Sister, brother qualify to compete at rodeo

Published 4:31 pm Monday, July 8, 2019

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Aurora Jensen and her brother, Thor Jensen, have earned positions on the Virginia National High School rodeo team, and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyoming. This will be for the 71st annual National High School Finals Rodeo, which takes place July 14-20.

Aurora, a rising senior at Windsor High School and the Governor’s School for Science and Technology,  will be in the barrel racing and breakaway roping competition.

Thor, 13, is a rising eighth grader at Georgie Tyler Middle School. He qualified for chute dogging.

They are the children of Navy Commander Shane Jensen and Laline Jensen.

Featuring more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, the Canadian Provinces, Australia and Mexico, the NHSFR considers itself the world’s largest radio.

In addition to competing for more than $150,000 in prizes, the contestants will also aim for more than $375,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be names an NHSFR World Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 — which is based on their combine times and scores in the first two rounds — to advance to Saturday evening’s final round. World champions will then be determined base on their three-round combined times and scores.

This will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of each NHSRF performance will be shown online at Performance times begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, and competition continues daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. through Saturday, July 20.

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