Jenkins ready for third go-round at state finals

Milano’s Arledge siblings entered in five events

Andrew Jenkins will compete in bareback riding at state after winning the Region 10 title. Andrew Jenkins will compete in bareback riding at state after winning the Region 10 title. While Andrew Jenkins has already graduated, he will represent Rockdale High School just one more time.

The recent RHS grad earned his third trip to the Texas High School State Finals Rodeo in Abilene.

Jenkins captured the Region 10 championship in bareback riding to punch his ticket to the finals.

Jenkins will be joined by the Milano brother and sister team of Tyson and Tera Arledge.

Tyson Arledge is also making his third consecutive appearance at the THSSFR. He just missed out on a trip to the National Finals Rodeo last year after finishing fifth in calf roping. He also competed in team roping.

Arledge, 17, who won all-around cowboy honors at the state meet in junor high, will again take on bareback riding and team roping at this year’s finals.

His roping partner will be Brad Loeffler of Alice.

Arledge easily won the tie down in Region 6 competition with an 86 score, 25 more than his nearest competitor.

He was 18th in team roping.

Arledge’s sister Tera, 15, is making a mark in her first trip, competing in three different events: barrel racing, breakaway roping and goat tying.

At regionals, Tera Arledge was second in breakaway roping, eighth in barrel racing and fifth in goat tying.

Jenkins, who did not complete a ride at last year’s finals, will ride on Tuesday morning, June 11 and then Wednesday night, June 12.

state finals rodeo

Who—Rockdale’s Andrew Jenkins
and Milano’s Tyson Arledge and
Tera Arledge.
What—The 67th Texas High
School State Finals Rodeo.
Where—Expo Center, Abilene
When—June 7 thru June 15.
Events—Jenkins (bareback); Tera
Arledge (barrell racing, breakaway
roping, goat tying); Tyson Arledge
(calf roping, team roping).

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