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
Head Coach Mike Riley, Shawn Eichorst and Billy Devaney in Valentine June 21st
Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:41
On Tuesday, June 21st the Nebraska Athletic Department is sending Head Coach Mike Riley, Billy Devaney and Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst to Valentine! They will be at the Peppermill from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Coffee and rolls will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Valentine Rotary Club.
The tour is the latest outreach to Nebraska fans by Riley and Eichorst. Since taking over as Director of Athletics in January of 2013, Eichorst has made more than 300 appearances around the state and more than 500 total and this is some of Riley’s first opportunities to speak to Husker fans outside of Omaha and Lincoln since taking over as the Huskers’ head coach in December of 2014.
At each stop, 2016 football season ticket information will be available for interested individuals. Limited season tickets for the 2016 season are now available. Fans can join the season ticket request list and receive all the benefits of a Husker season ticket holder through the Seat Yourself process which allows you to choose your seat locations based on open seat availability.