By Lars Dalseide | June 28 2011 14:58

The Hastings Tribune from Hastings, Nebraska reports on some recent changes to the state's High School Rodeo competition:

NRA Youth Ambassador Jessy Hagey, a member of the National High School Rodeo, poses at SHOT Show with 9-Time UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes on NRAblog
Jessy Hagey of the National High School Rodeo at SHOT Show with UFC Champion Matt Hughes.
High school rodeo adds new competition

Taking a break from being on horseback during the Nebraska High School Finals Rodeo, a number of rodeo competitors participated in a recent addition to the rodeo: A shotgun and rifle competition at the Four Rivers Sportsman’s Club on Wednesday.

Jim Penny of Johnstown, who helped manage the event, said the shooting competitions were added to the Nebraska High School Finals Rodeo three years ago to coincide with a national shooting competition that takes place during the national rodeo finals.

“It’s relatively new and this is the qualifying competition,” he said.

Participants competed in trap shooting with a shotgun or .22-caliber rifle target shooting.

Wednesday’s competition served as the qualifying competition in Nebraska for the national competition. The top four competitors in each event will be invited to the national event in Gillette, Wyo.

Penny thanked the people at Four Rivers for providing the venue for the event and the National Rifle Association, which is in charge of sponsorships and gives scholarships to students.

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