Central junior to compete in national rodeo event

Central High School junior Joessa Giesen will take part in the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., on July 14 to 20. (Submitted photo)

Central High School junior Joessa Giesen will take part in the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., on July 14 to 20. (Submitted photo)

Joessa Giesen, a Central High School junior, has earned a position on the Minnesota state National High School rodeo team.
She will travel with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyo., on July 14 to 20 to compete at the 65th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the barrel racing competition.
Featuring more than 1,500 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia, the NHSFR is the world’s largest rodeo.
In addition to competing for more than $200,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will also compete for more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named NHSFR National Champion.
To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 – based on their combined times and scores in the first two rounds – to advance to Saturday evening’s final round. National champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined time and scores.
The Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally on NHSRATV.com. Performance times are 7 p.m. on July 14 and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day thereafter.
Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, contestants have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, dances, church services and other activities.
To follow Giesen at NHSFR, visit NHSRA.org.

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