BROKEN BOW — Junior High Rodeo state finals were held May 16 and 17 at Custer County Fairgrounds in Broken Bow.
Cale Buss, son of Jim and Sharlene Buss of Atkinson, was named state champion in shooting sports and Horse of the Year winner.
Named as the state champion in calf roping was Layne Wallinger, son of Jay and Emily Wallinger of Stuart.
Winning the state champion ribbon roping competition was Wallinger and Kirsten Koenig, daughter of John and Brenda Koenig of Ewing.
All three youth are headed to the national finals from June 23-29 in Huron, SD.