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Jones headed for college National Finals Rodeo

Posted: Friday, Jun 7th, 2013

Monte Vista's Blair Jones will compete in the College National Finals Rodeo in June. Courtesy photo

MONTE VISTA—Blair Jones, a 2009 graduate of Monte Vista High School, has earned a position on the Central Plains Rodeo team and will be headed to Casper, Wyo. for the College National Finals Rodeo.

The nation’s best college cowboys and cowgirls from eleven different regions will enter into the CNFR arena this June. The 65th annual event will begin on June 9 and run through June 15.

National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association students will compete in Casper in an effort to win national titles in saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping and goat tying. The top three students in each event and top two men and women’s teams from the NIRA’s 11 regions qualify for the CNFR in Casper.

Jones earned a spot at the CNFR by placing second in the Central Plains region in Steer Wrestling.

Please visit the NIRA’s website at www.collegerodeo.com for more information on the NIRA and the CNFR.

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