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|Fletcher participates in New Mexico team roping competition|
Canon Fletcher, a Crowville School eighth grader, has earned his third spot on the Louisiana Wrangler Junior High Rodeo team and will be in a national competition in New Mexico later this month.
Fletcher has participated in the national rodeo since he was in the sixth grade and has earned a reputation for his roping ability. He will be a contestant in the Fifth Annual Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo in team roping.
He has also qualified for the US Team Roping Championship National Finals in Oklahoma City in October.
The junior competition features more than 1,000 contestants from 47 states, Canadian provinces and Australia and is billed as the world's largest junior rodeo. Championship performances are scheduled for television broadcast as part of the, "20X Rodeo High" series.
Canon is the winner of several buckles and saddles in earlier competitions and has been a featured roper at various regional agricultural shows. He and his uncle, Mike Fletcher, recently won first place at a competition at Monk's Arena in Wills Point, Texas.
In addition to more than $75,000 in prizes, contestants in the junior rodeo will be vying for more than $50,000 in college scholarships as well as a national title.
With rodeo competition, WJHFR contestants will enjoy nightly contestant dances, family-oriented activities sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and visits to nearby historical attractions in New Mexico and Arizona.
The competition is scheduled June 28 through July 4.