Hunt, Frazier place at rodeo nationals
By Jay Davis
Jana Hunt of Dupree and Jake Frazier of White Horse had top 20 finishes at the National High School Rodeo Finals held in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 14 through 20.
Hunt finished 16th in the pole bending average. She was sixth in the first go with a time of 20.676 seconds. Her second go time of 20.122 was good for the second fastest time of the ninth performance. Hunt was 16th in the short go with a time of 25.006 seconds. Her combined times of 65.804 seconds earned her a 16th-place finish in the average.
Frazier had one successful ride in bull riding. He scored a 68, which was third in the seventh performance. That score held up, putting him in 18th place when the dust settled.
Madison Rau of Mobridge showed well in her first national barrel racing competition. Rau was fifth during the fifth performance with a time of 18.057. She sped up and went 17.875 seconds to finish seventh during the eighth performance. Her times left her 41st in the first go and 24th in the second go.
Lane Rossow of Herreid had two strong outings in boy’s cutting. Rossow scored 128 in both goes. He finished seventh during the third performance and sixth in the 10th performance.
Jordan Bickel of Trail City had a rough go and finished with a time of 31.104 seconds during the second performance of pole bending. She rebounded to post a time of 21.249 seconds and take 12th during the 11th performance.
Laura O’Leary of Timber Lake ran consistent with times of 18.314 seconds and 18.697 seconds in barrel racing. She was 16th during the first performance and 18th in the 12th performance.
Lexi Kelsch of McLaughlin raced in pole bending and barrel racing. She got off to a rough start in pole bending with a time of 31.506 seconds in the first performance. She fought back in the 12th performance with a time of 21.483 seconds and a 12th-place finish. Kelsch had times of 18.161 seconds and 18.206 seconds in barrel racing. She placed 13th in the third performance and 10th in the 10th performance.
Cassy Woodward of Dupree had one successful run in breakaway roping. She finished 12th in the 10th performance with a time of 12.44 seconds.