June 7, 2007

Ashley Tague Qualifies To Compete At Wrangler Junior High Rodeo

Ashley Tague, an eighth grade student at Scotland County R-I School has earned a position on the Iowa State Wrangler Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gallup, NM from July 2nd thru the 7th to compete at the third Annual Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo (WJHFR) in the Barrel Racing competition.

Featuring more than 900 contestants from 44 states, Canadian provinces and Australia the Wrangler Junior High Finals is the world’s largest junior high rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $75,000 in prizes, WJHFR contestants will also be vying for more than $50,000 in college scholarships and 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 on to Saturday’s final championship performance. This year, the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the “20X Rodeo High” telecast series.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world. WJHFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy nightly contestant dances, family-oriented activities sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and the chance to shop the WJHFR western tradeshow, as well as visit the historical attractions of New Mexico and nearby Arizona.

To follow your local favorites at the WJHFR visit the Wrangler Division’s Web site daily for complete results at www.nhsra.org. For ticket information and reservations call toll free at 1-800-380-4989.

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