This weekend, teen cowboys and cowgirls are trucking from Langley to Wyoming, where they'll be in the company of the top high school rodeo stars on the continent.
Jessie Morriss, Brooke McFarland, Thomas Van Dokkumburg, Logan Wharry, and Taylor Wharry are all heading south of the border for the 2012 National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
The rodeo event runs July 15-22.
Morriss will compete in breakaway roping, goat tying, rifle shoot, and trap shoot.
McFarland, a graduate of D.W. Poppy Secondary, is entered in steer wrestling, tie down roping, rifle shooting, and trap shooting.
Van Dokkumburg is in the rifle and trap shooting events.
Logan Wharry will compete in steer wrestling, tie down roping, and team roping.
Taylor Wharry is in the team roping competition.
All qualified through their performances on the B.C. High School Rodeo Association circuit, which runs from September to June.
They made it to the B.C. finals by finishing in the top 12 in each of their events' point standings.
Top four results at the B.C. finals June 9 in Williams Lake was their tickets to the national event in Wyoming.
And by finishing in the top five in their events at the B.C. finals, two members of the local group also qualified for the Canadian High School Rodeo Finals being held in Virden, Man., Aug. 2-5.
Team BC members from Langley include Morriss in breakaway roping and goat tying and McFarland in tie down roping and team roping (along with Scott Day), and steer wrestling.
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