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Gammon Shows True Grit

King Middle School 6th grader Josh Gammon shows off his new belt buckle after qualifying for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo.

Josh Gammon, a 6th grade student at King Middle School has earned a position on the Kentucky National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Des Moines, Iowa, June 22-28 to compete at the 10th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the Team Roping and Goat Tying competitions. 

Featuring roughly 1,000 contestants from 42 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia, the NJHFR is the world’s largest junior high rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $75,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will also be vying for more than $100,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a National Junior High Finals Rodeo National Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20, based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds to advance to Saturday evening’s final round. National champions will then be determined  based on their three-round combined times/scores.

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