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THSRA – State Finals Qualifiers
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 • Posted April 6, 2011

The Texas High School Rodeo Association is a 501-C non-profit organization which is the largest, most prestigious state high school rodeo association in the nation. When you get involved with THSRA, you are supporting family values, dedicated young people and scholarships.

THSRA sponsors over 125 rodeos per year throughout ten regions across Texas. The rodeo year begins in August and concludes with the Texas High School Finals Rodeo in June. It is here, at the largest rodeo in the state of Texas, where "The Elite Compete" featuring the top cowboys and cowgirls from each Region. They compete for numerous awards and scholarships as well as the coveted honor of representing the State of Texas at the National High School Finals Rodeo held each July.

Students must maintain certain academic standards throughout the school year in order to be eligible to compete and the UIL rules are closely followed. Three local youth have qualified for the 2011 Texas High School Rodeo Association State Finals rodeo to be held in Abilene, Texas June 12-18.

In Region II, Lydia Bierschwale was Champion Barrel Racer, 6th in breakaway roping and 9th in pole bending. Lydia is the daughter of Tommy and Megan Bierschwale and is a freshman at Mason High School. Shelby Squires was 4th in barrel racing. Shelby is the daughter of Brad and Kenna Squires and is a senior at Mason High School. In Region III, Catelyn Felts was 3rd in breakaway roping. Catelyn is the daughter of Rusty and Cathy Felts and is a freshman at Mason High School.

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