David Crawford of Kiowa grabs not only horns, but also a bit of air as he competes in the high school steer wresting event at the Elbert County Fairgrounds on Sunday, April 7. The Colorado Junior High and High School Rodeo attracted more than 130 students from across the state for a two-day competition testing both two-legged and four-legged athletes.
This ain’t my first rodeo, pardner! Teek Fritzlan, 2, right, shows his new best friend 15-month old Trey Ehart, left, the ropes at the Colorado State Junior High and High School Rodeo at Kiowa on Sunday, April 7. The two youngsters watched many of the state’s most promising teen rodeo stars compete for a chance to go to the national finals in July.
Logan Massaro from Loveland, Colo. takes hangs on tight as he tries to make that eight-second ride during the Colorado State Junior High and High School Rodeo at Kiowa on Sunday, April 7. The two day event attracted more than 130 of the state’s top teen competitors, each hoping to make their way to the national finals in July.
Corey McNellis was a two-time Colorado wrestling champion at Ponderosa. His older brother Chris was the Mustangs' first-ever state champ.