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Local student qualifies for world’s largest rodeo

7/02/09 (Thu)

Local student qualifies for world’s largest rodeo

NHSFR News Release
Thane Hollenbeck, a recent graduate of McClusky High School, has earned a position on the North Dakota High School Rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Farmington, New Mexico from July 19-25 to compete at the 61st Annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the bull-riding competition.
Hollenbeck is the son of Rex and Lori Hollenbeck of McClusky.
Featuring over 1,500 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian Provinces, and Australia, the National High School Finals is the world’s largest rodeo. In addition to competing for over $200,000 in prizes NHSFR contestants will also be vying for more than $325,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the National High School Rodeo National Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top twenty after two go-rounds of intense competition before advancing to Saturday night’s final championship performance. Please check www.nhsra.com for possible schedule changes and other times when the 2009 NHSFR telecast will air on RFD-TV. In addition, you can catch all of the NHSFR action live via Horsecity.com on their audio web cast.