Well, the moment we were all waiting for has come and gone. Ever since my initial interview with the Gillette News Record the NHSFR has dominated the conversation. The week long rodeo, billed as the largest in the world with over 1,600 contestants, comes through Gillette twice every six years. Kids from more than 40 states compete over seven days, in events ranging from roughstock riding to rifle and trap shooting. There's even a rodeo queen pageant. The News Record puts out a whole separate 14-page rodeo paper that's entirely dedicated to rodeo coverage for every day that week. I think I worked more than 75 hours that week, and worked two weeks straight. Luckily that stretch ended on my birthday which was a nice way to cap it all off.
Here are some of my favorite images from the week, as always thanks for looking.
Thanks again for looking, Special thanks to Ed Glazar (check out his rodeo take here,) Chris Detrick and Ashley Detrick for all help and the hard work they put in over the rodeo, as well as everyone at the Cam-plex, NHSRA, and the News Record. Check out all our 2016 National High School Finals Rodeo coverage free online at http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/sports/nhsfr/