We're continuing our feature articles written by the 2010 Brownell's/NRA National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors, and this week we have a report on the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) finals from Ambassador Jessy Hagey from Tremont, Illinois. Jessy attended the event this July and was kind enough to share her recap of the rodeo and marksmanship showdown.
Youth Ambassador Jessy Hagey (second from right) with members of the Army Marksmamship Unit and Claudia Olsen with NRA Youth Programs (second from left).
Gillette, Wyoming - The National High School Rodeo finals is home of rodeo and shooting events. The top four competitors in each state or province head to the NHSRA finals. This includes competitors in the Light Rifle and Trap competitions.
At the finals, contestants are allowed to bring their own gun and ammunition. We also provide guns and ammunition for those who don't have them. Weatherby generously donated 20 rifles to use for this year's finals. Each gun goes through a safety check to make sure it's equipped for the competition.