Qualifying for nationals

Clifford Smith/Douglas Budget Haiden Thompson competes in barrel racing on Thursday at the Wyoming High School Rodeo Association State Finals in Douglas. Thompson qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo in three events over the weekend – reined cow horse, breakaway roping and goat tying.

Thompson, Herring duo, McBride, Lane qualify for NHSFR

DOUGLAS – The Wyoming High School Rodeo Association held its final event of the season over the weekend with the Wyoming State Finals in Douglas.

Five locals were able to punch their tickets the National High School Rodeo Finals next month with a strong showing over the three-day event.

The top four competitors in the season-long points standings in each event will qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo which will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska on July 18-24.

Haiden Thompson, Cord Herring, Bodie Herring, Cort McBride and Baliegh Lane qualified in seven events.

Thompson led the way with three events, including reined cow horse, breakaway roping and goat tying. Cord Herring qualified in two events – tie-down roping and team roping, while Bodie Herring qualified in team roping. McBride will join partner Bodie Herring in team roping. Lane qualified for the girl’s cutting event.

Thompson is also the top alternate for nationals in pole bending, while Brenna Herring is the top alternate in breakaway roping.

At the state finals, Thompson won the average in goat tying in 20.94 seconds on three attempts, while Cord Herring won tie-down roping in 37.96 seconds on three.

Lane was also awarded with being the top rookie girl at the state rodeo, while Thompson claimed the Year End All-Around Girl honors.

WHSRA State Final results

Thursdayís first round

Breakaway roping: 9. Haiden Thompson 4.28 seconds

Tie-down roping: 2. Cord Herring 12.81 seconds; 10. Bodie Herring 18.4

Goat tying: 2. Haiden Thompson 7.06 seconds

Team roping: 6. Sid Petersen and Broyce Breeden 8.88 seconds

Reined Cow Horse: T3. Haiden Thompson 136.5 points

Fridayís second round

Barrel racing: 7. Clara Peterson 17.982 seconds

Girl’s cutting: Baliegh Lane 64 points

Reined Cow Horse: 3. Haiden Thompson 142.5 points; Baliegh Lane 125

Tie-down roping: 2. Cord Herring 12.59 seconds; 8. Bodie Herring 14.12

Goat tying: 2. Haiden Thompson 6.94 seconds

Pole bending: 10. Haiden Thompson 21.275 seconds

Breakaway roping: 1. Haiden Thompson 2.41 seconds; 10. Brenna Herring 4.66

Team roping: 2. Bodie Herring and Cort McBride 7.16 seconds

Girl’s cutting: Baliegh Lane 63 points

Saturdayís short go

Reined cow horse: Baliegh Lane 112.5 points

Girl’s cutting: 3. Baliegh Lane 65 points

Goat tying: 1. Haiden Thompson 6.94 seconds; 8. Clara Peterson 8.81

Breakaway: 4. Brenna Herring 4 seconds; Haiden Thompson 9.1

Barrel racing: 10. Haiden Thompson 18.162 seconds

Tie-down roping: 4. Cord Herring 12.56 seconds

Pole bending: 6. Haiden Thompson 21.293 seconds

Team roping: 4. Bodie Herring and Court McBride 11.66 seconds; 6. Cord Herring and Broc Schwartzkopf 13.72; 7. Colter Nunn and Kyler Clark 14.62

Shooting results:

Light rifle: 9. Mason Sorensen 173 points

Trap shooting: 5. Mason Sorensen 85 points

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