Kendel Fawcett, a 10th-grade student at Moffat County High School, has earned a position on the Colorado State High School Rodeo Team. She will be traveling with teammates to Gillette, Wyo., from July 19 through 25 to compete at the 56th annual national High School Finals Rodeo in the pole bending competition.
Featuring more than 1,500 contestants from 39 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia, the National High School Finals is the world's largest rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $125,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants also will be vying for more than $225,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the National High School Rodeo National Champion.
To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 after two rounds of intense competition before advancing on to Sunday's final championship performance. This year, the Sunday championship performance will be televised nationally on the Outdoor Life Network, as a part of the American Quarter Horse Association's weekly "America's Horse" telecast series. The NHSFR is schedule to air at 8 p.m. Aug. 15 and 8 p.m Aug. 22. Visit www. Rodeohigh.com for possible schedule changes and other times when the 2004 NHSFR telecast will air on Horse TV, RFD-TV and on the Internet.