Eighth grader TeAnna Green runs the barrels representing the Eureka Junior High Rodeo Club at the state finals in Winnemucca. (Courtesy photo)

Eighth grader TeAnna Green runs the barrels representing the Eureka Junior High Rodeo Club at the state finals in Winnemucca.
(Courtesy photo)

The Eureka junior high rodeo club had four members compete in the junior high state championships in Winnemucca over Memorial weekend. Two eighth graders and two sixth graders competed with kids from around the state in rodeo events such as barrel racing, goat tying and more. The four that traveled to represent Eureka were: Breyanna Miller, Brooke Gines, Chace Green and TeAnna Green.

Sally Slagowski of the rodeo club said that all four members “made great runs” and have set expectations high for next year’s prgram both at the junior high and high school levels.

“We have great talent and hard working kids moving up to our high school team and our two sixth graders are going to be tough competition for the next two years.  I was so happy to be able to attend and see how much they all have improved.  They all really worked hard and it showed,” Slagowski said.

Though the Eureka rodeo club members were unable to take any top honors, local Shay Zeman from White Pine Middle School placed first in ribbon roping, sixth in in barrel racing and seventh in pole bending.