Local cowboy to compete in Nat’l Junior High Rodeo
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Blanding resident Colton Oliver competes this week in the 10th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Boys Goat Tying.  Courtesy photo
Blanding resident Colton Oliver competes this week in the 10th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Boys Goat Tying. Courtesy photo
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Colton Oliver, a seventh-grade student at Albert R. Lyman Middle School in Blanding, has earned a position on the Utah State National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling to Des Moines, IA this week to compete at the 10th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo in the Boys Goat Tying competition.  

Featuring roughly 1,000 contestants from 42 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia, the NJHFR is the world’s largest junior high rodeo.  

In addition to competing for more than $75,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will also be vying for more than $100,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a National Junior High Finals Rodeo 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 the final round.  National Champions will then be determined on their three-round combined times/scores.  

The Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV.  Live broadcasts of each NJHFR performance will also air online at NHSRATV.com  

Performance times are 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day this week.  To follow your local favorites, visit NHSRA.org daily for complete results.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NJHFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, tug-of-war, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, and shopping at the NJHFR tradeshow, as well as visiting area attractions as Des Moines hosts the NJHFR for the first time.
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