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Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 1:14 PM

Fallon Team Ranks in World Top Ten at Jr. Finals Rodeo

Fallon Team Ranks in World Top Ten at Jr. Finals Rodeo
Jr. Rodeo team members Stix and Stella Lee with Clayton Hiibel (right). Photo courtesy of Nora Lee.

The Fallon Jr. rodeo team geared up and made their way to Des Moines, Iowa, last week to compete in the National Junior High School Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo (NJHFR), June 23-29. 

Contestants that ranked in the top four at the state finals rodeo earned a spot in the national competition. The Fallon Team qualified in the following: 

  • Bull and Bareback Riding - Rostin Snow  
  • Ribbon Roping - Stella Lee and Stix Lee 
  • Team Roping - Stix Lee and Clayton Hiibel 
  • Breakaway Roping - Stix Lee and Clayton Hiibel 
  • Pole Bending – Stella Lee 
  • Chute Dogging – Stix Lee 

Making an outstanding showing for Fallon, Stix earned an 8th place slot in the world in the Breakaway Roping with an average time of 9.51 seconds. Clayton Hiibel followed not far behind at 10th with a time of 10.6. Stella and Stix ranked 9th in the world in Ribbon Roping.

What outstanding performances by Fallon’s own. Great work getting to nationals! We are so proud of you all! 

Pictured below Clayton Hiibel, Stella Lee, and Stix Lee. In front seat, Nora Lee and Sage Hiibel. Not pictured, Rostin Snow. Photo by Nancy Chapman.