MC Cowboys heading for National Rodeo

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Mark Matzkiw, a recent graduate and Adam Matzkiw, an 11th grade student of Forrest High School in Chapel Hill, have earned a position on the Tennessee State High School rodeo team, after finishing second in the State Finals competition recently in Memphis.

They will travel to Springfield, Illinois July 24-30 to compete at the 58th Annual National High Schools Rodeo (NHSFR) in the team-roping competition.

Featuring over 1,500 contestants from 40 states, five Canadian Provinces and Australia, the National High School Finals is the world's largest rodeo.

In addition to competing for over $175,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will also be vying for more than $325,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the National High School Rodeo National Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 after two go-rounds of intense competition before advancing to Sunday's final championship performance.

The NHSFR is scheduled to air on Horst TV. Check for local listings and times. You can also catch all of the NHSFR action live via on their audio web cast.