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61st Annual National High School Finals Rodeo Wraps Up In Farmington New Mexico

By Courtesy NHSFR
Posted Sunday, July 26, 2009

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After thirteen performances of amazing rodeo action, new champions were crowned at the 61st Annual
National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) on Saturday, July 25th in Farmington, New Mexico. A
total of 1,375 students from the United States, Canada, and Australia competed in this year’s NHSFR.
Performances were featured throughout the week of July 19th, with the top twenty athletes in each event
qualifying for the championship round on July 25th. Event champions and All-Around winners include:

All-Around Cowboy: AJ Fuchs - Teton Village, Wyoming

All-Around Cowgirl: Jessie Kirkes - Carlsbad, New Mexico

Bareback Riding: JR Vezain - Cowley, Wyoming

Barrel Racing: Baily Jobe - Wellborn, Florida

Breakaway Roping: Kirsten Stubbs - Clint, Texas

Bull Riding Chase Outlaw - Tilly, Arkansas

Tie-Down Roping: Jerrell Hewitt - St. Louis, Missouri

Boys Cutting: Brody Beaver - Huntsville, Texas

Girls Cutting (3-Way Tie): Kyle Lancaster - Plano, Texas

Marisa Julian - Fallon, Nevada

Jamie Lancaster - Jerome, Idaho

Goat Tying: Tyesha Oppenheimer - Redmond, U tah

Pole Bending: Angela Bartley - Emporia, Kansas

Saddle Bronc Riding: Dawson Jandreau - Kennebec, South Dakota

Steer Wrestling: Riley Duvall - Checotah, Oklahoma

Team Roping: Ryan Cook - Belen, New Mexico & Cody Jo Mirabal - Grants, New Mexico

In addition, the state of Texas took top team honors at this year’s NHSFR, with Utah, Louisiana, Montana,
and Oklahoma rounding out the top five. Chelsea Lind of Texas was also crowned the new 2009-2010
NHSRA Queen. A comprehensive list of results and final overall standings may be found by visiting For more information on the NHSFR and the National High School Rodeo Association,
contact NHSRA Media Director, Mike Hausmann, at
The National High School Rodeo Association is one of the fastest growing youth organizations in the nation,
with an annual membership of over 10,500 students from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia.
The Association sanctions over 1,100 rodeos each year. The NHSRA is governed by a national board of directors,
which consists of one member from each state or province. A staff at the national headquarters in
Denver, Colorado, handles the day- to-day operations. For more information on the NHSRA, visit the association’s
official website located at

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