Trace Brown in national high school rodeo finals

Published 10:07 am Thursday, July 14, 2016

Trace Brown has only been competing in rodeo for a few years, but he’s already making a name for himself.

This weekend, he’s headed to Gillette, Wyo. for the National High School Finals Rodeo, competing for the North Carolina team.

The rising senior at Davie High School and son of Tonya Brown of Mocksville and Michael Brown of Ellerbe, he will compete in the bull riding and team roping competitions.

In his short sting at the rodeo and competing in several competitions among athletes of all ages, he has won 22 buckles, two saddles and a horse trailer. He also rides bareback horses.

At the state competition, Brown was first in bull riding and bareback horse riding in the state championships, and fourth in team roping.

He was aided in his rodeo career by Jeremy LeRoy, who helped teach him team roping .

In addition to his rodeo activities, Brown hopes to compete on the shooting team in Davie County next school year.

The high school rodeo championship will be broadcast on RFD TV and online.