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Area Students Competing in National High School Rodeo in Wyoming July 16 – 22

From left to right:  Lorelei Shaufl, Ella Binkiewicz, Mya Dimmerling, Jarica Winkleman, Jaelee Winkleman Clayton Drake, Owen Gardner, Garret Miley


Area students have earned places on the state/provincial national high school rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gillette, Wyoming July 16 – 22 to compete at the 75th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR).

Featuring more than 1,700 contestants from 44 states, five Canadian Provinces, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand, the NHSFR is the world’s largest rodeo.

In addition to competing for more than $150,000 in prizes and over $150,000 in added money, NHSFR contestants will also be competing for more than $375,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named an NHSFR World Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 – based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds – to advance to Saturday evening’s final round. World champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores. Again, this year, the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch Highschool Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. LIVE broadcasts of each NHSFR performance will air online at Performance times begin at 7 p.m. on July 16 and competition continues daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. through July 22. Make sure to catch the action! Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NHSFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy volleyball, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by Golden Spur Ministries, and shopping at the NHSFR tradeshow.

To follow your local favorites at the NHSFR, visit daily for complete results. For ticket information, visit

Local qualifiers include:

Ella Binkiewicz: Shenandoah High School freshman, light rifle

Charly Coulter: Meadowbrook High School senior, team roping

Mya Dimmerling: Shenandoah High School freshman, light rifle

Clayton Drake: John Glenn High School senior, team roping, tie-down calf  roping

Owen Gardner: Caldwell High School sophomore, team roping, tie-down calf roping, steer wrestling

Garret Miley: Shenandoah High School senior, team roping, trap shooting, steer wrestling

Jaelee Winkleman: Shenandoah High School freshman, reined cow horse, pole bending, team roping.

Performance schedule:

Sunday July 16, 7 p.m.: Owen Gardner steer wrestling

Monday, July 17, 7 p.m.: team roping, Clayton Drake and Owen Gardner

Tuesday, July 18, 9 a.m.:  Reese Graham and Charlyne Coulter team roping, Clayton Drake tie- down roping

Mya Dimmerling and Ella Binkiewicz light rifle 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday, July 18, 7 p.m.: Jaelee Winkleman , and Garrett Miley team roping, Owen Gardner tie/down roping

Wednesday, July 19, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.: Jaelee Winkleman pole bending, Garrett Miley, steer wrestling

Thursday, July 20, 9 a.m.: Jaelee Winkleman, and Garrett Miley team roping. Owen Gardner tie-down roping, Garret Miley trap shooting

Thursday, July 20, 7 p.m.: Reese Graham and Charly Coulter team roping, Clayton Drake, tie-down roping

Friday, July 21, 7 p.m.: Clayton Drake and Owen Gardner team roping

Saturday, July 22, 9a.m.: Owen Gardner steer wrestling



  1. Robert Everett on July 15, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    Can’t wait to see/hear how these younguns are doing….

  2. Janet Muffet on July 16, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    Many congratulations to Ohio Rodeo Kids from Shenandoah, Caldwell, John Glen and Meadowbrook high schools! You all are to be commended for your skills and athleticism! Go rock the place! ❤️🏇🏽❤️🏇🏽

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