Kane headed back to world’s largest rodeo

Tanner Kane, a junior at Southridge, has earned a position on the Kentucky State National High School rodeo team, and will travel with fellow teammates to Guthrie, Okla., to compete at the 72nd annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) July 17-23 in the tie down and team roping competitions.

The competition had to be moved from Lincoln, Neb., to Oklahoma, and the dates had to be changed due to restrictions from COVID-19. It is unclear if contestants from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico will be allowed to participate this year. Last year’s finals featured more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia and Mexico, making the NHSFR the world’s largest rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $150,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will also be competing for more than $375,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a NHSFR World Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 – based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds – to advance to Saturday evening’s final round. World champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores.

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