Kremmling student earns berth on Wrangler rodeo team
A student from Kremmling has qualified to compete in the world’s largest junior high rodeo.
Kelly Palmer, a seventh-grader at West Grand’s PK-8 School, earned a spot on the Colorado Wrangler Junior High Rodeo Team. She will be traveling with the team to Gallup, N.M., to compete in the Fourth Annual Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo (WJHFR) from June 30 to July 5.
Palmer will be competing in the pole bending event during the finals rodeo in New Mexico.
Featuring more than 1,000 contestants from 47 states, Canadian provinces and Australia, the Wrangler Junior High Finals is the world’s largest junior high rodeo. In addition to competing for over $75,000 in prizes, WJHFR contestants will also be vying for more than $50,000 in college scholarships.
The WJHFR competitors also have the chance to be named the Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo National Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 15 after two go-rounds of intense competition before advancing to the final championship performance on Saturday, July 5.
Along with the great rodeo competition and the chance to make new friends from around the world, WJHFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy nightly dances, family-oriented activities sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and the chance to shop the WJHFR western tradeshow.
For more information and to follow the daily results, visit http://www.nhsra.org.
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