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High School Rodeo

Malad's own Karsen Thornock at the high school rodeo last weekend.

District 9 High School Rodeo had its opening weekend of Fall rodeo, September 8 and 9 at the Oneida County Fairgrounds.  Over the two day event, the Malad rodeo team competed against other rodeo participants from around south eastern Idaho, northern Utah and south eastern Wyoming.  Throughout the course of the fall rodeo season, the contestants accumulate points earned by placing in the top ten for each rodeo.  

Competing from Oneida County in District 9 for the fall season are Karsen Thornock (barrel racing and pole bending), Bella Smith (barrel racing, breakaway roping, and pole bending), Easton Wrigley (barrel racing, goat tying, and pole bending), Cooper Branch (team roping), Branson Parker (team roping), Ruger Smith (steer wrestling, calf roping, and team roping), Rusty Foy (bull riding), and Alex Marshall (steer wrestling and team roping)

Saturday‚Äôs rodeo also included Jr High Rodeo contestants.  Competing from Oneida County in the Jr High division are Oak Smith (goat tying, chute dogging, tie down and team roping), Krey Keetch (boys breakaway roping, goat tying, and team roping), Bronson Smith (steer bareback riding, goat tying, bull riding, chute dogging, saddle bronc, team roping and tie down), Payton Johnson (goat tying, barrel racing and pole bending), and Steelee Smith (barrel racing, pole bending, girls breakaway, team roping, and goat tying).

Both High School and Jr High rodeo contestants will next compete in Preston beginning on Friday, September 15.

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