Rodeo: Pierz student to compete in world's largest junior high event
Tate Schubert, a seventh-grade student at Pierz, has earned a position on the state/provincial National Junior High Rodeo Team and will travel with teammates to Lebanon, Tenn., June 18-24 to compete in the 13th annual National Junior High Finals ...
Tate Schubert, a seventh-grade student at Pierz, has earned a position on the state/provincial National Junior High Rodeo Team and will travel with teammates to Lebanon, Tenn., June 18-24 to compete in the 13th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo in the chute dogging competition.
NJHFR is the world's largest junior high rodeo featuring about 1,000 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia.
In addition to competing for more than $80,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will be vying for more than $200,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be a National Junior High Finals Rodeo 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 the final round June 24.
World champions will be determined on their three-round combined times/scores.
The June 24 championship performances will be televised nationally as a 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 7 p.m. June 18 and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day thereafter.
Along with competition and the chance to meet friends from around the world, NJHFR 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 NJHFR tradeshow.
To follow Schubert, who's the son of Tom and Dondi Schubert of Brainerd, visit NHSRA.org daily for complete results.