Katey Campbell qualified to compete at World's largest rodeo

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

DENVER - Katey Campbell, recent graduate of Riverside High School, has earned a position on the Arkansas high school rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Farmington, N.M., from July 19-25 to compete at the 61st Annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the barrel racing and pole bending competitions.

Featuring over 1,500 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian Provinces, and Australia, the National High School Finals is the world's largest rodeo. In addition to competing for over $200,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will also be vying for more than $325,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the National High School Rodeo National Champion. To earn this title, contests must finish in the top 20 after two go-rounds of intense competition before advancing to Saturday night's final championship performance.

Scheduled telecast will air on RFD-TV. To check the air time, log on to www.nhsra.com.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NHSFR contestants have the opportunity to represent their team in a volleyball tournament, enjoy nightly contestant dances, participate in a talent contest, compete in an NRA rifle shooting competition, test their skills in a knowledge bowl competition, have the chance to shop the popular NHSFR western tradeshow, and visit the historical attractions of the Land of Enchantment.

To follow the NHSFR, visit the NHSRA's web site daily for complete results at www.nhsra.org.

For ticket information, call 505-324-5573; or call 505-334-4592 for general information.

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