Denver (January 2009)- The National High School Rodeo Association- Wrangler Division (NHSRA-WD, the oldest and largest youth rodeo organization in North America, has named Catelyn Felts, a 7th grader at Mason Jr. High as a co-captain of the prestigious Wrangler All-Star Rodeo Team for the Wrangler Division. Felts was selected to the team by a vote of fellow Wrangler Division (WD) Wrangler All-Star Rodeo team members.
The NHSRA-WD and Wrangler created the Wrangler All-Star Rodeo Team in 1998 to recognize over 1,200 high school student athletes across the United States and Canada for their leadership qualities, academic performance and athletic achievements. The WD Wrangler All-Star Rodeo Team is fashioned after the prestigious Wrangler Champion Pro Rodeo Team, which includes rodeo superstars like Trevor Brazile, Joe Beaver, Dan Mortensen, Dustin Elliott, Kelly Kaminski, Will Lowe, and Hall-of-Famer, the late Jim Shoulders. Similar to their professional counterparts, members of the WD Wrangler All-Star Rodeo team wear official Wrangler competition apparel competition jeans. Of this group, a select few have been chosen as co-captains to serve in a team leadership capacity.
"We are extremely proud to have this fine group of young athletes lead the Wrangler Division Wrangler All-Star Rodeo team," Said Jeff Chadwick, Wrangler Director of Special Events. "Their impressive accomplishments will no doubt serve them well as representatives of the sport of rodeo in the coming year."
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The Nation High School Rodeo Association-Wrangler Division is the world's largest rodeo organization with over 10,000 members in 41 states, five Canadian Provinces and Australia. The NHSRA originated 60 years ago to promote education, North America's great western heritage, and the sport of rodeo. For more information on the NHSRA-WD visit their official web site at http://nhsrawranglerdivision.org or call 1-800-46-NHSRA.