ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – Montana is known for it’s rich history in rodeo and a few Treasure State cowboys and cowgirls wowed at the biggest competition of the year, the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in Rock Springs, Wyo.
Bozeman’s Brice Patterson finished fourth overall in bareback riding. The junior, who won a state championship in bareback as well as another in the all-around, scored a total of 219 points over the course of three rides. His highest score, a 76-point run, came on his very first attempt of the competition.
Gardiner’s Shai McDonald had the best finish of any Montanan at the NHSFR. She placed second in the nation in barrel racing with an overall average of 52.276 seconds. She lost out on the national title by a little more than three-one-hundredths of a second as Utah’s Macee McAllister clocked in an average of 51.937 in her three runs at the NHSFR.
For full results from the National High School Finals Rodeo, click here.