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July 1, 2010

Hauk Qualifies for National High School Finals Rodeo


Ivy Hauk recently qualified for the 62nd Annual National High School Finals Rodeo to be held in Wyoming later this month.

Ivy Hauk, a high school junior at Scotland County R-I High School has earned a position on the Missouri high school rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gillette, Wyoming from July 18th – 24th to compete at the 62nd Annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the barrel racing and pole bending competitions.

Featuring over 1,500 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian Provinces, and Australia, the National High School Finals is the world’s largest rodeo. In addition to competing for over $200,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will also be vying for more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the National High School Rodeo National Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top twenty after two go-rounds of intense competition before advancing to Saturday night’s final championship performance. The NHSFR is scheduled to air to be announced at a later date. Please check www.nhsra.com for possible schedule changes and other times when the 2010 NHSFR telecast will air on RFD-TV. In addition, you can catch all of the NHSFR action live via Horsecity.com on their audio web cast.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NHSFR contestants have the opportunity to represent their team in a volleyball tournament, enjoy nightly contestant dances, participate in a talent contest, compete in an NRA rifle shooting competition, test their skills in a Knowledge Bowl competition, have the chance to shop the ever-popular NHSFR western tradeshow, and visit the historical attractions of the Cowboy State. To follow your local favorites at the NHSFR, visit the NHSFR’s web site daily for complete results at www.nhsra.org. For ticket information, call 307-682-8802; or call 307-682-0552 for general information.

Ivy was recently awarded the Gist Silversmiths “Rookie of the Year” award at the Missouri High School Finals Rodeo held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on June 17, 2010 through June 20, 2010.

Gist Silversmiths of Placerville, California initiated the “NHSRA Rookie of the Year” awards program eight years ago as a way to recognize outstanding first year high school rodeo athletes.

“The NHSRA is very proud to have Gist Silversmiths as a national corporate partner. It is the sponsorship support that the NHSRA receives from its valuable corporate partners that allows it to assist with the development of dedication, leadership, responsibility, and commitment in today’s young people,” explains NHSRA Executive Director Kent Sturman.

“Youth are not only the future of the equine business but also the future of this great country. There isn’t a finer pleasure for Gist Silversmiths than to be able to make this “Rookie of the Year” awards program available,” adds Jennifer Folsom, President of Gist Silversmiths.

For more information on the National High School Rodeo Association or any of the NHSRA’s numerous national sponsor programs, visit their web site at www.nhsra.org. For more information on Gist Silversmiths go to www.gistsilversmiths.com.

Ivy was also named the Cinch Pole Bending Champion at the Missouri High School Finals Rodeo held at Boone County Fairgrounds on June 17, 2010 through June 20, 2010.

In addition to receiving other awards and college scholarships given out at the state level, Ivy Hauk also received a pair of Cinch jeans and a NHSRA state event champion patch on her official competition shirt and a Tod Slone Diamond S Trophy Saddle

For more information on the National High School Rodeo Association or any of the NHSRA’s numerous national sponsor programs, visit their web site at www.nhsra.org. For more information on Cinch visit www.cinchjeans.com.


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