District 3 takes the title at State Rodeo
Those hard riding and fast roping cowboys and cowgirls of California High School Rodeo District 3 didn’t slow down a bit last month as they captured the crown at the State Rodeo held in Bishop June 10-14. There were nine districts competing.
Clayton Brum was the big winner taking first in bull riding and earning All Around Cowboy honors as well. For his efforts, the high school junior was awarded a saddle, a belt buckle and a bumper-pull horse trailer. Brum also placed second in saddle bronc riding.
Also taking first place in their events were Emma Jones and Clayton Biglow. Jones raced to gold in pole bending and Biglow was bareback bronc champion. All top prize winners were awarded a saddle, belt buckle and a $250 scholarship.
District 3’s Annie Rose Seifert took second in goat tying. Third place went to Cheyanne Carpenter in girls cutting and the team roping duo of Seth Adams and Wyatt Adams.
Mason Mardesich and Luke Pfister came in fourth in the team roping event.
All the above contestants will move on to the National Rodeo to be held in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 14-20.
Also receiving scholarships for District 3 were Katie Rice ($1,000), Seifert ($800, plus $250 Secretary of State Award), Macey Cox, Coral Alberi, Carpenter, Katie Lee ($700 each), Rachel Bertram ($350) and Jennifer Oakham ($250).
Cox and Chuck McMarley were given the Memorial Award $500 Shopping Spree.
The National High School Rodeo Foundation, founded in 1970, awards the scholarships funds to the National High School Rodeo Association. These scholarship dollars are awarded at the local, state and national levels throughout the United States.
There is also a National Junior High School Rodeo where athletes can also receive valuable funding for college. The Juniors National Rodeo was held in Gallup, N.M. June 23-29.
All contestants must maintain a passing grade-point-average to compete.
For those cowboys and cowgirls not moving on to Nationals, Nevada hosts a Silver State International Rodeo for those contestants placing 5-10 in their respective events. That rodeo is held in Winnemucca, Nev.
The NHSRA mission is to promote the sport of rodeo and the highest type of conduct and sportsmanship, and expose its positive image to the general public. It also works to preserve the Western Heritage and promote family bonding, continuing education and maintain the highest regard for livestock.