Stockdale cowboy advances to nationals
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Wells Mitchell of Stockdale gives it his all during a state competition. Wells, the Texas boys breakaway reserve champion, will compete in Des Moines, Iowa, in late June.
Wells Mitchell, a seventh-grade student at Stockdale Junior High School, has earned a position on the Texas National Junior High Rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday through Saturday, June 22-28, to compete at the 10th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo in the boys breakaway competition.
The son of DJ and Shanna Mitchell, Wells competed in four events at state -- boys breakaway roping, team roping, ribbon roping, and boys goat tying.
Wells was named the reserve champion in boys breakaway roping at state competition in Gonzales in late May.
Featuring roughly 1,000 contestants from 42 states, five Canadian provinces, and Australia, the National Junior High Finals Rodeo is the world’s largest junior high rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $75,000 in prizes, the contestants will also be vying for more than $100,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a national champion.