Tanner Kane, a junior at Southridge High School, has earned a position on the Kentucky state National High School rodeo team. He will be traveling with fellow teammates to Guthrie, Oklahoma July 17 through 23 to compete at the 72nd annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the tie-down and team roping competitions.
Tanner has been competing for about 12 years.
The competition had to be moved from Lincoln, NE to Guthrie, OK and the dates had to be changed due to restrictions from COVID-19. It is unclear at this time if contestants from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico will be allowed to participate this year.
Last year’s finals featured more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian Provinces, Australia and Mexico, the NHSFR is the world’s largest rodeo.
In addition to competing for more than $150,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will also be competing for more than $375,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named an NHSFR World Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 – based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds – to advance to Saturday evening’s final round. World champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores.
LIVE broadcasts of each NHSFR performance will air online at www.RidePass.com. Performance times begin @ 7pm on July 17th and competition continues daily at 9am and 7pm through July 23rd. Make sure to catch the action! To follow your local favorites at the NHSFR, visit NHSRA.com daily for complete results.