Local duo going strong in Oklahoma


GUTHRIE, Okla. – Yoder duo of Haiden Thompson and Kadra Clark are both sitting in the top 10 of their respective events at the National High School Finals Rodeo during the second go-round.

Clark is second in the average in goat tying with a time of 15.57 seconds, while Thompson is sixth in the average of breakaway roping with a time of 6.64 seconds.

Clark, a recent graduate of Southeast High School, was 10th in the first round with a run of 7.91 seconds, while recording the third-fastest time – 7.66 seconds – in the second round.

Goat tying is Clark’s lone event at the NHSFR.

Thompson is also competing in goat tying and reined cow horse.

Thompson tied for third in goat tying in 7.67 seconds in round one. In reined cow horse, Thompson scored 260.5 points in round one for 58th place, 265.5 for 40th in the second round.

As a group, the girls’ Wyoming Team is now in sixth place with 1,700 points.

The NHSFR is one of the fastest growing youth organizations, with an annual membership of approximately 12,500 students from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia and Mexico. The Association sanctions over 1,800 rodeos each year. 

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