HASTINGS — The Nebraska State High School Finals Rodeo is being held today and Saturday at the Adams County Fairgrounds.
Over 250 high school rodeo athletes are competing in 12 events. The top four competitors in each event at the state level will earn a berth at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 14-20, where national champions will be crowned in each event.
The twelve events include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, breakaway roping, goat tying, pole bending, barrel racing, boys cutting, girls cutting and bull riding.
The Finals, the culmination of 28 regular season rodeos, will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. today, with the short round on Saturday at 1 p.m. The top 10 contestants in each event will advance to the short round on Saturday.
The 2019-2020 Miss Nebraska High School Rodeo Queen will be crowned prior to the performance on Saturday.