HURON, S.D. — Waitley Sharon of Ordway had his first run in goat tying at the National Junior High School Finals Rodeo Monday at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.

Sharon competed in the Monday morning performance and he had a time of 12.95 seconds. That time was 10th best in the performance.

After the Monday morning performance, he was in 22nd place overall. After the Monday evening performance, he dropped to 32nd.

Sharon will have his second of his two runs in the Friday evening performance.

Jake Stephens of Glade Park (which is west of Grand Junction) leads the boys' goat tying at 9.03 seconds.

Other individual boys' leaders following the Monday performances include Gus Gaillard of Morse, Texas, who leads in bareback steer riding with 69 points and in saddle bronc steer riding with 67 points, Shayde Harris of Searcy, Arkansas, leads in boys' breakaway roping in 2.36 seconds, Caden Fitzpatrick of Polson, Montana, leads in bull riding with 76 points, Bubba Skene of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada leads in chute dogging in 4.34 seconds, and Trey Adams of Junction City, Kansas, leads in tie-down roping in 9.98 seconds.

In girls' events, Landri Jo Powell of Mendenhall, Mississippi, leads in barrel racing in 16.201 seconds, Josie Connor of Iowa, Louisiana, leads in breakaway roping in 2.19 seconds, Braylee Shepherd of Nephi, Utah, leads in goat tying in 7.61 seconds, and Jaylee Young of Hugo, Oklahoma, leads in pole bending in 20.878 seconds.

Hadley Jones and Trent Davis, both of Lumberton, Mississippi, lead in team roping in 8.80 seconds, and Cayden Newsome of Myakka City, Florida, and Courtney Carbajal of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, lead in ribbon roping in 7.37 seconds.

Sharon is also entered in saddle bronc steer riding and he had his first ride this morning. He will ride again in the Thursday evening performance.

The rodeo started on Sunday and the final regular performance is on Friday evening. The top 15 in each event will return for the championship round on Saturday evening.