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Prep rodeo: State titles on line at UHSRA finals

Published June 3, 2014 4:42 pm

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Heber City • State bragging rights, scholarship money and a chance to compete for a national title will all be on the line when the Utah High Schools Rodeo Association (UHSRA) holds its state finals Wednesday through Saturday.

State champs go on to represent Utah at the National Finals in Rock Springs, Wyo.

After a grueling year of 34 high school rodeo competitions, this four-day event held at the Wasatch County Event Complex will decide the top four national qualifiers in each event— cow cutting to bull riding.

Unlike previous years, the state finals on Saturday will pit the top 15 in each event — giving five more competitors a shot than normal.

"The thing that's amazing is they'll be pulling for each other," UHSRA President Shane Haviland said. "It's an amazing show of sportsmanship and I don't know of anything that's much more family-oriented than high-school rodeo."

The Wasatch County Event Complex is at 415 South Southfield Road (1200 West).

Tickets for the event range from $8 per day for an adult day pass or $35 for the entire week. Tickets for ages 6-10 go from $5 per or $20 for the entire competition. Children 5 and under are free. —

Utah high school rodeo finals

P At Wasatch County Event Complex in Heber City

Wednesday

10 a.m. • 1st performance

7 p.m. • 2nd performance

Thursday

10 a.m. • 3rd performance

1 p.m. • 1st go-round cow cutting

7 p.m. • 4th performance

Friday

10 a.m. • 5th performance

1 p.m. • 2nd go-round cow cutting

7 p.m. • 6th performance

Saturday

1 p.m. • Cow-cutting championship round

6 p.m. • Championship performance