Battle Mountain Rodeo Club taking part in national finals

Battle Mountain Rodeo Club taking part in national finals

Battle Mountain Rodeo Club taking part in national finals

The long high school rodeo season comes to an end in the next week, with the 69th Annual National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo.

As it has been in the past, the Battle Mountain High School Rodeo Club will be well represented in the event that started Sunday evening.

Riata Goemmer is competing in girls cutting and recorded a 14th-place finish in the Sunday performance with 139 points. Her second go-around will be on Saturday morning.

Her sister, Dally Goemmer, is taking part in pole bending. She made her first run on Monday evening, but results were not available at press time Hert second run will take place Friday morning.

Kaylee Filippini is competing in two events. Her first performance of girls cutting was Monday evening and results were not available at press time. She will make her second run on Friday morning.

Filippini is also taking part in reined cow horse. Her first performance was Tuesday morning and she goes again on Wednesday night.

There are also a handful of Humboldt County participants as well.

Chris Gleason, a 2017 graduate of Lowry High School, is the Nevada state champion in bull riding. He will look for a good finish at the national finals. His first performance was Monday night and he finishes on Friday morning.

Gleason has signed a letter of intent to rodeo for Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas, where he will pursue his welding and pipe fitting degrees.

Bailey Reynolds, the state champion in rifle shooting, competed on Tuesday. Reynolds is a sophomore at Lowry.

Julianne Montero placed fourth in the season-long goat tying standings and will make her runs on Wednesday morning and Wednesday afternoon.

Steven Bosch notched a second-place finish in the bareback standings and will try his luck in Wyoming. His performances were set for Tuesday night and Thursday morning. He will also compete in trap shooting on Thursday.

Quint Bell was second in the Nevada steer wrestling standings and will be in action on Tuesday morning and Thursday night.

Marie Curtis placed third in the Nevada rifle standings and shot on Tuesday.

The rodeo begins Sunday evening and concludes on Saturday, July 22. For daily results, visit

The championship performance will be televised as part of the Cinch Highschool Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV.

Live broadcasts of each performance will also air online at Performance times are 6 p.m. on July 16, and 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day thereafter.

The NHSFR is the “World’s Largest Rodeo,” featuring approximately 1,750 contestants from across the United States, Canada and Australia. Athletes vie for national titles, assorted prizes and their share of thousands of dollars in college scholarships.

Action at the event is non-stop, with rodeo performances being conducted twice each day.

The top 20 contestants in each event then advance to a final round of competition to determine who will walk away with the coveted championship buckles.

Boys events at the NHSFR include bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping and cutting.

Girls events include breakaway roping, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, cutting, team roping and the NHSRA queen contest. Boys and girls compete together in team roping, but are separate in all other events.

The association sanctions over 1,100 rodeos each year. The NHSRA is governed by a national Board of Directors, which consists of one member from each state or province.

Each year, the NHSRA produces the two elite youth rodeo events in the world — the National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) and the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR).