A local rider has qualified for the world’s largest rodeo.
Brittany Mumbrue, who graduated in May from Weyauwega-Fremont High School, will compete in the pole bending event at the 62nd annual National High School Finals, to be held July 18-24 in Gillette, Wyo., after earning a position on the Wisconsin high school rodeo team.
The rodeo features more than 1,500 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia. In addition to competing for more than $200,000 in prizes, contestants will also vy for more than $350,000 in college scholarships and a chance to be a national champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 after two go-rounds of intense competition before advancing to the final championship performance.
Mumbrue also won the Cinch pole bending championship in June at the Wisconsin High School Rodeo in Richland Center.