Headed to Nationals

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Brent Whitley, a seventh grade homeschool student from Cassville, has earned a position on the Missouri State National Junior High Rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gallup, N.M., to compete at the ninth annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) June 23 through June 29. Whitley, who is the son of Blake and Debbie Whitley, will be competing in breakaway calf roping, team roping and ribbon roping. The NJHFR is the world's largest junior high rodeo, featuring more than 1,000 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia. Young cowboys and cowgirls will be competing for over $100,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the National Junior High Finals Rodeo national champion. Wild Ones Photography

Brent Whitley, a seventh grade homeschool student from Cassville, has earned a position on the Missouri State National Junior High Rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gallup, N.M., to compete at the ninth annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) June 23 through June 29. Whitley, who is the son of Blake and Debbie Whitley, will be competing in breakaway calf roping, team roping and ribbon roping. The NJHFR is the world's largest junior high rodeo, featuring more than 1,000 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia. Young cowboys and cowgirls will be competing for over $100,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the National Junior High Finals Rodeo national champion. Wild Ones Photography

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