Northern New Mexico competitors in the New Mexico High School Rodeo Association state finals in Lovington over Memorial Day Weekend are, from left, Addison Tixier, Rosalie Martinez, Wacey Trujillo, Teagan Trujillo, Monte Faulkner, Reed Trujillo, Bayler Faulkner, Miguel Martinez, Keelin Faulkner and Stetson Trujillo. Photo by Ronda Trujillo
Stetson Trujillo and Wacey Trujillo of Los Alamos with their State Championship Goat Tying buckles. Photo by Ronda Trujillo
BY SAGE FAULKNER
State Junior and High School Rodeo finals were held May 26-30 in Lovington, NM. Youth from across the state showed up to compete for the year-end honor of being a rodeo champion. More than $70,000 in prizes were earned, along with the designation of each event’s top four contestants moving on to represent New Mexico at the national finals.
New Mexico High School Rodeo Association State Finals Results
Los Alamos High School, 12th grade, daughter of Gilbert & Berna Martinez: 7th pole bending,13th barrels, breakaway roping contestant
Escalante Mid/High School, 11th grade, daughter of Shane and Sage Faulker: 6th barrels
Escalante Mid/High School, 10th grade, son of Shane and Sage Faulkner: State Champion saddle bronc rider, national qualifier
Escalante Mid/High School, 11th grade, daughter of Shane and Sage Faulkner: breakaway contestant
New Mexico Junior High School Rodeo Association State Finals Results
Coronado Middle School, daughter of Trey and Hollie Tixier:3rd light rifle, national qualifier, 8th Ribbon Roping, 11th girls goat tying
Los Alamos Online Learning Academy, 8th grade, daughter of Tanner and Lenni Trujillo: State Champion Girls Breakaway, national qualifier, State Champion Girls Goat Tying, national qualifier, State Champion ribbon roping, national qualifier, Reserve Champion All Around Cowgirl, 7th team Roping.
Aspen Elementary, 6th grade, daughter of Tanner and Lenni Trujillo: 3rd girls goat tying, national qualifier, 17th breakaway, Ribbon Roping contestant
Los Alamos Middle School, 8th grade, son of Cody and Ronda Trujillo: State Champion boys goat tying, national qualifier, 4th Chute Dogging, national Qualifier, 5th light rifle, 7th Team roping, 9th Calf Roping
Pinon Elementary, 6th grade, son of Cody and Ronda Trujillo: 6th boys goat tying, 13th chute dogging, light rifle contestant
Miguel Jesus Martinez
Chama Middle School, son of Daniel and Tara Martinez: Reserve Champion bull rider, national qualifier
Congratulations to all the contestants and good luck as you go on to National Finals.
Miguel Martinez with his Reserve Grand Champion Bull Riding buckle next to the Rodeo Queen. Photo by Tara Martinez
Wacey Trujillo of Los Alamos competes in the New Mexico High School Rodeo Association Rodeo in Lovington. Photo by Ronda Trujillo
Los Alamos Middle School student Stetson Trujillo competes in the goat tying event. Photo by Ronda Trujillo
Monte Faulkner competes in the Saddle Bronc event. Courtesy photo