Woodward, Okla. —
Taylor Munsell, 16, of Woodward will be competing in barrel racing, goat tying, breakaway roping and team roping. "I began in rodeo as soon as I could walk. I competed mostly in stick horse events and goat underrating," she said.
She plans to go to OSU but she said she might go somewhere else first on a rodeo scholarship.
Bailey Rae Poer,16, of Woodward but formerly of Gruver, Texas will be one of the few young women who is slated to compete in the team roping event, an event usually dominated by young men. "There are a few of us girls but there are not as many girls as there are guys," she said.
Poer began her rodeo career at the tender age of 2. "I ran barrels and did goat undecorating and all those junior events." She plans to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
Kassidi Patterson,16, of Woodward is in the Oklahoma High School Rodeo Queen contest, barrel racing and the pole bending competition. She began her rodeo career when she was 3, competing in barrels, poles and goat tying. She plans on attending college and is still open to any university where she can continue her rodeo career and her academic focus.
Kelsy Price,15, of Fargo will be turning 16 on June 9th during the finals. Price is going to compete in the Miss Oklahoma High School Rodeo Queen Contest and in
barrel racing. "I started rodeo when I 7-years-old. I did barrels poles and goat tying and I also did those events in the Harper County Round Up Club, Woodward Round Up Club and the Northwestern Oklahoma Junior Rodeo. Association," she said.
She wants to attend either Northwestern University at Alva or Oklahoma State University where she can be involved with FFA.
Logan Hunter of Woodward and Bailey Yauk of Buffalo are also competing in the rodeo this year.
Also competing in the rodeo this year are Logan Hunter of Woodward and Bailey Yauk of Buffalo. The News was unable to reach Hunter or Yauk for additional information.