Jun 052013

Rory J. Billie Jr., an eighth grade student at Dilcon Community School, has earned a position on the Arizona National Junior High Rodeo Team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gallup, N.M., June 23-29 to compete at the ninth annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the bull riding, goat tying and breakaway competitions.
Featuring more than 1,000 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia, the NJHFR is the world’s largest junior high rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $75,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will also be vying for more than $100,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the National Junior High Finals Rodeo National Champion.
The Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the CinchTown Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of each NJHFR performance will also air online at NHSRATV.com. Performance times are 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. all other days.