Lovelady Students Qualify for National Rodeo Finals

Two Lovelady High School students have earned positions on the Texas National High School Rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyoming to compete at the 67th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) July 12-18.

Colton Currie, a junior, will compete in boys cutting and Boudreaux Campbell, a sophomore, will compete in bull riding.

Featuring more than 1,500 contestants from 42 states, five Canadian Provinces and Australia, the NHSFR is the world's largest rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $200,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will be vying for more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named NHSFR 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.

The Saturday championship performances will again be televised nationally as part of the Cinch Highschool Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of each NHSFR performance will also air online at Performance times are 7 p.m. on July 12, 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, NHSFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, and shopping at the NHSFR tradeshow.

To follow local rodeo competitors in the NHSFR, visit daily for complete results. For ticket information, call (307) 352-6789.