Poplarville student qualifies to compete at world’s largest rodeo

Published 7:00 am Saturday, July 15, 2017

Jasy Lee, a senior at Poplarville High School, will travel to Gillette, Wyoming July 16-22 to compete at the 69th annual National High School Finals Rodeo in the breakaway roping competition.

The Poplarville Hornet will compete for a chance to become the NHSFR World Champion in her respective competition and receive up to $350,000 in college scholarships, according to an NHSFR release.

To become a world champion, contestants mush finish in the top 20 after the second round of competition. There, contestants will advance to Saturday evening’s final round, where world champions will be determined based on their three-round combined times and scores.

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Saturday’s championship round will be televised nationally as part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV, the release states. Live broadcasts can also be accessed through NHSRATV.com. Performance times start July 16 at 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day thereafter, according to the release.