Glocknitzer, Kugler compete at nationals

The Nevada high school rodeo team placed in three events in the top 10 Monday morning at the National High School Rodeo Association Finals in Springfield, Ill.

This year's rodeo is being held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds through Sunday. The top four winners from each state's finals advanced to nationals.

Heather Richard of Las Vegas placed second in breakaway roping with a time of 3.201 seconds. Tabitha Kiker of Piedmont, Ala., had the best time in the event at 2.764.

Team ropers Gene Harry of Nixon and Les Peterson of Elko had a good morning by posting a time of 8.471 for third place. The Pennsylvania team of Lauren Resigner and A.J. Williams led with a time of 6.849.

Tie-down roper Austin Adams of Logandale is sitting in fourth place at 11.873. Colton Redmond of Wiggins, Miss., leads the pack by a full second at 10.303.

Fallon had a pair of cowgirls placing in the top 20 of their respective events.

Bailey Corkill is in 13th place in pole bending after recording a time of 22.322. Olie Fowler is also in 13th place in barrel racing with a time of 17.959. Less than one second separates first-place Lara Dewees of Lacoo-chee, Fla., from the 20th-place racer. Hannah Vaughan of Yerington finished in 22nd place with a time of 18.671.

Gardnerville's Jonathan Glocknitzer tallied 201 points in boys' cutting for 11th place.

Alyce Kugler of Gardnerville came in 14th in girls cutting with 207 points. Jessie Lott of Sulphur, La., leads the cutters with 223 points.

It was a bad day for the rough stock riders. Ironically, only four riders each in saddle bronc, bareback and bull riding stayed on for 8 seconds. No riders from Nevada earned points for the morning.

The Nevada team has more than 45 cowboys and cowgirls at the finals.

The rodeo features two daily performances with the finals slated for Sunday.


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