National Junior High Rodeo Finals results 2010
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 competed for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes. Since the first Junior High Finals was held in 2005, Gallup, N.M., has served as the host site.
National Junior High Rodeo Finals
June 26-July 3 2010 • Gallup, N.M.
Local competitors and champions plus placings for Nebraska contestants: Team Roping Average: (132 teams competed): 1. Trevor Kirchenschlager, Yuma, Colo., Trevor Schnaufer, Pueblo, Colo., 34.452 on 3 head. 27. Brody Cleveland, Keystone, Neb., Cash Talamantez, Lisco, Neb., 14.591 on 1 head. They also ended up 18th in the 2nd go with their time of 14.591. 36. Ty Spickelmier, Imperial, Neb., Tanner Stec, Bassett, Neb., 16.677. Gunner Walker, Big Springs, Neb.; Kalane Anders, Bayard, Neb – No time on both steers. Ribbon Roping Average: (132 teams competed): 1. Quinton Inman, Ketchum, Okla., Taci Owens, Ketchum, Okla., 25.997 on 3 head; 6. Madison Clark, Wellfleet, Neb., Riley Wakefield, O’Neill, Neb., 31.032; 21. Tanner Stec, Bassett, Neb., Charmayne Strong, Rushville, Neb., 26.17; 68. Brandy Schaack, Hyannis, Neb., Terrel Vineyard, Oshkosh, Neb., 11.372 on 1 head. They also ended up 29th in the 2nd go with the time of 11.372. Tie-Down Roping Average: 1. Case Jones, Gatesville, Texas, 34.055; 16. Tate Mathis, Atkinson, Neb., 32.948; 24. Kalane Anders, Bayard, Neb., 48.923; 26. Tanner Stec, Bassett, Neb., 10.54 on 1 head; 71. Blaine Finney, Ainsworth, Neb., 24.969. Barrel Racing Average: 1. Cayla Melby, Backus, Minn., 50.04; 23. Megan Turek, St Paul, Neb., 34.277; 33. Jamie Thomas, Unadilla, Neb., 34.524; 105. Gussie Rhoades, Harvard, Neb., 39.399; 131. Kelsey Wood, Imperial, Neb., 44.739. Boys Breakaway Average: 1. Brady Norman, Springer, Okla., 9.074; JT Adamson, Cody, Neb., 11.702; on 3 head; 37. Cooper White, Hershey, Neb., 2.6465 on 1 head. Boys Goat Tying Average: 1. Tyson Arledge, Milano, Texas, 30.71; 10. Tanner Stec, Bassett, Neb., 35.897; 35. Tanner Freeman, Dunning, Neb., 26.942; 86. Kalane Anders, Bayard, Neb., 35.767; 98. Riley Wakefield, O’Neill, Neb., 41.281. Chute Dogging Average: 1. Dakota Durfee, Salina, Utah, 5.482; 12. Kalane Anders, Bayard, Neb., 8.627; 18. Tanner Stec, Bassett, Neb., 13.07; 26. Blaine Finney, Ainsworth, Neb., 6.618; 45. Tye Spies, Brownlee, Neb., 11.395. Girls Breakaway Average: 1. Brandi Hollenbeck, Hutchinson, Kan., 8.054; 27. Sadie Stec, Bassett, Neb., 2.584; 30. Brandy Schaack, Hyannis, Neb., 2.869. Girls Goat Tying Average: 1. Jessica Gray, Sparr, Fla., 27.927; 15. Murphy Haun, Mitchell, Neb., 36.972; 47. DeLynn Strand, Amelia, Neb., 29.574; 58. Shaina Simonson, Dunning, Neb., 32.835; 73. Charmayne Strong, Rushville, Neb., 36.675. Pole Bending Average: 1. Sissy Winn, Chapman Ranch, Texas, 60.811; 28. Madison Haun, Mitchell, Neb., 43.748; 54. Charmayne Strong, Rushville, Neb., 47.529; 72. Jamie Thomas, Unadilla, Neb., 49.042. All Around Cowboy: 1. Brady Norman, Springer, Okla., 2150. All Around Cowgirl: 1. Torey Little, Hackberry, La., 1320. 2010 NJHFR Light Rifle Results: Pryce Pinney – Nebraska score: 239 3rd place $750 scholarship.
Texas won the girls, Oklahoma won the boys and overall team titles. Nebraska boys were 11th overall, Nebraska girls were 16th overall and the Nebraska team was 14th overall with boys and girls combined out of 43 total teams. Each event had around 132 entered except Jr. Bullriding.
Nebraska was the Volleyball Champions this year. They defeated Florida in the Championship game and California in the semi’s. They also defeated Alberta, Canada, Montana, and North Dakota enroute.
Montana was the tug-of-war champions. They beat Nebraska in the first round and went on to win it all.
Points are awarded at each Nebraska rodeo held with points accumulating to determine the year end winners. The top 4 year end winners qualify to go on and compete in the Junior High National Finals. Points are awarded at each rodeo to the top 10 placers, with 1st being awarded 10 points and 10th being awarded 1 point. Rodeos were held at Valentine, Broken Bow, Curtis, Dunning and Mitchell as well as the state finals in McCook. Each place had 2 rodeos so there were 10 chances to earn points as well as 2 go rounds and the average at State for a total of 13 opportunities or 130 points and 260 points in team roping and ribbon roping because you add both members together.
In the team roping Brody Cleveland of Keystone, Neb., and Cash Talamantez of Lisco, Neb., won 2 ninths, 1 second, 4 thirds, 1 fifth and 1 sixth. They ended the year as runner-up state champions with 112 points. They also came into state in 2nd place. Brody was 7th for the year in chute dogging with 51 points. Cash was 10th in breakaway roping with 29 points.
Terrel Vineyard ended the year in 4th place in the ribbon roping with partner Bailey Davis and 127 points – both are from Oshkosh, Neb. Bailey elected not to go to the National Finals so Terrel had Brandy Schaack of Hyannis, Neb., who was a top 10 finisher go as his partner to nationals. Terrel was 6th in team roping with partner Rio McGinley of Oshkosh, Neb., with 78 points, and 5th in breakaway roping with 41 points. Rio was 6th in goat tying with 44.5 points.
Gunner Walker of Big Springs, Neb., ended the year in 5th place in the team roping with partner John Opela of Stapleton, Neb., with 80 points but was asked to go with Kalane Anders of Bayard to nationals, as his partner couldn’t attend. Gunner also ended the year in 10th in tie-down roping with 33 points. Nebraska end of the year standings are located online at: http://www.nebraskawranglerdivision.org/NJHSRA_standings.htm
The 2011 season will get underway with two rodeos each at Valentine on Sept. 25-26, 2010, Broken Bow on Oct. 2-3, 2010 and Curtis on Oct. 9, 2010. It will wrap up in the spring/summer of 2011 with 4-6 more rodeos and the state finals.