Notre Dame qualifies five for LHSRA State Rodeo Finals
CROWLEY – Notre Dame is well known for its athletic program, a fact supported by its numerous state championships in baseball, football, golf, swimming and tennis.
Now, the Pios’ rodeo team will be pushing to add its name to the list of sports with a state title.
Taylor Broussard leads a group of five Notre Dame students who qualified for this week’s Louisiana High School Rodeo Association State Finals at the Lamar-Dixon Exposition Center in Gonzales.
Broussard qualified in five different events, including bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, team roping and steer wrestling.
She is joined by teammates Amie Ferguson, Emily Broussard and Alex Schexnider.
Ferguson will compete in three events - girls cutting, goat tying and pole bending - while Broussard qualified in barrel racing and Schexnider is entered in tie down calf roping.
Iota’s Jake Hebert, who is in first place in the All-Around Cowboy competition heading into this week, will also be competing.
The LHSRA has 30 rodeos throughout the year and only the top 36 contestants in each event are invited to participate in the State Finals.
Contestants that finish in the top four in the state finals in each event will advance to the national championships in July.