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Gering’s Taydon Gorsuch and Yoder’s Haiden Thompson got off to strong starts at Gillette.

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Gillette, Wyo. (KNEP) – Two local athletes are currently in the top five after a round at the National High School Finals Rodeo at Gillette.

Gering’s Taydon Gorsuch thanks to a 4.2 run Monday at Steer Wrestling currently second overall in the first round of the event. He will return to action on Friday for his second round.

Yoder native Haiden Thompson also has a strong start at Gillette. Defending national champion Goat Tying is looking solid again as she clocked a 7.06 run on her first lap on Tuesday. This total currently places her first in the general classification of the tour. She will return to action on Thursday for round two.

Thompson also competes in Breakaway, Reined Cow Horse and Team Roping. She would finish with an 8th place finish in both Reined Cow Horse and Breakaway to currently sit in the top 25 for the opening rounds.

Harrison’s Leif Meidell, thanks to a third-place finish on Monday, is currently 17th in the first round for Saddle Bronc.

Scottsbluff’s Tate Talkington, behind a sixth-place finish on Tuesday, is currently 28th in the opening round for Reined Cow Horse. He will return for his second round on Wednesday morning.

First-round action ends Wednesday morning. With round number two running through Saturday at Gillette.

Results of the first local round

Haiden Thompson (Yoder) 1st overall (Performance of 7.06) / 2nd round scheduled for Thursday (July 21)

Ashlyn Henderson (Hyannis) 31st overall (8.59 performance) / 2nd round scheduled for Thursday (July 21)

Steer Wrestling (Go Round #1)

Coy Johnston (Stapleton) 1st overall (4.14 performance)

Taydon Gorsuch (Gering) 2nd overall (Performance of 4.2) / Round 2 scheduled for Friday (July 22)

Wyatt Reichenberg (Harrisburg) 47th overall (9.81 performance) / 2nd round scheduled for Thursday (July 21)

Saddle Bronc (Go Round #1)

Thayne Elshere (Hereford, SD) 1st overall (82 performances)

Leif Meidell (Harrison) 17th overall (66 performances) / 2nd round scheduled for Friday (July 22)

Roady Marsh (Wyoming-Minatare) NT / 2nd Go Round scheduled for Friday, July 22

Monte Bailey (Hyannis) NT / 2nd Go Round scheduled for Friday (July 22)

Reined Cow Horse (Go Round #1)

Will Jones (Allerton, IA) 1st overall (298 performances)

Haiden Thompson (Yoder) 23rd overall (288.5 performances) / 2nd round scheduled for Thursday (July 21)

Tate Talkington (Scottsbluff) 28th overall (286.5 performances) / 2nd round scheduled for Wednesday (July 20)

Girls Cup (Round #1)

Ryley Wilson (British Columbia, Canada) 1st overall (147 performances)

Riley Farris (Madisonville, TX) 1st overall (147 performances)

Baliegh Lane (Huntley) 78th overall (124 performances) / 2nd round scheduled for Friday (July 22)

Roping Breakaway (Go Round #1)

Kaydence Tindall (Felda, FLA) 1st overall (performance 2.05)

Haiden Thompson (Yoder) 23rd overall (3.34 performance) / 2nd round scheduled for Saturday (July 23)

Tie the rope (do trick #1)

Cole Clemons (Okeechobee, FLA) 1st overall (8.29 performance)

Cord Herring (Yoder) NT / 2nd Go Round scheduled for Friday, July 22

Team Rope (Go Round #1)

Kavis Drake (Canada) / Colter Dunn (Canada) 1st overall (performance 5.85)

Sid Petersen (Torrington) / Kyler Clark (Yoder) NT / 2nd Go Round scheduled for Saturday (July 23)

Haiden Thompson (Yoder) / Jace Mayfield (Wyoming) NT / 2nd Go Round scheduled for Friday (July 22)

Cord Herring (Yoder) / Jade Espenscheid (Wyoming) Wednesday Show

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