Skylar Grubb in national high school rodeo

Published 9:34 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

Skylar Grubb, a ninth grade student at Davie County High School, earned a spot on the N.C. High School Rodeo team and is competing in Gillette, Wyo. this week.

Skylar is competing in the pole bending event at the 69th annual National High School Finals Rodeo.

Featuring more than 1,750 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian Provinces and Australia, it is the world’s largest rodeo. Contestants compete for cash prizes, college scholarship and bragging rights.

Contestants in each event must finish in the top 20 in the first two rounds to advance to Saturday’s finals. Winners will be based on the three round times/scores.

The rodeo is being televised nationally as part of the Cinch Highschool Rodeo Tour telecast on RFD-TV. Times are at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Along with the rodeo competition and meeting new friends, contestants will have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, dances, family activities, church services and the trade show.

To follow contestants daily, visit