North Escambia Cowboys And Cowgirls Place In Alabama State Rodeo Finals

June 16, 2019

Several North Escambia cowboys and cowgirls place in the Alabama state rodeo finals recently.

Four Ernest Ward Middle School students placed as follows as of year-end:

  • Leila Mason finished 9th in pole bending
  • Riley Blackwell Finished 5th in barrel racing; 10th pole bending; and 6th in goat tying
  • Cody Pugh 3rd bareback steer riding
  • Wyatt Jarvis finished 4th in chute dogging; 9th in breakaway roping, 3rd in all around rookie

At the high school level, the following Northview students placed as of year-end:

  • Brianna Pugh finish the year 4th in breakaway; 6th in goat tying; and average champion in goats for the finals.
  • Gracie Brasch finished 3rd in pole bending; and second in the average for pole bending for the finals.

And homeschool student Ashley Henderson of Pensacola: Alabama state champion breakaway roper and second place in the average; state champion barrel racer and finals average winner; 5thin pole bending; and was re-elected for a second term as the AHSRA student president. She also won the coral boots courage and caring award.

Pugh, Brasch and Henderson have qualified for and will be competing in the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming, in their respective events in July.


3 Responses to “North Escambia Cowboys And Cowgirls Place In Alabama State Rodeo Finals”

  1. Pat Johnson on June 16th, 2019 4:28 pm

    Gracie your Grander and Pawpaw are so proud of ever thing you have accomplished.
    Best of Luck and lots of hoping you win in Wyoming. We love you very much! If you would love to help Gracie on her trip would be appreciated.

  2. Nikki Gill on June 16th, 2019 6:19 am

    Way to go Ashley Henderson!

  3. fltom on June 16th, 2019 5:24 am

    It is so refreshing to see these high schoolers getting outdoors and enjoying life. Congratulations to all of you that got involved. Just to compete takes such a commitment and I’m sure all of your parents are so proud.
    What’s even better is that they are not wasting their free time playing video games and wearing out the facebook chat.

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