Arledge corrals national title
Arledge, a 14-year old ninth grader from Milano lassoed the goat tying national championship at the Junior High Finals Rodeo at Red Rock Arena.
Arledge had qualified for the national championships in three events: ribbon roping, chute dogging and goat tying.
Arledge was hot off taking all-around honors at the Texas Junior High Finals Rodeo in Gonzales, where he took first in ribbon roping, third in goat tying and fourth in chute dogging.
He was also entered in tiedown roping.
While winning the goat tying title with a 30.71 average, Alredge was fifth in the all-around standings after also placing 41st in the chute dogging.