Shay Hough of Gillette won the all-around cowgirl title in her hometown Saturday at the 2017 National High School Rodeo, clearing the competition with 930 points. She was well ahead of Kelly Valdez of La Junta, Colorado, who finished with 792.5.

Hough finished second on average in pole bending and 14th in barrel racing.

Wyoming was also represented at the NHSR by Kasen York of Saratoga, who won the all-around rookie cowboy title. York took 16th in the reined cow horse and 44th in the boys cutting.

The roping team of Big Horn's Wheaton Williams and Casper's Jerren Johnson led the team roping after the first go-round while Casper brothers Carson and Kellan Johnson were second, but neither team registered a time in the second go.

There were only three bull riders that rode on all three head throughout the week. Trey Holston of Fort Scott, Kansas, won the buckle with a 242 on average ahead of Stetson Wright (Milford, Utah), who earned second with a 229 average and Cody Keathley (Sweetwater, Oklahoma), who earned a 220 on average.

Holston and Wright, along with Dalton Kasel (Muleshoe, Texas) and Ross Freeman (Kountze, Texas) all tied with the best score of the rodeo, an 84 in the second go.

Ira Dickinson of Rock Springs finished ninth in steer wrestling. His first go of 11.45 kept him from moving higher up in the standings, but rebounded with a 10.44 in the short go.

Albin's Reata Beck was 23rd in the goat tying standings after two consistent gos. She went 8.35 in the first and 8.18 in the second, and did not make the final go.

Kaycee standout Dylan Sandvick tied for eighth in bareback riding after saving his best ride for last. Sandvick scored a 74 in the short go, the fourth best score of the round, to overcome a 57 he scored in the first go.

Hayden Petsch of Meriden took eighth in saddle bronc after scoring the 12th best score in the second and short go.

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Star-Tribune reporter Brady Oltmans covers high school and college sports.

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