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Trio of cowboys headed to nationals

July 11, 2014

Firth High School graduate Layton Wasia rides a bull during the Idaho State High School Rodeo Finals in Pocatello last month. Wasia is one of three Bingham County cowboys to be competing at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo. this week.

FIRTH — Firth High School graduate Layton Wasia has had quite the year.
He won the state wrestling championship in February after going undefeated, he then followed that up with a solid rodeo season leading District 4 as the all-around cowboy.
His success on the back of bulls during the spring earned Wasia a spot at the National High School Finals Rodeo that begins Sunday in Rock Springs, Wyo.
Wasia will compete in the bull riding event this week and is one of three Bingham County cowboys who will be making the short drive east to Rock Springs.
Joining Wasia are fellow bull rider River Stephenson from Snake River and Shelley's Zayle Davis who will participate in cow cutting.
The 66th annual NHSFR features over 1,500 contestants from 42 states, five Canadian Provinces and Australia.
Contestants will be competing for more than $200,00o in prizes and over $350,000 in college scholarships.
Rodeo action kicks off on Sunday and runs through July 19 in Rock Springs.

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