RODEO: Trigg girls ride their way to rodeo glory
by Justin McGill, General Manager -- jmcgill@cadizrecord.com
Jul 11, 2012 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Jessica (left) and Kayce Stewart ride at the Trigg County Recreation Complex in preparation for the Naitonal High School Finals Rodeo this week in Rock Springs, Wyo. Jessica was the valedictorian of the 2012 Trigg County High School senior class, and Kayce is entering her sophomore year at TCHS.</i>
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Jessica (left) and Kayce Stewart ride at the Trigg County Recreation Complex in preparation for the Naitonal High School Finals Rodeo this week in Rock Springs, Wyo. Jessica was the valedictorian of the 2012 Trigg County High School senior class, and Kayce is entering her sophomore year at TCHS.

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Megan Mitchell, a Trigg County eighth-grader, placed 38th in pole bending, 105th in barrels and 68th in ribbon roping at the 8th Annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo held June 24-30 in Gallup, N.M. Mitchell, who competed as part of the Kentucky State National Junior High rodeo team, competed against riders from United States, Canada and Australia. Megan finished first in the 2011-12 Kentucky Junior High division in pole bending, barrels and ribbon roping.</i>
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Megan Mitchell, a Trigg County eighth-grader, placed 38th in pole bending, 105th in barrels and 68th in ribbon roping at the 8th Annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo held June 24-30 in Gallup, N.M. Mitchell, who competed as part of the Kentucky State National Junior High rodeo team, competed against riders from United States, Canada and Australia. Megan finished first in the 2011-12 Kentucky Junior High division in pole bending, barrels and ribbon roping.

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A trio of Trigg County girls are representing the area well through their love of and proficiency in rodeo competition.

Megan Mitchell, an eighth-grader at Trigg County Middle School, completed the 2011-12 Kentucky Junior High rodeo season in first place in pole bending, barrels and ribbon roping. She was chosen to compete with the state team at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo held June 24-30 in Gallup, N.M., where she finished 38th in pole bending, 68th in ribbon roping and 105th in barrels. Competition at that event included riders from the United States, Canada and Australia.

While Mitchell was in New Mexico, Jessica and Kayce Stewart were preparing to compete in the National High School Finals Rodeo, set for July 15-21 in Rock Springs, Wyo.

Mitchell traveled to New Mexico with her uncle and aunt, Greg and Melissa Mitchell, and several other family members.

After the 2011-12 season ended June 9 at Murray State University, Jessica was named All-Around-Cowgirl after earning the most points throughout the season.

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