ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Jacobi Larson, who will be a junior at Fowler High School this fall, had her first attempt in pole bending in the Tuesday morning performance at the National High School Finals Rodeo at the Sweetwater Events Complex.
Larson had a little tough luck on her first ride as she recorded a time of 25.734 seconds. That time was 22nd in the performance.
As of the end of the Tuesday morning performance, Larson was in 82nd place. By the end of the Tuesday evening performance, she dropped to 101st.
Larson will have her second ride on Thursday evening.
The girls' leaders as of Tuesday evening were Brooklyn Gunter of Sulpur, Louisiana, in pole bending in 20.142 seconds, Millie Frey of Eunice, Louisiana, in barrel racing in 17.311 seconds, Cassie Miller of Florence, Arizona, in breakaway roping in 2.24 seconds, McKenna Coronado of Karraville, Utah, in girls' cutting with 150 points, and Lena Johnson of Choudrant, Louisiana, in goat tying in 8.29 seconds.
Leading the boys' events after Tuesday evening were Cooper Bennett of Roosevelt, Utah, Keenan Hayes of Hayden and Daylen Swearingen of Piffard, New York, in bareback riding with 76 points each, Carson Ray of Groveton, Texas, in boys' cutting with 150 points, Cole Skender of Crossett, Arkansas, in bull riding with 86 points, Stran Thompson of Estancia, New Mexico, in tie-down roping in 7.9 seconds, Ben Amderson of Eckville, Alberta, Canada, in saddle bronc riding with 78 points, Cannon Smith of Monroe, Tennessee, in steer wrestling in 4.25 seconds, and Grady Quam of Crossfield, Alberta, Canada, and Dillon Graham of Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, in team roping in 4.83 seconds.
Lance Evans of Evanston, Wyoming, and Amanda Kannapilly of Tucumcari, New Mexico, lead in reined cow horse with 292 1/2 points apiece.
Dalley Gibson, a recent graduate of Crowley County High School, was in the shooting rifle competition Tuesday morning at the Green River Shooting Range. However, the results were unavailable.
Kodey Hoss, who will be a senior at Cheraw High School this fall, will compete in goat tying today. She will be in both of today's morning and evening performances.
Hoss will also have her second run in breakaway roping on Saturday morning. She was unsuccessful of her first attempt on Sunday evening.