Wallace qualifies to compete at world’s largest junior high rodeo
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Wallace Hudson, pictured here roping a calf at the Texas State Finals, has earned the opportunity to compete at the 5th Annual Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo this summer in Gallup, N.M.
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Hudson Wallace, an eighth-grade student at Skidmore-Tynan Junior High School, has earned a position on the Texas State Wrangler Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with teammates to Gallup, N.M., from June 28 through July 4, to compete at the fifth annual Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo (WJHFR) in the tie-down calf roping competition.

He is the son of Trey and Roberta Wallace of George West and Kristen and Clyde Evons of Katy. He is the grandson of Rip and Donna Wallace of George West, Lisa and J.D. Tindol of Beeville and Ron and Debbie Coldeway of New Braunfels.

The Wrangler Junior High Finals is the world’s largest junior high rodeo, featuring more than 1,000 contestants from 47 states, Canadian provinces and Australia. In addition to competing for more than $75,000 in prizes, WJHFR contestants will also be vying for more than $50,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the Wranger Junior High Finals Rodeo National Champion.

To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 after two rounds of intense competition before advancing to Saturday’s final championship performance. Again, this year the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as part of the “20X Rodeo High” telecast series. Please check online at for the broadcast schedule.

Along with rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, WJHFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy nightly dances, family-oriented activities sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, and the chance to shop the WJHFR western trade show, as well as visit the historical attractions of New Mexico and nearby Arizona.

To follow contestants at the WJHFR, visit the Wrangler Division’s Web site daily for complete results at For ticket information and reservations, call 1-800-590-1302.

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