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Local student qualifies to compete in world’s largest junior high rodeo

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060522 local student qualifiesEmma Ivie, an eighth grader at Corrigan-Camden Junior High School, will compete in the girls breakaway roping competition at the 17th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo June 19-25 in Perry, Ga. Courtesy photo

From Enterprise Staff

Emma Ivie, an eighth grader at Corrigan-Camden Junior High School has earned a position on the Texas National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Perry, Ga. June 19-25 to compete at the 17th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the girls breakaway roping competition.

Ivie is the daughter of Brad and Ashley Ivie of Moscow. She competes in multiple events in the Texas Junior High Rodeo, most recently competing in Gonzales during the last week of May. She is a two-time national qualifier.

Featuring roughly 1,200 contestants from 43 American states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand, the NJHFR is the world’s largest junior high rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $80,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will also be competing for more than $200,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a NJHFR world champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 based on their combined times/scores in the first two go-rounds to advance to Saturday evening’s final round. World champions will then be determined based on their three go-round combined times/scores. Added money for the optional jackpot has increased to $100,000 and is available to everyone at finals who enters the jackpot in their event.

Again, this year, the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of all NJHFR performances will air on www.cowboychannelplus.com. Performance times are 7 p.m. on June 19 and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day thereafter.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NJHFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by Golden Spur Ministries, and shopping at the NJHFR tradeshow, as well as visiting area attractions as Perry hosts the NJHFR this year. To follow your local favorites at the NJHFR, visit www.nhsra.com daily for complete results.

For ticket information and reservations, visit www.etix.com/ticket/e/1017434.

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