Gukenberger to compete in National High School Finals Rodeo
For the City Times
MARSHFIELD – Marshfield High School Sophomore Justin Gukenberger has earned a position on the Wisconsin National High School rodeo team and will be traveling to Lincoln, NB, July 18-24 to compete at the 73rd annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the Steer Wrestling, Cutting, Reining Cow Horse, and Team Roping events.
He also won the Reserve All Around Cowboy in the Wisconsin High School State Finals Rodeo in Richland Center in June.
“Featuring more than 1,650 contestants from 44 states, five Canadian Provinces, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand, the NHSFR is the world’s largest rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $150,000 in prizes and over $200,000 in added money, NHSFR contestants will also be competing for more than $375,000 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,” a NHSFR release stated.
The Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch Highschool Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. LIVE broadcasts of each NHSFR performance will air online at www.RidePass.com. Performance times begin July 18 at 7 p.m. and continue daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. through July 24.
For more information, visit http://www.nhsfrlincoln.com.