Josey Howard, National High School Rodeo Assn. competitor
Photo credit: Jaelyn Sleeman
– “Yelm’s Josey Howard Finishes 15th at National High School Rodeo Championships”
“A western-style rodeo competition, cutting sees a rider and horse work as team to demonstrate their ability to manage cattle during a 2 1/2 minute performance.
“[Josey] Howard, who will be a sophomore at Yelm High School this fall, and Taylor Hansen, who will be a junior at Tenino High School, finished in the top 15 in the cutting horse division at the 2018 National High School Rodeo Association National Finals.
“Held in Rock Springs, Wyoming, July 15-21, Hansen finished 13th in the nation in girls’ cutting, while Howard, one of only three freshmen among the nearly 100 participants to compete in the event, finished 15th overall, making Washington one of only four states to have multiple placers in the top 15,” by Grant Clark, in Thurston Talk.