ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Kodey Hoss, who will be a senior at Cheraw High School this fall, had both of her runs in goat tying at the National High School Finals Rodeo Wednesday at the Sweetwater Events Complex.
Hoss got off to a good start as she had a 7.86-second run on her first attempt. That time was the second best in the Wednesday morning performance.
At the end of the first go-round, Hoss was in 10th place.
The winners of the first go in girls' events included Aimee Davis of Central Point, Oregon, in goat tying in 6.67 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 on Kanarraville, Utah, in girls' cutting with 150 points, and Brookyln Gunter of Sulpur, Louisiana, in pole bending in 20.142 seconds.
The boy's first go winners were Cooper Bennett of Roosevelt, Utah, Keenan Hayes of Hayden, and Daylon 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, Parker Fleet of Axtell, Texas, and Ben Andersen of Eckville, Alberta, Canada, in saddle bronc riding with 78 points apiece, 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.
In the reined cow horse, Lance evans of Evanston, Wyoming, and Amada Kannapilly of Tucumcari, New Mexico, tied with 292 1/2 points each.
In her second goat tying run on Wednesday evening, Hoss had some bad luck as she recorded a no time. She dropped to 24th place overall.
Hoss also competed in breakaway roping in this year's NHSFR, but she was unsuccessful on her first attempt on Sunday evening. She will have her second try on Saturday morning.
Jacobi Larson, who will be a junior at Fowler High School this year, finished in 121st place in the first go of pole bending with a 25.734-second run. She will have her second attempt this evening. She was 127th after the Wednesday evening performance.
The girls' leaders following the Wednesday evening performance were Jillian Kostrzewski of Zimmerman, Minnesota, in goat tying in 15.74 seconds in two tries, Merrill Mundy of Lakeland, Florida, in barrel racing in 35.038 seconds, Allison Spiers of Tomball, Texas, in girls' cutting with 293 points, Maddy Deerman of Hope, New Mexico, in breakaway roping in 6.03 seconds, and Maci Zimmerman of New Ross, Indiana, in pole bending in 40.69 seconds.
Leading in the boys' events after the Wednesday evening performance were Kolt Dement of Lusk, Texas, in bareback riding with 141 total points, Cooper Mendenhall of Edmond, Oklahoma, in boys' cutting with 291 points, Austin Herrera of Soap Lake, Washington, in bull riding with 149 points, Tom Crouse of Gallatin, Missouri, in tie-down roping in 20.24 seconds, Chance West of Chino Valley, Arizona, in saddle bronc riding with 121 points, Jace Logan of Yampa in steer wrestling in 11.89 seconds, and Wylee Squair of Clyde, Alberta, Canada, and Kyle Wanchuk of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, in team roping in 16.44 seconds.
Josh Briggs of Pilot Point, Texas, leads the reined cow horse competition with 589 points.
The top performers after two go rounds in each event will return for the championship short go on Saturday evening.