Erda cowboys Dawson Stewart and Braydin Evans competed at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming, last week, with Evans bringing home a sixth-place finish in the All-Around Cowboy standings.
Evans ranked 12th in the tie-down roping average, recording a total time of 44.86 seconds. He struggled in his first run, recording a time of 13.19 seconds that had him 42nd in the standings, but he rebounded with a time of 9.13 in his second run — good for fourth in the second go-round. That earned him a spot in the final performance, where he ranked 12th with a time of 22.54.
Evans and his teammate, Wyatt Murray of Neola, finished 37th in team roping. They were unsuccessful in their first run, but their second run resulted in a time of 6.1 seconds and a fourth-place finish in the second go-round.
Stewart posted a time of 20.06 seconds in his first steer wrestling run, while his second run was unsuccessful and didn’t result in a time. That left him 110th in the final standings.
Stewart had more success in the cutting arena, where he finished 44th of 72 competitors with 271 points. He was 34th after the first go-round with 140 points, and recorded 131 points (54th) in his second effort, which left him outside of the top 20 competitors who advanced to the short go.