Locals ropers make Junior High School Rodeo National Finals

Grade 7 student, Trey Erion (12) of Castor and Grade 6 student, Denton Burns (12) of Hanna have qualified for the Junior High School Rodeo National Finals (NJHFR) in Lebanon, Tennessee starting on June 19.  ECA Review/Submitted


Grade 7 student, Trey Erion (12) of Castor and Grade 6 student, Denton Burns (12) of Hanna have qualified for the Junior High School Rodeo National Finals (NJHFR) in Lebanon, Tennessee on June 19.

According to Tammy Burns, this is Trey’s second years in Jr. High School Rodeo. He has a rodeo family background, junior and 4H rodeoed for years.

This is Denton’s rookie in Jr. High Rodeo and also has a family rodeo background and has been Jr. Rodeoing for several years.  Along with qualifying with Trey in the team roping, Denton also qualified in the Breakway Roping.

The boys had a great Alberta finals, coming into the team roping in eigth position, earning 3rd in the average and fourth overall which qualified them for Nationals.

Denton came in the breakaway finals in last spot (20th) earned second in the average and bumping him to fourth overall for a Nationals qualifying spot.

Featuring roughly 1,000 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia, the NJHFR is the world’s largest junior high rodeo.

In addition to competing for more than $75,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will also be vying for more than $100,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a National Junior High Finals Rodeo National Champion.

To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 – based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds to advance to Saturday evening’s final round.

National champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores.

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