Makayla Lundy with one of her mounts. Lundy won the overall Cowgirl Championship for the Junior High School Rodeo 2011-12 season and will be on the B.C. Provincial Team competing at the finals in New Mexico

Makayla Lundy with one of her mounts. Lundy won the overall Cowgirl Championship for the Junior High School Rodeo 2011-12 season and will be on the B.C. Provincial Team competing at the finals in New Mexico

B.C. Rodeo Champ sets sights on Nationals

Makayla Lundy, a grade 8 student at Brookswood Senior Secondary, will travel to the Junior Rodeo Finals in Gallup, New Mexico, June 24-30.

A young rodeo competitor from Langley is among the athletes who have been selected to represent the province in the National Junior High School Rodeo Finals this month.

Makayla Lundy, a grade 8 student at Brookswood Senior Secondary, will travel to the finals in Gallup, New Mexico, June 24-30.

Lundy will be competing in the eighth annual finals in the events she qualified for last month at the finals held in Quesnel, May 18-20. Makayla and her two horses won the overall Cowgirl Championship for the 2011-12 season by winning the overall pole bending and goat tying events, as well as fourth in breakaway roping, second in team roping, and sixth in barrel racing.

With this result she has earned a position on the B.C. Rodeo Team, and will be among a thousand contestants from 47 U.S. states, Canadian provinces and Australia at the world’s largest junior high rodeo.

This event offers more than $75,000 in prizes, along with $100,000 in college scholarships, and the chance to be named the National Champion. To achieve this, contestants must finish in the top 20 after two rounds of intense competition before Saturday’s championship finals.

The Saturday finale will be broadcast as part of the Cinch Town Tour series; see the website http://nhsra.org for broadcast schedule, as well as daily results. The event will also be streamed on-line at http://www.ihigh.com/nhsra/