Wacey Trujillo is the 2022 National Junior High School Girls Goat Tying Champion. She is the daughter of Tanner and Lenni Trujillo. Courtesy photo
Wacey Trujillo. left, with her trainer Stacey Martin and all the awards she won at the National Junior HIgh School Rodeo Association Finals in Perry, Georgia. Courtesy photo
Wacey Trujillo of Abiquiu, New Mexico, competed at the National Junior High School Rodeo Association Finals in Perry, GA June 19-25. Trujillo qualified in 3 events (goat tying, breakaway roping, and ribbon roping). At the conclusion of the week long competition Trujillo emerged as the 2022 National Junior High School Girls Goat Tying World Champion, posting not only the top time in each of the first two go-rounds, but also in the Saturday night championship – or ‘short’ – go, clinching her first place in the average out of 150 other goat tyers. Trujillo clocked 7.29 on the last night of competition for a final total of 21.85 (7.67; 6.89; 7.29) on three, winning the overall championship by over 2 seconds.
Additionally, Trujillo and partner Reno Scribner of Edgewood, NM finished 8th in the nation in the ribbon roping competition, allowing Trujillo to finish 3rd in the overall All Around standings for the week.
Other area notables include strong showings from, Trujillo’s little sister Teagan Trujillo who finished in the top 50 in the nation in the girls goat tying, and Stetson Trujillo, a two event qualifier, of Abiquiu, NM ended the week in the top 35 in the boys goat tying. Miguel Martinez of Chama, New Mexico, managed 68 points Monday morning (Performance 2) and ended 27th in the nation. Addie Tixier, of Lindreth, NM, shot her way to 26th in the nation in the light rifle shooting competition.
Wacey Trujillo, Teagan Trujillo and Stetson Trujillo attend Los Alamos Public Schools.
Wacey Trujillo in competition. Courtesy photo
Wacey Trujillo looks determined to tie that goat. Courtesy photo
Wacey Trujillo jumps off her horse during the goat tying event. Courtesy photo