Parrott has spot on junior rodeo team

DENVER, Colo. - Rowdy Parrott, an eighth-grade student at Sacred Heart High School, has earned a position on the Louisiana state Wrangler Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with his fellow teammates to Gallup, New Mexico, June 30, through July 5,

to compete at the Fourth Annual Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo (WJHFR) in the chute doggin’ competition.

Featuring more than 1,000 contestants from 47 states, Canadian provinces and Australia, the Wrangler Junior High Finals is the world’s largest junior high rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $75,000 in prizes, WJHFR contestants also will be vying for more than $50,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the WJHFR national champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 15 after two rounds of intense competition before advancing to Saturday’s final championship performance. Again, this year, the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the “20X Rodeo High” telecast series.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, WJHFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy nightly contestant dances, family-oriented activities sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and the chance to shop the WJHFR western trade show, as well as visit the historical attractions of New Mexico and nearby Arizona.

To follow your local favorites at the WJHFR, visit the Wrangler Division’s website daily for complete results at

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