Nebraska High School Rodeo Finals Completed
Monday, 20 June 2016 09:50
The Nebraska High School Rodeo season wrapped up this weekend with the high school finals in Hastings at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Rodeo athletes from across the Cornhusker State competed in two go-rounds on June 16-17 and the short go-round on June 18. The top four contestants in each of twelve events were determined, and they go on to compete at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo., July 17-23.
Champions from the 2016 Finals are: Mark Kasperbauer, Spalding, boys cutting; Concey Bader, Palmer, girls cutting; Cade Svoboda, Ord, bareback riding; Libby Winchell, Scottsbluff, goat tying; Cody Henderson, Alliance, tie-down roping; Bailey Brown, North Platte, breakaway roping; Boyd Sawyer, Thedford, saddle bronc riding; Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow, pole bending; Cole Hewett, Dunning, steer wrestling; Cooper White, Hershey, and Levi Walter, Wray, Colo. team roping; Brook Jamison, Ashby, barrel racing, and Dillon Micheel, Brewster, bull riding.
The year-end all-around winners were JT Bradley, Brewster (boys), and Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow (girls). Reserve all-around champs were Chase Miller, Broken Bow (boys) and Libby Winchell, Scottsbluff (girls). Rookie of the year went to Mataya Eklund, Valentine, (girls) and Colten Storer, Arthur (boys). The Fort Whitaker Award went to Ty Richardson of Ainsworth, and the V-Bar Sales Men’s Timed Event Trailer was awarded to JT Bradley of Brewster. The 2016-2017 Nebraska High School Rodeo Queen is Josee Saults of Big Springs.
Complete results can be found here: http://hsrodeo-nebraska.com/rodresults/rgn1rod204.htm
The complete list of qualifiers for Nationals follows:
1. Mark Kasperbauer, Spalding
2. JT Bradley, Brewster
3. Lucas Troyer, Beemer
4. Chase Miller, Broken Bow
Alternate – Ty Bass, Brewster
1. Concey Bader, Palmer
2. Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow
3. Grace Wilson, Lincoln
4. Shania Macomber, Whitman
Alternate – Brook Bushhousen, St Libory
1. Cade Svoboda, Ord
2. Trey Seeers, North Platte
3. Cole Hewett, Dunning
4. Ty Richardson, Ainsworth
Alternate – Tyrel Rieker, Lexington
1. Libby Winchell, Scottsbluff
2. Linzie Van Horn, Page
3. Maddee Doerr, Creighton
4. Megan Turek, St Paul
Alternate – Riata Day, Fleming, Colo.
1. Cody Henderson, Alliance
2. Ty Milleson, Dunning
3. Chase Miller, Broken Bow
4. JT Adamson, Cody
Alternate – Bernie Girard, Alliance
1. Bailey Brown, North Platte
2. Brittni McCully, Mullen
3. Maddee Doerr, Creighton
4. Georgie Lage, Arthur
Alternate - -Jada Jensen, Bingham
Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Boyd Sawyer, Thedford
2. Clay Brandon, Yuma, Colo.
3. JW Schroder, Taylor
4. Brock Henry, Rushville
Alternate – Trey Seevers, North Platte
1. Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow
2. Hannah Harwager, Stapleton
3. Sydney Schleich, Kersey, Colo.
4. Riata Day, Fleming, Colo.
Alternate – Megan Turek, St Paul
1. Cole Hewett, Dunning
2 (tie) Justin Hilliker, Gordon
2 (tie) Ty Milleson, Dunning
4. (tie) Boyd Sawyer, Thedford
4. (tie) Tyler Ravenscroft, Nenzel
1. Cooper White, Hershey/Levi Walter, Wray, Colo.
2. Gus Franzen, Kearney/Tomas Margritz, Kearney
3. Cody Darnell, Gordon/Morgan Darnell, Gordon
4. Cole Retchless, Bridgeport/Hadly McCormick, Scottsbluff
Alternate – Taylor Whethham, Morrill/Austin Hurlburt, Norfolk
1. Brook Jamison, Ashby
2. Mataya Eklund, Valentine
3. Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow
4. Sydney Adamson, Cody
Alternate – Rachael Calvo, Bassett
1. Dillon Micheel, Brewster
2. Mason Ward, North Platte
3. Dalton Sweley, Blue Hill
4. Afton Bryant, Chadron
Alternate – BJ McAbee, Ansley
2016 GNST Kearney Invite
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 08:28
Four swimmers from Valentine traveled to Kearney over the weekend kicking off the long course swim season to compete in the 2016 GNST Kearney invite. Malika Monroe, Daniel Witt, Lee Major, and Dylan Witt completed alongside over 80 swimmers from 9 teams in 37 events in 2 days. Dylan Witt, getting things rolling in his 7th year swimming, brought home State cuts in three events. Full results are as follows…
Malika Monroe brought home 6th place in the 50M freestyle, 5th place in the 100M freestyle, 6th place in the 50M backstroke, 8th place in the 50M breaststroke, 7th place in the 100M breaststroke, 7th place in the 50M butterfly, and 5th place in the 200M individual medley. Malika started the year off with a bang bringing home personal bests on several events in a tough age group!
Daniel Witt brought home 2nd place in the 50M freestyle, 4th place in the 100M freestyle, 5th place in the 50M backstroke, 2nd place in the 100M backstroke, 3rd place in the 50M breaststroke, 3rd place in the 100M breaststroke, and 3rd place in the 200M freestyle. Daniel cut some serious time in several events putting in nearly a thousand meters in the competition pool this weekend!
Lee Major, making his competitive swimming debut, brought home 7th place in the 50M freestyle, 8th place in the 100M freestyle, 7th place in the 50M backstroke, and 5th place in the 100M breaststroke. Lee had a great showing to begin his swimming career and we expect to see a lot more of him!
Dylan Witt brought home 2nd in the 50M freestyle, 28.31 seconds making a state cut and a personal best, 2nd in the 100M freestyle, making a state cut, 5th in the 200M freestyle, 3rd in the 100M backstroke, 2nd in the 100M breaststroke, making another state cut, 4th in the 200M breaststroke, 3rd in the 100M butterfly, and 2nd in the 200M individual medley. Dylan is the first from Valentine to make a state qualifying time this season and will be headed to Lincoln at the end of July to compete in the 2016 Midwestern Championships.
Valentine swimmers will be traveling to broken bow next weekend for two days of competition at the BCST Sprint Into Summer Invite. Good luck to all!