Shaye Lynn Jessee (left) and Ciara Jenschke proudly display saddles they won as “Rookie of the Year” and first in Region 6 pole bending, respectively, in the 2012 Texas Junior High Rodeo competition last year. Shaye Lynn went on to national competition this year. Ciara competed at the state level this year.
Several returning junior high students are ranked among the top 15 in their region in Texas in the sport of Junior High Rodeo. Included in the mix is last year’s rookie of the year, Shaye Lynn Jessee of La Vernia, who not only returned to rank first in three events for Region 6, but led the way in the Region 6 All Around. She also qualified for national competition in girls breakaway by ranking first in state. . . .