Ashurst fourth at state rodeo; Coffman qualifies for July’s NHSFR in Nebraska


DOUGLAS – Niobrara County High School student-athlete Miles Ashurst finished fourth in the weekend average at the Wyoming High School Rodeo Association State Finals in Douglas.

Ashurst’s only successful saddle bronc ride came during Friday’s second round with a score of 71. It was good enough for him to win the round and punch his ticket to the Saturday’s championship round.

He was unable to stay on for the full eight seconds on Saturday, but still managed to finish fourth in the weekend average with the 71 points.

The top four from saddle bronc riding automatically qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Lincoln, Nebraska. Ashurst is the first alternate in the saddle bronc division.

Lusk’s Colton Coffman also competed at the state finals over the weekend in bull riding. Despite not scoring any points, Coffman still qualified for the NHSFR in the event, finishing fourth in the final season standings.

The NHSFR is scheduled for July 18-24.

Thursdayís first round

Saddle broncs: No score

Bull riding: No score

Fridayís second round

Saddle broncs: 1. Miles Ashurst 71 points

Bull riding: No score

Saturdayís short go

Saddle broncs: No score

Bull Riding: No score

Weekend average

Saddle broncs: 4. Miles Ashurst 71 points

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