Fairfield boy to compete in rodeo national finals
Dakota Nye, a 10th-grade student at Fairfield High School has earned a position on the Iowa National High School rodeo team and will be competing at the 65th annual National High School Finals Rodeo July 14-20 in Rock Springs, Wyo.
Nye will be in the bull riding 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, contestants also will compete for more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named an NHSFR national champion. To earn the title, contestants must finish in the top 20 — based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds — to advance to the final round the evening of July 20. National championships will then be determined on their three-round combined times/scores.
The championship performance will be televised as part of the “Cinch Town Tour” series on RFD-TV.
Live broadcasts of each NHSFR performance will be aired at NHSRATV.com at 7 p.m. July 14 and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day thereafter.
Along with rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, contestants will have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and shopping at the NHSFR tradeshow.
For daily results, visit www.NHSRA.org.