O’Bryan and Wollert Competing at World’s Largest Jr High Rodeo

DENVER- Braxton O’Bryan and Wayttyn Wollert, members of the Southeast All Stars Junior High School Rodeo team have earned positions on the Colorado State National Junior High School Rodeo team. Braxton O’Bryan who is an 8th grader at Lamar Middle School will compete in the Rifle Shoot. Wayttyn Wollert, an 8th grader at Wiley Junior High School, will compete in the girls goat tying. They will be traveling with fellow Southeast All Stars teammates Coy Evans, Brayden Fillmore, Waitley Sharon, and Klayt Staudt along with qualifiers from around the state of Colorado to Huron South Dakota, June 24th thru June 30th where they will compete at the 14th annual National Junior High School Finals Rodeo (NJHFR).

Featuring more than, 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 $80,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will also be competing for more than $200,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named an NJHFR World Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20- based on their combined scores/times in the first two rounds- to advance to Saturday evening’s final round. World champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores.

Again, this year, the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of each NJHFR performance will also air online at www.RidePass.com. Performance times are 7 p.m. on June 24th, and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day thereafter.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NJHFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, shopping at the tradeshow, and visiting area attractions as Huron hosts the NJHFR this year.

To follow your local favorites at the NJHFR, visit NHSRA.com daily for complete results. For ticket information, visit www.sdstatefair.com.


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