Local student to compete at world’s largest rodeo


ANSONIA – Layton Davis, a 10th grade student at Ansonia Jr/Sr High School has earned a position on the Indiana state/provisional National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gillette, Wyoming July 17-23 to compete at the 68th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the Breakaway roping competitions(s).

This is the second year she has qualified. Featuring more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian Provinces and Australia, the NHSFR is the world’s largest rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $200,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will also be competing for more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named an NHSFR World Champion.

To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 -based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds, to advance to Saturday evening’s final round. World Champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores.

Again, this year, the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of each NHSFR performance will also air online at NHSFRATV.com.

Performance times are 7 p.m. each day.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NHSFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and shopping at the NHSFR trade show.

To follow your local favorites at the NHSFR, visit NHSRA.org daily for complete results. For ticket information, call 307-682-0552.

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