The Sheridan County team of Charmayne Strong, Jessica Bragg, Cody Darnell, and Brock Henry competed in the Panhandle High school rodeos last weekend in Mitchell, Harrison and Crawford. These were the last regular season rodeos to earn points to carry into the state finals in Hastings. Everyone was trying to finish strong to earn points to carry into the finals which will be held June 19-22 in Hastings, Nebraska.
At the rodeo in Mitchell on Friday, Charmayne Strong finished second in the pole bending with a time of 21.22 seconds. Kaylie Haun of Torrington, Wyoming was the champion with a time of 20.672 seconds.
At the rodeo in Harrison on Saturday Cody Darnell was fifth in the tie down roping with a time of 13.950 seconds. The event was won by Brady Wakefield of Oneil with a time of 13.370 seconds.
At Crawford on Sunday Charmayne was sixth in the pole bending with a time of 21.500 seconds. The event was won by Megan Turek of St. Paul with a nice run of 20.974 seconds. Charmayne was also ninth in the breakaway calf roping with a time of 5.20 seconds. The event was won by Sydney Dexter of Valentine with a time of 3.25 seconds. Cody and his team roping pardner JT Adamson of Cody were third in the team roping with a nice run of 7.35 seconds. The event was won by Blaine and Doug Finney of Ainsworth and Anselmo with a time of 7.080 seconds.
Charmayne will be competing in three events at the state finals: pole bending, goat tying and breakaway calf roping. Cody will be competing in two events: tie down roping and team roping. Jessica Bragg will be competing in the goat tying. Brock Henry qualified in the steer wrestling, but elected not to go to the finals.
The points at the state finals are doubled so they are all hoping to have a good showing at state. The first go round is Thursday and the second go round is Friday. After all the points are tallied the top ten in each event compete in the short go round on Saturday to decide the state champion and who will get the honor of representing Nebraska at the National Finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming the end of July. The top four in each event qualify to go to the National finals.
As soon as the finals are over Morgan Darnell will be leaving for Gallup, New Mexico for the National Junior High School finals. She will be competing in the team roping and ribbon roping.
Good Luck team Sheridan County!