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High Schoolers Saddle up for Rodeo Championship

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RALEIGH — Saddle up, cowboys and cowgirls, because the North Carolina High School Rodeo championships are coming to town.

Boys and girls from across the state will compete at theState Fairgroundsin Raleigh this weekend for the opportunity to go on to the national championships in Gillette, Wyoming.

Many of the high school students are favored to go on to national competition in July, including Clinton's Dana Jordan. Dana's one of many girls who compete in North Carolina high school rodeo. In fact, National High School Rodeo Director, Will Hill, says 60% of the competitors are female.

Several of the competitors have even won college scholarships for their rodeo abilities. One of them, Jeremy May of McLeansville has already started riding bulls professionally. He says every ride is a thrill... just like going to the rodeo championships this weekend.

The rodeo takes place at the Hunt Horse Complex, located at the State Fairgrounds. Action begins tonight at 8:00 and continues tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. with a special kids rodeo for little spectators in the audience and competition at 8:00 p.m. The rodeo wraps up at 2:00 p.m. Sunday.

For more information call(919) 249-1369.

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