South Carolina High School Rodeo Association
For over 40 years, the South Carolina Rodeo Association has been an organization for students all over South Carolina who want to participate in the sport of rodeo. They are supervised by a concerned group of adults that are interested in providing an opportunity for students to participate in a non-traditional sport. The top four contestants in each event each year are eligible to represent our state at the National Finals Rodeo (HS and JR contestants only).
High School at Nationals
The SC High School Finals Rodeo Team had a great Nationals. In the championship round, SC had four athletes that had outstanding performances. Mallory Carter placed fifth in the world in Cowgirl Cutting, Gracie Griffin placed 16th in the world in Cowgirl Goat Tying, Bailey Kuntz placed eighth in the world in Cowgirl Breakaway, and Mikayla Joh Almond was FIRST place in the world in Cowgirl Pole Bending. These were the girls who were able to make it to the short round but we had several others that placed well in the performances and the go-rounds. SC is holding their own on the National level!
Juniors at Nationals
The Juniors had an equally impressive showing at the National Finals. SC made it back in four events to the short go. Rennie Chavis placed 13th in the world in Barrel Racing, Ethan Lombardo and Ella Kate Phillips made it to the short go in Ribbon Roping placing 17th, Caden Ussery placed 6th in the world in Cowboy Breakaway, and Ethan Lombardo placed FIRST in the world in Saddle Bronc. In addition, Ethan was the Reserve All-Around Cowboy.
Allison Lewis, SCHSRA Queen
Hey, South Carolina! I am Allison Lewis of Simpsonville, South Carolina. I am a junior at Greer Middle College Charter High School, and this will be my fourth year competing with the South Carolina High School Rodeo Association. I enjoy competing in barrel racing, breakaway roping, and the queen’s contest. I am excited to continue my service on the SCHSRA board alongside fellow student officers, Owen Gulledge, Jini Justice, and Maggie Nobles. When I am not working my horses, you can often find me hanging with my friends, reading a new favorite book, or traveling with my family. I was recently accepted into the Youth Leadership Greenville Class 12 and will continue my service to the National Beta Club this school year. As your 2017 SCHSRA Queen, I aspire to strengthen our association by modeling positive sportsmanship, encouraging teammates, and recruiting new members. I invite you to follow me on Facebook @missschsra and feel free to contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions regarding our association. I look forward to meeting you all throughout the season!
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