Pahranagat Valley Middle School 8th grader Tyler Bundy won four titles at the Nevada Junior High State Rodeo in Winnemucca May 22-24, as well as the 2015 National Dare To Be A Cowboy Sportsmanship Award.
He won the championship in chute dogging, bull riding, ribbon roping and bareback steer riding. He also won Reserve Champion in calf roping, saddle bronc steer riding and in the .22 rifle shoot.
In total, he earned 16 awards at the state rodeo and four saddles over the weekend.
In addition, he made the Cinch Rodeo team for 2014-2015 and earned a position on the Nevada Junior High Rodeo Team that will compete in the 11th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Des Moines, Iowa, June 21-27.
Featuring over 1,000 contestants from 42 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia, the NJHFR is the world’s largest junior high rodeo. As well as competing for more than $75,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will be vying for more than $100,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named National Junior High Finals National Champion.
Contestants must finish in the top 20 in the two preliminary rounds based on their combined times/scores to advance to the Saturday evening finals. National champions will be determined on their three-round combined times/scores.
The June 27 championship performance will be televised nationally as part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour on RFD-TV. Check your local cable or satellite provider for times. Live telecasts of each NJHFR performance will be online at NHSRA-TV.com beginning June 21.