ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. -- After a week of competition that featured nearly 1,500 contestants, the 2012 National High School Finals Rodeo National Champions were crowned on Saturday night at the Sweetwater Events Complex.
Texas won the team title with Utah eighth overall.
In Saturday night's short round, West Bountiful's Sage Thcker was 13th in girls cutting to finish 12th overall. Riverside's Timmi Ward was 19th in barrel racing in both the round and average.
The 2012 NHSFR national champions are:
All-around cowboy: Garrett Smith, Rexburg, Idaho; all-around cowgirl: Mia Manzanares, Opelousas, La.; NHSRA queen: Maicie Bullock, Pocatello, Idaho; Bareback riding: Casey Meroshnekoff, Red Bluff, Calif., 224 points on three; Barrel racing: Vanessa Leggett, Kamloops, British Columbia, Can., 52.29.
Breakaway roping: Cady Cooper, Parrish, Fla., 7.7 seconds on three; bull riding: Joseph McConnel, Farmington, N.M., 218 points on three; ggirls cutting: Sadee Smith, Star, Idaho, 666 points on three; boys cutting: Hunter Hightower, Santo, Texas, 660 points on three.
Goat tying: Kelsey Lutjen, Florence, Ariz., 26.82 seconds on three; pole bending: Leia Pluemer, Bosque Farms, N.M., 59.93 seconds on three; saddle bronc riding: Rusty Wright, Milford, Utah, 227 points on three; Steer wrestling: Ricky Rice II, Natural Dam, Ark., 15.77 seconds on three.
Team roping: Morgan McVay, Sparks, Nev., Bradin Porter, Spring Creek, Nev., 21.9 seconds on three; tie-down roping: Drew Cowan, Highmore, S.D., 27.8 seconds on three; all-around rookie cowboy: Marcus Theriot, Poplarville, Miss.; al-around rookie cowgirl: Mia Manzanares, Opelousas, La.