Siblings qualify for National High School Rodeo Finals

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Morgan Sparks

Morgan Sparks is a homeschool high school senior through Catfish Bend Academy, Coushatta. She is the daughter of Corey and Marla Sparks of Marthaville. She was chosen to be one of three girls on the 2019 Bloomer trailer breakaway rodeo team. She was also chosen to be on the Smarty young pro team. She qualified and competed in May at the Louisiana High School rodeo finals in barrels, poles, breakaway and team roping. She earned her position on the Louisiana State National High School rodeo team and will be travelling with her fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wy., July 14-20 to compete in the 71st annual National High School Finals Rodeo in the Breakaway competition. This will be her second time to qualify Along with the rodeo competition NHSFR contestants have the opportunity to participate in family oriented activities, contestant dances, church services sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, shopping at the tradeshow and the auction to help the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. Visit NHSRA.com for daily results of competition. Sparks will have a busy summer traveling and competing in Gallup, N.M., at the Best of the Best Rodeo and the International Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla., before Rock Springs. This fall she will attend Northwestern State University.

Ethan Sparks

Ethan Sparks is a homeschool high school senior through Catfish Bend Academy in Coushatta. He is the son of Corey and Marla Sparks of Marthaville. He qualified and competed in May at the Louisiana High School rodeo finals in tie down and team roping. He earned his position on the Louisiana State National High School rodeo team and will be travelling with his fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wy., July 14-20 to compete in the 71st annual National High School Finals Rodeo in the team roping competition. Sparks will have a busy summer traveling and competing in Gutherie, Okla., at the National Little Britches Rodeo and the International Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla., before he heads to Rock Springs. Featuring more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian Provinces, Australia and Mexico, the NHSFR is the world’s largest rodeo. Cowboys and cowgirls will vie for more than $150,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named an NHSFR World Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 based on combined times in the first two rounds to advance to the Saturday final short round. World champions will then be determined based on the three rounds combined times. Saturday championship performances will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch Highschool Rodeo tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcast of each NHSFR performance will air online at www.RidePass.com. Performance times begin at 7 p.m. July 14 and daily competition continues at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. through July 20.

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