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Jeffery Zdziarski rides in the Sheridan High School rodeo over Memorial Day in Sheridan. (Brad Estes/The Sheridan Press)Jeffery Zdziarski rides in the Sheridan High School rodeo over Memorial Day in Sheridan. (Brad Estes/The Sheridan Press)

Two Sheridan County cowboys register good rides to start HSNFR

SHERIDAN — Jeffrey Zdziarski  and Bryce Burnell are each sitting in third place in their respective events at the High School National Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs.

Zdziarksi registered a 72-point bareback ride Monday night at the Sweetwater Events Complex, behind a top score of 76 last night. Of the 16 registered scores from the first round, there were only three of more than 70. Wyatt Denny also rode a 72, and Wyatt Gewinner had a 73.

State bareback title winner Justin Kissack of Gillette had a 49 Tuesday morning. Zdziarski, a Sheridan High School incoming senior, finished second in standings this year to qualify for the national finals.

Burnell in Sheridan over Memorial Day. (Brad Estes/The Sheridan Press)

Burnell in Sheridan over Memorial Day. (Brad Estes/The Sheridan Press)

On Tuesday morning, Wyoming state bull riding champion Bryce Burnell of Arvada had a 76-point ride. His was second-best out of the fourth performance, behind a 78 from Dallas Rohrig of Rifle, Colo. Burnell is third overall, behind the 78 and a 79 from this morning.

Action continues throughout the week, with 13 performances in all, culminating Saturday night.

Follow the rodeo at the HSNFR website.

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