HURON, S.D. – A Milford eighth grader is setting up for a big exposure rodeo event in June.
Leah Freeman, a middle schooler from Milford, is set to compete at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo as a member of the National Junior High rodeo team. Freeman will be competing in barrel racing and ribbon roping with the team at the event set for Huron, South Dakota, June 24-30.
The competition itself will host nearly 1,000 from 43 states, Canada, Mexico and Australia. The largest junior rodeo in the world, there are over $80,000 in prizes as well as more than $200,000 in college scholarships on the line. To earn one of the top prizes, contestants must finish in the top 20 based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds to qualify for the final round. The three-round final score determines standings for the world champion.
Live broadcasts of the National Junior High Finals Rodeo will be available on ridepass.com. Performance times are 7 p.m. on June 24, and then 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day thereafter. For more information on on the rodeo itself, visit nhsra.com.