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York Rookie of the Year

Valley native takes National High School Rodeo Association first-year honor


The National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) finals were held in Gillette July 16-22. Wyoming boys' team placed sixth and the girls' team seventh. Wyoming also got bragging rights when Valley native, Kasen York, won Cowboy Rookie of the Year with 306 points. To give perspective, the second place winner, Tom Crouse from Missouri, had 170 points.

There were 1,400 high school contestants from 44 states and two Canadian provinces competing.

York, whose family resides at the Silver Spur Ranch, said he was a little nervous about going to his first national finals, but he was also excited....

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