Recent Tate Grad Wins State High School Rodeo Barrel Racing Title

June 7, 2024

Recent Tate High School graduate Lexi Nelson recently won the Alabama High School State Rodeo Championship in barrel racing.

She competed in monthly rodeos all over Alabama and Northwest Florida since August before winning the title.

Lexi was awarded a state champion saddle and buckle and will compete for the national championship this July in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

She was also awarded a scholarship from Bar F Ranch and another from the National High School Merit Association.

She graduated from Tate in May with a 4.0415 GPA . She plans to attend UWF in fall to become an occupational therapist and work with special needs children.

Lexi, and other rodeo participants from Northwest Florida, compete in the Alabama High School State Rodeo Association because the Florida rodeos are all held in South Florida.

She is no stranger to winning titles and crows — she won five crowns during her time at Tate, every possible crown the school has. Her junior year she was crowned prom princess and Tate rodeo queen. Her senior year she won homecoming queen, Miss Tate, and prom queen.

Lexi is daughter of Edwin and Lisa Nelson and granddaughter of Tom and Joyce Harrell and Joe and Marie Nelson. and submitted photos, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Recent Tate Grad Wins State High School Rodeo Barrel Racing Title”

  1. Susie on June 8th, 2024 10:42 am

    Beautiful girl! Bless her every step of the way!

  2. Jlb on June 7th, 2024 3:57 pm

    Congratulations. She’s a beautiful person. She will go far in life.

  3. JTV on June 7th, 2024 12:32 pm

    Congratulations young lady, this is how one wins crowns and buckles. A true Aggie.

  4. Lou on June 7th, 2024 8:33 am

    Congratulations Lexi! Your hard work and determination shines…just like you.

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