Wyoming did not win any National Championships at the 2016 High School National Finals Rodeo, but the team placed well in a number of events and in the final standings.

Hunter Carlson of Douglas (Barebacks), Kellan and Carson Johnson of Casper (Team Roping), and Karson Bradley (Barrel Racing and Girls Horse of the Year) all placed as National Runner-Ups in their respective events.

Total on 3 Results:

Only those who were in the top 20 after 2 rounds, were invited back to compete in the championship short-go.

Barebacks:

2nd Place (Tie): Hunter Carlson (Douglas) - 216 points. Trails by 6 points.

8th Place: Brian Brown (LaBarge) - 194 points. Trails by 28 points.

46th Place: Thomas Davis (Osage) - 58 points. No score in Round 2.

Saddle Broncs:

30th Place: Ira Dickinson (Rock Springs) - 57 points. No score in Round 1.

Steer Wrestling:

16th Place: Chance Anderson (McKinnon) - 26.96 seconds. Trails by 15.01 seconds.

46th Place: Taylor Davidson (Douglas) - 25.35 seconds.

88th Place: Zane Thompson (Cheyenne) - 9.17 seconds. No time in Round 1.

Breakaway Roping:

24th Place: Jacey Thompson (Lusk) - 7.03 seconds. Trails by 2.05 seconds.

40th Place: Kenna Balkenbush (Sheridan) - 15.43 seconds.

96th Place: Kate Dickinson (Rock Springs) - 4.68 seconds. No time in Round 1.

Goat Tying:

9th Place: Kenna Balkenbush (Sheridan) - 24.67 seconds. Trails by 1.93 seconds.

47th Place: Reata Beck (Albin) - 19.14 seconds.

107th Place: Jacey Thompson (Lusk) - 7.84 seconds. No time in Round 2.

144th Place: Abi Deveraux (Newcastle) - 10.38 seconds. No time in Round 2.

Barrel Racing:

2nd Place (Tie): Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 51.829 seconds. Trails by 0.148 seconds.

13th Place (Tie): Shyann Russell (Gillette) - 52.617 seconds. Trails by 0.936 seconds.

34th Place: Sheyenne Jacobson (Gillette) - 35.532 seconds.

134th Place: Kenna Balkenbush (Sheridan) - 40.825 seconds.

Pole Bending:

8th Place: Shay Hough (Gillette) - 61.083 seconds. Trails by 1.539 seconds.

25th Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 41.422 seconds.

133rd Place: Abi Deveraux (Newcastle) - 51.258 seconds.

175th Place: Sheyenne Jacobsen (Gillette) - 26.31 seconds. No time in Round 2.

Tie-Down Roping:

45th Place: Wyatt Tarver (Gillette) - 38.46 seconds.

59th Place: Canton Afdahl (Torrington) - 49.64 seconds.

122nd Place: Zane Thompson (Cheyenne) - 24.05 seconds. No time in Round 2.

Team Roping:

2nd Place: Kellan and Carson Johnson (Casper) - 18.13 seconds. Trail by 1.05 seconds.

8th Place: Wheaton Williams (Big Horn) and Jerren Johnson (Casper) - 40.01 seconds. Trail by 22.93 seconds.

82nd Place: T.C. Hadley (Wheatland) and Canton Afdahl (Torrington) - 16.56 seconds. No time in Round 1.

Bull Riding:

9th Place: Ryley Lane (Torrington) - 142 points. No score in championship short-go.

Boys Cutting:

47th Place: Neale Jones (Farson) - 270 points.

57th Place: Wes Bray (Casper) - 258 points.

73rd Place: Johnathon Lipps (Casper) - 133 points. No score in Round 2.

77th Place: Trae Burgess-Butterfield (Worland) - 124 points.No score in Round 1.

Girls Cutting:

6th Place: Rylee Whitman (Big Piney) - 432 points. Trails by 9.5 points.

13th Place: Emily Ilgen (Sheridan) - 284 points. Trails by 20.5 points.

20th Place: Ayanah Winsor (Kaycee) - 284 points. No score in championship short-go.

81st Place: Shae Bray (Casper) - 142 points. No score in Round 1.

Reined Cow Horse:

18th Place: Lance Evans (Evanston) - 559.5 points. Trails by 28 points.

76th Place: Reata Beck (Albin) - 521 points.

78th Place: Courtney Reynolds (Gillette) - 518.5 points.

86th Place: Sadie Sturman (Lusk) - 506 points.

All-Around Rookie Cowboy:

6th Place: Carson Johnson (Casper)

All-Around Rookie Cowgirl:

9th Place: Kenna Balkenbush (Sheridan)

Girls AQHA Horse of the Year:

2nd Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney)

Team Standings:

Boys: Wyoming is 6th out of 42 teams. (Texas won)

Girls: Wyoming is 7th out of 42 teams. (Utah won)

Combined: Wyoming is 4th out of 46 teams. (Texas won)

 

Championship Short-Go Results:

Barebacks:

7th Place: Hunter Carlson (Douglas) - 69 points. Trails by 11 points.

16th Place: Brian Brown (LaBarge) - 48 points. Trails by 32 points. Was given a re-ride in the championship short-go, but couldn't take it, because he broke his stirrup on the first ride.

Steer Wrestling:

17th Place: Chance Anderson (McKinnon) - 14.77 seconds. Trails by 11.21 seconds.

Barrel Racing:

2nd Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 17.06 seconds. Trails by 0.006 seconds.

6th Place: Shyann Russell (Gillette) - 17.356 seconds. Trails by 0.302 seconds.

Pole Bending:

9th Place: Shay Hough (Gillette) - 20.195 seconds. Trails by 0.374 seconds.

Goat Tying:

11th Place: Kenna Balkenbush (Sheridan) - 8.06 seconds. Trails by 1.24 seconds.

Team Roping:

2nd Place: Kellan and Carson Johnson (Casper) - 5.35 seconds. Trail by 0.19 seconds.

10th Place: Wheaton Williams (Big Horn) and Jerren Johnson (Casper) - 21.65 seconds. Trail by 16.49 seconds.

Girls Cutting:

7th Place: Rylee Whitman (Big Piney) - 143 points. Trails by 9 points.

11th Place (tie): Emmy Ilgen (Sheridan) - 137 points. Trails by 15 points.

 

Round 2 Results:

The NHSRA is not providing who is in what place for the 2nd round.

Barebacks:

??th Place: Hunter Carlson (Douglas) - 78 points.

??th Place: Brian Brown (LaBarge) - 68 points.

Saddle Broncs:

??th Place: Ira Dickinson (Rock Springs) - 57 points. No score in Round 1.

Steer Wrestling:

??th Place: Taylor Davidson (Douglas) - 6.61 seconds.

??th Place: Chance Anderson (McKinnon) - 7.83 seconds.

??th Place: Zane Thompson (Cheyenne) - 9.17 seconds.

Breakaway Roping:

??th Place: Jacey Thompson (Lusk) - 4.51 seconds.

??th Place: Kate Dickinson (Rock Springs) - 4.68 seconds.

??th Place: Kenna Balkenbush (Sheridan) - 12.52 seconds.

Goat Tying:

??th Place: Kenna Balkenbush (Sheridan) - 8.42 seconds.

??th Place: Reata Beck (Albin) - 10.00 seconds.

Pole Bending:

??th Place: Shay Hough (Gillette) - 20.176 seconds.

??th Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 20.457 seconds.

??th Place: Abi Deveraux (Newcastle) - 25.667 seconds.

Barrel Racing:

??th Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 17.193 seconds.

??th Place: Shyann Russell (Gillette) - 17.637 seconds.

??th Place: Sheyenne Jacobson (Gillette) - 17.794 seconds.

??th Place: Kenna Balkenbush (Sheridan) - 22.987 seconds.

Tie-Down Roping:

??th Place: Wyatt Tarver (Gillette) - 13.73 seconds.

??th Place: Canton Afdahl (Torrington) - 19.67 seconds.

Team Roping:

??th Place: Kellan and Carson Johnson (Casper) - 5.51 seconds.

??th Place: Wheaton Williams (Big Horn) and Jerren Johnson (Casper) - 6.15 seconds.

??th Place: T.C. Hadley (Wheatland) and Canton Afdahl (Torrington) - 16.56 seconds. No time in Round 1.

Bull Riding:

??th Place: Ryley Lane (Torrington) - 71 points.

Boys Cutting:

??th Place: Neale Jones (Farson) - 133 points.

??th Place: Wes Bray (Casper) - 127 points.

??th Place: Trae Burgess-Butterfield (Worland) - 124 points. No score in Round 1.

Girls Cutting:

??th Place: Rylee Whitman (Big Piney) - 145 points.

??th Place: Shae Bray (Casper) - 142 points.

??th Place: Emily Ilgen (Sheridan) - 139 points.

??th Place: Ayanah Winsor (Kaycee) - 138.5 points.

Reined Cow Horse:

?? Place: Lance Evans (Evanston) - 287 points.

??th Place: Reata Beck (Albin) - 266 points.

?? Place: Sadie Sturman (Lusk) - 246.5 points.

 

Round 1 Results:

Barebacks:

Brian Brown. Photo Courtesy: Acentric Video Productions and NHSRA.

1st Place: Brian Brown (LaBarge) - 78 points. Won by 3 points.

7th Place: Hunter Carlson (Douglas) - 69 points. Trails by 9 points.

23rd Place: Thomas Davis (Osage) - 58 points. Trials by 20 points.

Breakaway Roping:

7th Place: Jacey Thompson (Lusk) - 2.52 seconds. Trails by 0.39 seconds.

24th Place: Kenna Balkenbush (Sheridan) - 2.91 seconds. Trails by 0.78 seconds.

Goat Tying:

15th Place: Jacey Thompson (Lusk) - 7.84 seconds. Trails by 0.74 seconds.

26th Place: Kenna Balkenbush (Sheridan) - 8.19 seconds. Trails by 1.09 seconds.

56th Place: Reata Beck (Albin) - 9.14 seconds. Trails by 2.04 seconds.

90th Place: Abi Deveraux (Newcastle) - 10.38 seconds. Trails by 3.28 seconds.

Pole Bending:

29th Place: Shay Hough (Gillette) - 20.712 seconds. Trails by 0.933 seconds.

43rd Place: Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 20.965 seconds. Trails by 1.186 seconds.

130th Place: Abi Deveraux (Newcastle) - 25.591 seconds. Trails by 5.812 seconds.

146th Place: Sheyenne Jacobsen (Gillette) - 26.31 seconds. Trails by 6.531 seconds.

Barrel Racing:

19th Place: Shyann Russell (Gillette) - 17.624 seconds. Trails by 0.614 seconds.

32nd Place: Sheyenne Jacobson (Gillette) - 17.738 seconds. Trails by 0.728 seconds.

43rd Place: Kenna Balkenbush (Sheridan) - 17.838 seconds. Trails by 0.828 seconds.

Steer Wrestling:

3rd Place: Chance Anderson (McKinnon) - 4.36 seconds. Trails by 1.00 second.

77th Place: Taylor Davidson (Douglas) - 18.74 seconds. Trails by 15.38 seconds.

Tie-Down Roping:

86th Place: Zane Thompson (Cheyenne) - 24.05 seconds. Trails by 15.21 seconds.

89th Place: Wyatt Tarver (Gillette) - 24.73 seconds. Trails by 15.89 seconds.

110th Place: Canton Afdahl (Torrington) - 29.97 seconds. Trails by 21.13 seconds.

Team Roping:

12th Place: Kellan and Carson Johnson (Casper) - 7.27 seconds. Trail by 1.78 seconds.

46th Place: Wheaton Willaims (Big Horn) and Jerren Johnson (Casper) - 12.21 seconds. Trail by 6.72 seconds.

Bull Riding:

8th Place: Ryley Lane (Torrington) - 71 points. Trails by 11 points.

Boys Cutting:

43rd Place: Neale Jones (Farson) - 137 points. Trails by 12 points.

58th Place: Johnathon Lipps (Casper) - 133 points. Trails by 16 points.

59th Place: Wes Bray (Casper) - 131 points. Trails by 18 points.

Girls Cutting:

7th Place: Ayanah Winsor (Kaycee) - 145.5 points. Trails by 4.5 points.

8th Place: Emmy Ilgen (Sheridan) - 145 points. Trails by 5 points.

11th Place: Rylee Whitman (Big Piney) - 144 points. Trails by 6 points.

Reined Cow Horse:

51st Place: Lance Evans (Evanston) - 272.5 points. Trails by 22 points.

56th Place: Courtney Reynolds (Gillette) - 271.5 points. Trails by 23 points.

83rd Place: Sadie Sturman (Lusk) - 259.5 points. Trails by 35 points.

88th Place: Reata Beck (Albin) - 255 points. Trails by 39.5 points.