ROCK SPRINGS — It’s that time of year again when the Sweetwater County Fair rolls into Rock Springs. Before that though, the 2018 Red Desert Roundup Rodeo will take place this weekend at the Sweetwater Events Complex.
ROCK SPRINGS — The National High School Finals Rodeo always puts on a great show for Sweetwater County and everyone who comes out to watch and support all of the cowboys and cowgirls throughout the week.
ROCK SPRINGS — With the 12th and final performance wrapping up Saturday morning, the 2018 National High School Finals Rodeo reached its main event in the evening. The top-20 contestants from each event qualified for Saturday night’s short go, and, as expected, the best of the best put on an …
ROCK SPRINGS — Saturday was the day that all of the rodeo queen candidates were anticipating. All 43 contestants lined up and listened for their names to be called as they awaited the announcement of who would be crowned the next National High School Rodeo Queen.
ROCK SPRINGS — One of the biggest difference between the regular season and the National High School Finals Rodeo is the margin of error. The level of competition grows, and it almost takes three perfect runs to take home the national title.
ROCK SPRINGS — The 10th performance of the 2018 National High School Rodeo Finals kicked off Friday morning in Rock Springs, and the grandstands were packed as usual. The performance started with the breakaway roping and the bareback riding, and a Wyoming contestant led off the day with a win.
ROCK SPRINGS — Hawaii is no short distance away, nearly 3,000 miles from the Sweetwater Events Complex with almost two-thirds of the journey over the Pacific ocean. Still, 18 competitors made the trip from Hawaii to compete in the Nationals High School Finals Rodeo.
ROCK SPRINGS — Ira Dickinson has been no stranger to success in the saddle of a bucking bronc this year. After a season of work and another big performance at the state finals, he came into the National High School Rodeo Finals as Wyoming’s No. 1 saddle bronc rider.
ROCK SPRINGS — Thursday night marked the ninth performance of the National High School Finals Rodeo, as contestants are still vying for an opportunity in the short-go round. As usual at this star-studded event, there were some very impressive performances at the Sweetwater Events Complex.