N.D. contestants have mixed results in NHSFR championship roundGILLETTE, Wyo. — North Dakota’s championship round contestants at the National High School Finals Rodeo came up short of titles Saturday night.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — North Dakota’s championship round contestants at the National High School Finals Rodeo came up short of titles Saturday night.
Mandan’s Casey Breuer, who was in second place in the bareback riding heading into the round, finished the rodeo with a fifth-place 74-point ride. Casey Meroshnekoff of Red Bluff, Calif., had an 80 to win the championship round and the NHSFR average title. Breuer finished second in the average.
Belfield’s Ian Fugere was the second-to-last saddle bronc rider to qualify for the championship round, sitting 19th in the average after the two long rounds.
Fugere toook sixth in the short round with a 67-point ride and finished eighth in the average.
Golden Valley’s Evan Entze had trouble in the steer wrestling with a time of 15.999 seconds, finishing 17th in the championship round.
McKenzie’s Jayce Doan finished 10th in the boys cow cutting final with 213 points.
Berthold’s Cotey Hanson and Mohall’s Levi O’Keeffe had a time of 34.485 seconds to finish 17th in the team roping.
In the final long-round performance Saturday morning, Marshall’s Jori Gjermundson finished sixth in the girls cow cutting with a score of 196.
Halliday’s Sarah Scott had a time of 26.018.