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Stoll sits seventh through early stages of NHSFR competition

Jul 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Pavillion's Teal Stoll is in seventh place in pole bending at the National High School Finals Rodeo at Rock Springs.

Stoll was clocked with a time of 20.628 Tuesday to put herself in the running for a national title.

Cheyenne Epps of Magnolia, Texas, is in the top spot in pole bending at 20.217. Pinedale's Amber Robinson stands 10th in a time of 20.78.

Riverton's Shelby Eckley is 21st overall in girls cutting after scoring 212 points in her first performance.

Coralee Spratt of Shoshoni finished third in the fifth performance on Tuesday night in goat tying in a time of 9.83. The time didn't place her in the top 25 overall. In the combined team standings, Wyoming is seventh overall with 1,215 points. Texas has the lead at 2,420 points. California is second at 1,590 points and Idaho is third at 1,555.

The NHSFR field is made up of the top cowboys and cowgirls from each state. The rodeo started on Sunday with one performance in Rock Springs, then had two separate rodeos Monday and two more on Tuesday. The first round finished Wednesday morning. The second round begins Wednesday night. All the cowboys and cowgirls will perform twice. The second performance ends on Saturday morning. The finals are slated for Saturday night. The finals are for the top 20 cowgirls and cowboys in each event.

Results from National High School Finals Rodeo

First round leaders and top Wyoming placers

Breakaway roping -- 1. Cady Cooper, Parrish, Fla., 2.03.

Girls cutting -- 1. Whitney Hall, Comanche, Okla., 223; 21. Shelby Eckley, Riverton, 212.

Tie-down -- 1. Ryan Rule, Blue Ridge, Texas, 8.49.

Saddle bronc -- 1. Rusty Wright, Utah, 82.

Pole bending -- 1. Cheyenne Epps, Magnolia, Texas, 20.217; 7. Teal Stoll, Pavillion, 20.628; 10. Amber Robinson, Pinedale, 20.78.

Steer wrestling -- 1. Ricky Rice II, Natural Dam, Ark., 5.33; 3. Cutter DeHart, Laramie, 5.43.

Goat tying -- Ariaana Assine, Oracle, Ariz., 8.22; 10. Emily Faber, Rozet, 9.41.

Team roping -- 1. Dylan Gordon, Comanche, Okla./Gage Williams, Foster, Okla., 5.07.

Bareback riding -- 1. Casey Meroshnekoff, Red Bluff, Calif., 78; 29. Justin Kissack, Gillette, 52.

Bull riding -- 1. Colt Cleavinger, Canyon, Texas, 81; 5. Bryce Burnell, Arvada, 71.

Barrel racing -- 1. Teigan Adams, Castle Dale, Utah, 17.435; 2. Cassidy Kruse, Gillette, 17.534.

Boys cutting -- 1. Wilder Jones, King Hill, Idaho, 224; 5. Chett Whitman, Big Piney, 219.

All-around cowboy -- 1. T.J. McCauley, Redmond, Ore., 270.

All-around cowgirl -- 1. Makayla Boots, St. Anthony, Idaho, 340.

All-around cowboy -- 1. Marcus Therioit, Poplaryville, Miss., 170; 9. Chett Whitman, Big Piney, 150.

All-around cowgirl -- 1. Missy Allen, Model, Colo., 110.

State standings -- 1. Texas, 2,420; 2. California, 1,590; 3. Idaho 1,555; 4. Utah, 1,314; 5. Mississippi, 1,305.

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