Locals qualify for NJHFR


TORRINGTON – Kyler Clark, Brenna Herring, Sid Petersen, Tiegen Thompson and Mason Sorenson are five area middle school rodeo competitors who qualified for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo June 23-29 in Huron, S.D.

Clark, an eighth grader from Southeast Junior High School, qualified for team roping with Petersen. Petersen, a seventh-grade homeschooler, also qualified in breakaway roping, and ribbon roping with Herring. Herring, an eighth grader at Southeast, also qualified for breakaway roping. Thompson, a seventh-grade homeschooler, will compete in goat tying. Sorensen, a seventh grader at Southeast, will participate in shooting sports at the NJHFR.

Featuring roughly 1,000 contestants from 44 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia and Mexico, 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 vying for more than $200,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a National Junior High Finals Rodeo World Champion.

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