Rohrig falls short in bull-riding final |

Rohrig falls short in bull-riding final

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Dallas Rohrig of Rifle fell short in his persuit of a national bull riding championship on Saturday night, recording a no score on his third and final ride at the National High School Finals Rodeo and fourth nationally in the event.

Rohrig, who came into the final round of the week-long rodeo second in bull-riding average with 154 points on two rides, failed to go the full eight seconds on his ride Saturday night. He lost grip not long into the ride.

The senior-to-be at Rifle High School was trailing Jess Lockwood, who just finished his freshman year in high school in Volborg, Mont. But Lockwood, who came into the round just two points ahead of Rohrig in the average at 156, also failed to go the full eight seconds.

Tracy Rohrig, Dallas’ mother, said Saturday night that the bull Dallas drew had been ridden in the National Finals Rodeo and PBR circuits, but had never been ridden at the high school level.

Winning the national championship was Bryce Burnell of Arvada, Wyo., whose score of 82 points Saturday night game him a three-ride total of 225. Jacob Spencer of Blanco, N.M., who was the only other cowboy in the rodeo other than Burnell to cover all three rides, managed a 77 Saturday night to come away with a 194. Lockwood finished third, followed by Rohrig.

It was the first time Rohrig had been to the high school finals rodeo.

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