Making The Most Of Her Opportunity

Tru Blue Most came into this year with a checklist. “My goal was just to make it to the finals, let my horse work and have clean runs,” the 14-year-old barrel racer from Longview, Washington, said Saturday. “And she definitely did that for me.” That would be an understatement. Most and Rockette won the Kelly […]

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Sister Act

The Kelly Kaminski Run for Vegas junior barrel racing event has been a family affair for some of the competitors at this year’s Junior World Finals. Three sets of sisters – Logann and Paisley Busick of Atascadero, California; Brittan Dee and Jentri Hill of Sulphur Springs, Texas; and Kaylee and Kandice Eiter of Hayden, Idaho […]

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Showdown Saturday

The finals fields are set for the timed events for the 2022 Junior World Finals. The 10-day rodeo comes to a close with finals in six events – pole bending, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping, breakaway roping and tie-down roping. Friday started with the Kelly Kaminski Run for Vegas 17 and under pole bending. […]

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Roping a Title

McCrae Fillmore and Swade Olsen made the most of their first trip here to compete in the Junior World Finals open team roping competition. The two Utah cowboys had a businessman-like 6.9-second run Thursday in the short go-round to win the average title with a five-run time of 37.80 seconds. “Before we went in there […]

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Here From The Beginning

A lot has changed since Ote Berry’s Junior Steer Wrestling made its debut at the Junior World Finals in 2017. Three constants, however, have been Berry, a four-time world champ and Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame member; three-time JWF champion Cash Robb; and South Dakota bulldogger Denton Cook. Wednesday, outside the Wrangler Rodeo Arena, Berry […]

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She Does Both

LAS VEGAS – For someone who is relatively new to the sport of rodeo, Ryen Jean Vanderwiel rode like a seasoned pro Tuesday morning at the Junior World Finals. The Eagle, Idaho, cowgirl had a 21.462-second run in the Kelly Kaminski Run for Vegas pole bending and followed that with a 15.173-second run in the […]

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Ethan Cart knew he was taking a risk. But the Hamshire, Texas, cowboy didn’t come to the Junior World Finals to play it safe. Cart entered Monday’s short go-round of senior saddle bronc riding leading the average with a nine-point advantage (148.5-139.5) over Cooper Sagers of Rush Valley, Utah. So when Cart scored 70.5 points […]


JWF Bullfighters

No one has spent more time in the Wrangler Rodeo Arena the past four days than Jose Cano, Ethan Cook and Connor Quezada. And that has to be a sense of relief for the bull riders at the Junior World Finals. Cano, Cook and Quezada got the nod as the bullfighters for this year’s JWF. […]

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2022 Roughstock Finals Preview

Braylon Johnson is ready for a busy Monday. Despite a tough Sunday at the Junior World Finals, the eighth-grader from Prescott, Arizona, made it to the short go-round in all three roughstock events. Johnson enters as the top seed in junior bareback bronc riding with a two-head score of 158 points. He finished second in […]

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