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Youth compete at the NHSFR

Rock Springs – High school students from across the U.S., Canada and Australia are putting their heart and soul into competing at the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR). The rodeo kicked off in Rock Springs at the Sweetwater Events Complex on July 13 and will continue throughout the week, with the last day of competition on July 19.  

The NHSFR is the “World’s Largest Rodeo” and has over 1,500 contestants competing for a national title. Participants also contend for an assortment of prizes and a share of thousands of dollars in college scholarships.  

Two rodeo performances are held each day, with the top 20 contestants in each event advancing to a final round of competition to win the coveted championship belt buckle. 

Events held at the NHSFR are bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling, team roping and cutting for the male contestants. For female contestants, events held are breakaway roping, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, cutting, team roping and the NHSFR queen contest. 

Be sure to read next week’s Roundup for a look at how Wyoming’s competitors placed in the event.