 20.87 seconds.

Team Roping

7th Place: Kellan and Carson Johnson (Casper) – 7.27 seconds. Trail by 1.78 seconds.

Bull Riding

7th Place: Ryley Lane (Torrington) – 71 points. Trails by 11 points.

Girls Cutting

4th Place: Emmy Ilgen (Sheridan) – 145 points. Trails by 5 points.

Reined Cow Horse

34th Place: Reata Beck (Albin) – 255 points. Trails by 39.5 points

Team Standings

Boys: Wyoming is 10th out of 38 teams. (Texas leads)

Girls: Wyoming is 10th out of 33 teams. (Nebraska leads)

Combined: Wyoming is 11th out of 40 teams. (Texas leads)

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