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High School Rodeo State Finals


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Teens from all over Tennessee and some surrounding states converged at the Show Place Arena, Memphis, TN on June 12-14, 2014 for the High School Rodeo State Finals. The top four winners in each division earned an opportunity to compete at the 2014 National High School Finals Rodeo, July 13-19 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The High School Rodeo also crowned a new Queen: Hailey Rose Viars of Loudon, TN.

Winners in the Bareback Bronc were: Houston Herbert of College Grove, TN, first; Logan Hughes of Huron, TN, second; Trent Gooch of Westport, TN, third; and Carson Wulfert of Lexington, TN, fourth.

Winner in the Saddle Bronc was Ryan Oliver.

Ashley Brooks of South Fulton, TN won the Barrel Racing. Kelsey Phillips of New Albany, MS was second; Cory Dowell of Olive Branch, MS, third; and Jordan Fuchs of Clubb, MO, fourth.

In the Calf Roping division, David Holt of Byhalia, MS had the lead. Carson Kennedy of Elkmont, AL was second; Garner Holcomb of Houlka, MS, third; and Adam Jensen of Franklin, TN, fourth.

Jordan Fuchs of Clubb, MO was best through the Poles. Kelsey Sanders of Spring Hill, TN took second. Rachel Carrington of Milan, TN was third; and McKenna Cox of McKenzie, TN placed fourth.

Adam Jensen of Franklin, TN and Clay Tilley of Marianna, AR led the Team Roping division. Ross Mitchell of Bolivar, TN and Garner Holcomb of Houlka, MS placed second. Levi Wilson of Monterey, TN and Dalton Schubert of Crossville, TN were third. Cody Bynum of Boaz, AL and Trey Gargis of Leighton, AL were fourth.

Leader in the Breakaway Roping was Hannah Lee of Nesbit, MS. Hannah James of Cordova, TN placed second. Sage Keener of McEwen, TN was third.  Shara Adcock of Smithville, TN was fourth.

In Steer Wrestling, Cody Hattaway of Smithville, TN came away with the win. Ramsey Goolsby of Watertown, TN was second. Garner Holcomb of Houlka, MS placed third. Grant McEwen of Trenton, TN was fourth.

In Goat Tying Sage Keener of McEwen, TN brought home the blue. Ashley Brooks of South Fulton, TN claimed the red. Shara Adcock of Smithville, TN took home the yellow; and Hannah James of Cordova, TN claimed the white ribbon.

Bull Riding Champion was Tray Watkins of Somerville, TN. Second was La-Kota Luna of Smithville, TN. Third was Heath Henry of Lexington, TN. And fourth was Ryan McDaniel of Yuma, TN.

Boys All-Around Champion was Garner Holcomb of Houlka, MS. Reserve went to Cody Hattaway of Smithville, TN.

Girls All-Around Champion was Ashley Brooks of South Fulton, TN. Reserve was Shara Adcock of Smithville, TN.

Boys Rookie award went to David Holt of Byhalia, MS. Girls Rookie was Sage Keener of McEwen, TN.

Congratulations to all the High School Rodeo winners! More information about the National High School Rodeo Association available at:  For Tennessee High School Rodeo visit:

Many thanks to photographer Ashley Phelps of Terre Haute, IN for sharing her photos with us.

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