Shea Grogan and her horse Dusty
Courtesy of Shea Grogan

A Fort Collins Girl has earned a position on the Colorado National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Lebanon, Tennessee, June 18-24 to compete at the 13th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo.  Shea Grogan is competing in Small Bore Rifle Shooting, Girls Goat Tying, and Ribbon Roping with partner Kody Logan from Yampa, CO. The top 4 finishers at the Colorado State Finals qualify for the National Finals.

The NJHFR is the World's largest junior high rodeo. It features 1,000 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, and Australia. Contestants will be competing for $80,000 in prizes, $200,000 in college scholarships, and the chance to be named National Junior High Finals Rodeo World Champion.

Watch the NJHFR

The Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of each NJHFR performance will also air online at Performance times are June 18 at 7 pm and 9 am and 7 pm each day thereafter.

About Shea

Shea just finished 8th grade at Boltz Middle School in Fort Collins and will attend Poudre High School in the fall and will participate in the Agriculture Program. She is the daughter of Chuck and Jennifer Penfold Grogan.

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