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Local Competitor Earns Entry to 'Big Show' of Junior Rodeo


December 1, 2017


Reece Andersen will be competing in the Jr. National Finals Rodeo, competing in Barrel Racing, Dec. 12-16.

Reece Stanley is a typical freshman girl of 14 at Sidney High School, if all 14-year-old girls spend their time training for rodeo events.

Stanley is just days away from entering the Jr National Finals Rodeo (JrNFR). It is an achievement that is the result of several achievements leading up to the December event. She qualified in barrel racing in April in Loveland, Colorado. The top four of the event are invited to the JrNFR in Las Vegas, Nevada. In June she competed in Lebenon, Tenn.

"She runs on the 12th, 14th and 16th (of December)," her grandmother Lezlee Andersen said.

The event will...

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