Fri. May 24th, 2024

Clovis teen earns tie-down roping title

Kyan Wilhite, 17, earned the world championship title in tie-down roping at the 75th National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming on Saturday.

After a week-long calf roping event, Wilhite secured an aggregate score of 27.24 seconds.

Tie-down rope or calf roping is a timed rodeo competition in which a rider must lasso a calf from horseback. Once the lasso is secured around the calf’s neck, the rider must dismount from the horse, lift the calf and turn it on its side so the contestant can tie three of the calf’s legs together with a short length of rope (Will News, Peter Stark, 7.25.23).

For his prize, Wilhite was awarded $2,000 in college scholarships, a new saddle, boots, and a year-supply of nutritional horse supplements.

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