Florida's Ava Grayce Sanders was going about her business back at her horse stall like she normally does.
Seven days of the country's best high schoolers competing on rodeo's biggest stage concluded Saturday night at Lancaster Event Center. Photos …
Though Pokorny chose rodeo over football, the two have gone hand-in-hand for the 6-foot-3 running back, who is about to enter his senior season.
The National High School Rodeo Finals continued Friday in Lincoln.
The action continued Thursday in the National High School Finals Rodeo at Lancaster Event Center. Photos by the Journal Star's Francis Gardler
Beating the heat and grabbing a bite to eat. Here's what caught Luke Mullin's eye during day five of the NHSFR.
This is Olson’s third appearance in reined cow horse at the national finals, and he qualified for the final short round in both his previous finals.
"She grew up watching her aunt as an ambassador for the Western way of life, and now she gets to participate in it," one participant's grandmother said. "It's good for the mind, and it's good physical activity."
Lancaster Event Center was the sight of Day 4 of the National High School Finals Rodeo. Journal Star photos by Francis Gardler
The camp stewards serve as "a catch-all," one said, working as greeters, ice salesmen and a concierge service. But when they turn in for the night, alert only to knocks on the door, horseplay sometimes ensues.
Lancaster Event Center was the sight of Day 3 of the National High School Finals Rodeo. Journal Star photos by Justin Wan
Beyond the rodeo events happening this week, contestants and locals can shop unique Western goods at the Rodeo & Horse Expo at Lancaster Event Center.
National High School Finals Rodeo competitors and their families gathered at the Railyard for a welcome event Saturday night, which featured country music, a roping competition, food trucks and drinks.
Olivia Davison and Emily Bomann live about as far apart as you can get in the United States. Both are competing at the National High School Finals Rodeo.
A line of trucks, campers and horse trailers snaked through the Lancaster Event Center grounds Thursday morning and overflowed onto Holdrege Street as rodeo competitors arrived in Lincoln.
The rodeo was supposed to arrive in Lincoln a year ago, but the coronavirus pandemic nixed that. So the wait for the rodeo extended 12 months.
Event center employees and volunteers rolled up their sleeves and got to work Saturday, repairing and replacing broken stalls and other temporary structures that had been set up in preparation for the National High School Finals Rodeo.
There are 175 volunteer shifts needed to check in RVs, sell tickets, take tickets at the gates and help with parking during the event, July 18-24, at the Lancaster Event Center.
Many people traveling to the rodeo live too far away to bring their own RVs and renting RVs set up at the fairgrounds is a convenient option for contestant families, a news release said.
The retailer is coming to Gateway Mall, while the hotels will open on Innovation Campus and downtown.
Owner Dave Hall, who says the Trans Am is his favorite car to work on, has built events such as the annual Bandit Run not only to benefit his business and for the entertainment of participants but also to draw visitors to Lincoln.
MatMaCorp, a Lincoln biotech company that's been focused on animal health, developed a portable COVID-19 testing system last spring and got emergency use authorization from the FDA in January to start commercial use.
Lincoln’s inability to host wasn’t enough to deter the rodeo from going forward, as competitors from around the country descended upon the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
On a calendar void of the Red-White Spring Game, the Lincoln Marathon and the blue jackets of the annual state FFA convention, the loss of the…
Event Center Managing Director Amy Dickerson said Thursday they were examining what Gov. Pete Ricketts' decision to allow rodeos nearly everywhere in the state next month would mean for the coveted national event.