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Natrona County

Four Natrona County seniors assembled in the school’s library on Wednesday afternoon for the signing ceremony that celebrated their individual steps to the collegiate levels.

Carson Johnson, Alex Braunsroth, Brendon Gustafson and Sierra Forsyth all signed their letters of intent to participate in college athletics. Johnson will join the Casper College rodeo team, Braunsroth will join the Eastern Wyoming College rodeo team, and both Gustafson and Forsyth will compete in track and field at Chadron State College.

Gustafson comes off a second-place finish in shot put during the indoor track season and placed among the top eight in both shot put and discus at last year’s outdoor track and field state championships. Forsyth, who will also throw at Chadron State, comes off a disappointing foul-out at the indoor track championships this season. She has not competed at the state outdoor track championships yet.

Johnson joins the Casper College rodeo team where his father, Jhett, is the coach. Johnson will compete in team roping, an event in which he won the state championship last year while heeling for Kal Fuller of Bozeman, Montana. Carson’s older brother, Kellan, who competes for Gillette College, and Casper College’s Trey Yates won the team roping championship at the 2018 College National Finals Rodeo last June.

Braunsroth will compete in barrel racing at Eastern Wyoming, which qualified one barrel racer to the 2018 CNFR.

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High School Sports Reporter

Brady Oltmans reports on high school and local sports. He joined the Star-Tribune in July 2016 after covering prep sports and college soccer in Nebraska. He also contributes to University of Wyoming sports coverage. He and his dog live in Casper.

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