Students compete in national rodeo event
July 24, 2019
Gage Bruhn of Logan High School finished ninth in trapshooting and 13th in the light rifle event nationally during last week's National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Bruhn, who will be a senior this fall, scored 95 of 100 points in the trapshooting competition Thursday and secured his ninth-place finish by scoring 10-of-10 in the tiebreaker.
Van Dalton of Utah scored a 99 in the preliminary rounds and tallied consecutive perfect-10s in two tiebreakers to win the national title.
Bruhn totaled 297 points in the light-rifle finals to finish 13th nationally. Fellow New Mexican Roberto Galaz won the national crown with 341 points.
In saddle bronc riding, Dylan Reed of Melrose, a recent graduate of House Municipal Schools, finished 23rd overall with 66 points. He finished third in the Thursday competition.
Amanda Kanapilly, also of Logan High School, finished 38th overall in the reined cow horse competition and 81st in girls cutting.
In the reined cow horse competition, Kanapilly tied for sixth in her Tuesday round with 282 points and tied for 11th in Wednesday with 271 points. In cutting, she finished fifth in the Tuesday round with 141 points.
The National High School Finals Rodeo, described as the world's largest rodeo, featured more than 1,600 athletes from 43 states, Canada, Australia and Mexico. They competed for more than $150,000 in prizes and more than $375,000 in scholarships.