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Local kids to compete in rodeo finals

Five qualify for high school and junior high nationals

Five kids are representing Crook County in rodeo this summer, with three of them set to compete during the seven days of the 75th National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in Gillette.

Two meanwhile headed for the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, GA this weekend for the week-long National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR).

High School

Standings for the NHSFR are calculated using the points accumulated during each competitor’s top 12 rodeos throughout the season. In individual events, the top four qualify for the national finals.

This year, Chaz Dewey of Carlile qualified in third place fo...