Brayden Kunz, who recently finished seventh grade at Conway Springs Middle School, has earned a position on the Kansas state National Junior High Rodeo team.
Kunz will be traveling with fellow teammates to Huron, S.D. June 24-30 to compete at the 14th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the calf tie-down event.
Featuring roughly 1,000 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia and Mexico, the NJHFR is the world’s largest junior high rodeo.
In addition to competing for more than $80,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will also vie for more than $200,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a National Junior High Finals Rodeo World Champion.
Saturday championship performances will be televised nationally on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of all NJHFR performances will air on www.RidePass.com. Performance times are 7 p.m. on June 24 and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day thereafter.
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