The White Pine High School Rodeo Team performed very well at the High School Rodeo State Finals, taking six Silver State International Rodeo (SSIR) qualifiers, six National Finals Rodeo qualifiers, and five state champion titles.
Junior High results: Maggie Wines, 7th in Barrels, 14th in goat tying, 10th in pole bending, 8th in the rifle shoot.
Jessie Leyba, 1st in the rifle shoot, returning and still state champion
High School results; Shay Zeeman-Heckethorn finished 30th over all in barrels.
Jaice Robinson got 9th in barrels in the first go round and 9th in poles on the second go round.
Jamie Wines finished 14th in goats, and is a SSIR qualifier.
Mason Bostic took 5th in the Trap shoot, and is a SSIR qualifier.
Paul Sonerholm took 4th in the second go round, 2nd in the short go, and ended up 3rd over all in the state in Saddle Bronc. He is also a National Finals qualifier.
Tyler Whipple finished 5th in the rifle shoot, qualifying for SSIR. He also is the returning state champion trap shooter, retaining his title again this year. He shot 99 out of 100 and is a National Finals qualifier.
Sadie Leyba, a returning state champion in the rifle shoot, retained her title. She also became the state champion barrel racer, and national finals qualifier in two events.
Catherine Odgers got an 11th in pole bending in the 1st go round, a 4.91 in break away. She is the Nevada High School reigning Rodeo Queen, and the 2016-2017 Nevada High School Rodeo Queen. She will be representing Nevada at the National Finals Rodeo while competing for The National High School Rodeo Association Queen.
The White Pine Jr. High, High School Rodeo Team would like to thank the White Pine High School for recognizing rodeo as a sport and allowing the members to letter in rodeo. The team would also like to thank the community for all their support this year and the years before.