National High School Rodeo Finals still a go, Canadian Finals to be determined

Just because there won't be any local rodeos this summer doesn't mean Peace region high school athletes won't get a chance to compete one last time.

The National High School Rodeo Finals, originally set for Lincoln, Nebraska, were postponed on May 29, as the state said it would be unable to play host. However, the finals are back on as of June 5, with the NHSRF now taking place July 17 to 23 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. 

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Travelling during these times may prove difficult, especially in crossing the border, but the High School Rodeo of B.C. Board has gone ahead in choosing its national teams.

Usually, the teams would be decided following the B.C. Senior High School Rodeo Finals, but since those didn't take place, the board has chosen a team, which was voted upon and discussed. The athletes who made the team will be announced when the official decision has been made. 

A decision has yet to be made on the fate of the Canadian High School Rodeo Finals, scheduled for July 31 to August 2 in Merritt, B.C. The Board of Directors are expected to have a decision by Wednesday, June 17. 

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