High School Rodeo Riders Mount Up

Photos of the North Texas High School Rodeo Association.

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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
The North Texas High School Rodeo Association, a non-profit organization, puts together rodeo competitions throughout the school year for students grades 9 through 12.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
Matt Ward, a senior at Watson Learning Center in Saginaw, rests after finishing a run in the bull riding event. The bull ride only lasts seconds, and students are judged on how long they can remain on the bull as it bucks.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
Brody Yeari, a freshman at Brock High School in Brock, TX, clings on as a bull bucks in the rodeo arena. Student bull riders must wear a helmet and a padded vest for protection during the rides.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
Brody Yeari, a freshman at Brock High School in Brock, TX, gears up for his bull ride as his father helps in the arena for the North Texas High School Rodeo Association. Parents are closely involved in all the events the students participate in for the rodeo competitions.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
An approximately 1,200 pound bull charges toward a bull fighter during a rodeo competition for the North Texas High School Rodeo Association. Some of the animals ridden by the students are even used in professional rodeos.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
Pick up men round up a stray bull in the arena for the North Texas High School Rodeo Association. The men are constantly on the arena during a competition, rounding up animals used in an event and ensuring the safety of the students.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
A cow girl rides her horse through the poles for the Pole Bending event at the arena for the North Texas High School Rodeo Association. The non-profit organization is in it's 37th year and puts together rodeo competitions among high school students grades 9 through 12.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
A cowboy loses his hat during the Steer Wrestling event for a competition in the North Texas High School Rodeo Association. The non-profit organization is in it's 37th year and puts together rodeo competitions among high school students grades 9 through 12, who participate at the main arena in Saginaw.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
A cowgirl warms up with her horse in the warm up pen before an event for the North Texas High School Rodeo Association competition. The non-profit organization is in it's 37th year and puts together rodeo competitions among high school students grades 9 through 12, who participate at the main arena in Saginaw.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
A cowgirl prepares to take off with her horse in the Steer Undecorating event, an all-female event that is the female version of steer wrestling. The rider must lean over and remove a ribbon attached to the steers back, all while riding at almost full speed on the horse.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
Chris Chopin, the North Texas High School Rodeo Association president, watches as students compete in various events at the arena. The non-profit organization is in it's 37th year and puts together rodeo competitions among high school students grades 9 through 12, who participate at the main arena in Saginaw.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
A rodeo judge observes a student in an event for the North Texas High School Rodeo Association. The non-profit organization is in it's 37th year and puts together rodeo competitions among high school students grades 9 through 12, who participate at the main arena in Saginaw.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
A cowboy readies himself for a ride during an event for the North Texas High School Rodeo Association. The non-profit organization is in it's 37th year and puts together rodeo competitions among high school students grades 9 through 12, who participate at the main arena in Saginaw.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
Cowboys help remove the rope for a rider in the Calf Roping event for the North Texas High School Rodeo Association. The non-profit organization is in it's 37th year and puts together rodeo competitions among high school students grades 9 through 12, who participate at the main arena in Saginaw.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
A young cowgirl gathers her catch rope for the Breakaway Roping event for the North Texas High School Rodeo Association. The non-profit organization is in it's 37th year and puts together rodeo competitions among high school students grades 9 through 12, who participate at the main arena in Saginaw.
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Alanna Quillen, NBCDFW
Parents watch as high school students compete in rodeo events for the North Texas High School Rodeo Association. Parents are closely involved in all the events the students participate in for the rodeo competitions.
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