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Destination Hastings; goal Wyoming

June 29, 2011

Mardee Sierks of Mullen competes at the Nebraska High School State Rodeo in Hastings last week. Sierks was the champion in goat tying. Photo by Shirley Osborne

HASTINGS-- It was the last chance for cowboys and cowgirls to boost their points in an attempt to qualify for the national rodeo competition. There was unquestionably some local flavor at the 2011 Nebraska High School rodeo finals last week in Hastings.
Dunning’s Tylee Coffman was the breakaway roping champion and Kadi McFadden, also of Dunning, placed third.
Goat Tying saw Mardee Sierks of Brewster win the buckle. Mullen’s Jincy Osborne finished third.
Oconto’s Logan Glendy continued his dominance in bareback riding as he captured the buckle.
Chauncy Hesseltine of Thedford placed seventh.
Sterling Atkins of Broken Bow finished second in boys cutting. Dillion Simonson of Purdum placed second in steer wrestling.

Results are as follows:

Bareback riding
1.D. Tiede, Smithfield 69; 2. Logan Glendy, Oconto 65; 7. Chauncy Hesseltine, Thedford 40.
Boys cutting
1.Logan Macomber, Arthur 146; 2. Sterling Atkins, Broken Bow 144
Breakaway roping
1.Tylee Coffman, Dunning 2.82; 3.Kadi McFadden, Dunning 3.12.
Goat tying
1.Mardee Sierks, Brewster 7.98; 3. Jincy Osborn, Mullen 8.30.
Pole bending
1. A.Brader, Glenvil 20.64; 10. Kali Blevins, Stapleton 22.45.
Saddle bronc
No finishers.
Steer wrestling
1. K. Anders, Bayard 5.22; 2. Dillion Simonson, Purdum 5.87.
Team roping
1. C. Shermer, Bartlett and C. Chittick, Maywood 7.940.
Tie down roping
1. L.Day, Bartlett 10.95; 7. AJ Freeman, 17.73.
Because of their success throughout the rodeo season the following have qualified for the 2011 National High School Rodeo that start July 17 in Gillette, Wyoming. The top four at the end of the season advanced and placing fifth qualified as an alternate.
1. Logan Glendy, Oconto 166; 4. Nate McFadden, Dunning 123.5
Pole bending
1. A. Herringer, Juniata 138.5
Tie down roping
1. T. Stec, Bassett 142; 4. AJ Freeman, Dunning 115.5
1. K. Knust, Verdigre 119
Saddle bronc
1.J. Clark, Wellfleet 112.75; Alt. Chauncy Hesseltine, Thedford 39
Goat tying
1. Mardee Sierks, Brewster 160; 3. Tylee Coffman, Dunning 135
Steer Wrestling
1. L. Day, Bartlett 136; 3. AJ Freeman, Dunning 121
Team roping
1. C. Coleman, O’Neill and R. Schneider, O’Neill 222
Alt. AJ Freeman Dunning and Tanner Freeman, Dunning 181
Barrel racing
1. S. Frasier, Benkelman 142.5; 3. Kali Blevins, Stapleton 117
Bull riding
1. D. Cunningham, Bloomfield 130.5; 4. Logan Glendy, Oconto 80.5
Girls cutting
1. S. Sanford, O’Neill 163.5
Boys cutting

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