Wyoming High School National Finals Rodeo Qualifiers 2014
The Wyoming High School Rodeo season is complete, and now it's on to Nationals in Rock Springs, July 13-19.
Throughout the season (fall 2013 and spring 2014), cowboys and cowgirls earned points based on where they finished on each day of a rodeo competition, in their respective event.
For example, 10 points for a first place finish, 9 points for a second place finish, etc...
The top 12 place standings before the WY State Finals Rodeo are used as a competitors standing score, going into the WY State Finals Rodeo.
So if you have 12 first place finishes, you have 120 points.
If you have 12 first place finishes and a few non-first place finishes, those non-first place finishes don't apply because the standings only have the top 12, so you still have 120 points.
Competitors then earn additional points, based on where they finished on each of the 3 days of the WYSFR, plus points for finishing in the aggregate for the weekend.
The top 4 in the point standings after the conclusion of the WYSFR qualify for the High School National Finals Rodeo.
Here's the list of who qualified.
The 5th place finisher is an alternate, in case one of the top 4 can't compete.
There maybe more Wyoming qualifiers than what's listed.
Since rodeo is not a varsity event, competitors can cross the state line and compete for another state.
If they qualify for the HSNFR, they will compete for that state.
Information provided by the Wyoming High School Rodeo Association.
1. Jeffery Zdziarski (Sheridan) - 248.5 points State Champ
2. Hunter Carlson (Douglas) - 212.5
3. Chance Ames (Marbleton) - 187
4. Kyle Chapman (Rock Springs) - 143.50
5. Brian Brown (LaBarge) - 129
1. Brody Cress (Hillsdale) - 217 points State Champ
2. Jeffery Zdziarski (Sheridan) - 170.5
3. Mike Burtenshaw (Buffalo) - 139
4-5 (tie). J.D. Slagowski (Eden) - 71.5
4-5 (tie). Justin Dory (Laramie) - 71.5
Because there was a tie for 4th and 5th, both competitors get to go to the HSNFR.
1. Casey Sellers (Buffalo) - 228.5 points State Champ
2. Teigen Finnerty (Wheatland) - 179
3. Brandt Ross (Sheridan) - 167
4. Logan Milligan (Torrington) - 153.5
5. Garrett Murphy (Torrington) - 132.5
1. Justene Hirsig (Cheyenne) - 206 points State Champ
2. Deena Norell (Meeker, CO) - 180.5
3. Casey Rae Reimler (Rozet) - 166
4. Kaelie Oliver (Douglas) - 138
5. Whitney Simmons (Sheridan) - 125
1. Kane Butcher (Jelm) - 217.5 points State Champ
2. Kade Greer (Gillette) - 207
3. Casey Sellers (Buffalo) - 178
4. Teigen Finnerty (Wheatland) - 168
5. Brady Thurston (Lance Creek) - 156.5
1. Jamie Thompson (Whitney, NE) - 229 points State Champ
2. Jacey Thompson (Whitney, NE) - 209
3. Josee Vogel (Pavillion) - 181
4. Deena Norell (Meeker, CO) - 166
5. Ashten Marchant (Newcastle) - 157
1. Linzee Adamson (Arvada) - 212 points State Champ
2. Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 190.5
3. Taylor Werbelow (Greybull) - 171
4. Madison Wilkerson (Jackson) - 148
5. Casey Rae Reimler (Rozet) - 139
1. Chloe Ashenhurst (Wheatland) - 245.5 points State Champ
2. Breanna Reimler (Buffalo) - 210
3. Karson Bradley (Big Piney) - 183.5
4. Abi Deveraux (Newcastle) - 168.5
5. Shelby Mann (Sheridan) - 134
1. Joby Barquin (Kinnear) and Nate Rogers (Buffalo) - 353 points State Champs
2. Jayden and Kellan Johnson (Casper) - 337
3. Mat Tehau (Kaycee) and Zane Thompson (Cheyenne) - 290
4. Cody Ballek (Clearmont) and Teigen Finnerty (Wheatland) - 259
5. Jerren Johnson (Casper) and Wheaton Williams (Big Horn) - 229
1. Evan Wilhelm (Glendo) - 145 points State Champ
2. Levi Wilson (Jackson) - 103
3. Landen Smith (Jackson) - 84
4. Chance Ames (Marbleton) - 68
5. Sam Haskett (Sheridan) - 60
1. Casey Beck (Gillette) - 222.25 points State Champ
2. Denton Carson (Arvada) - 211.75
3. Trase Johnson (Gillette) - 199.50
4. Brady Thurston (Lance Creek) - 169
1. Rylee Whitman (Big Piney) - 222.5 points State Champ
2. Lexi Hamm (Gillette) - 209.25
3. Jasmine Gould (Meeteetse) - 182.75
4. Courtney Reynolds (Gillette) - 179.75
5. Amelia Thrush (Gillette) - 164.75
Boys All-Around: Casey Sellers - Buffalo
Girls All-Around: Breanna Reimler - Buffalo