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Grey Wells qualifies to compete at world’s largest rodeo

Grey Wells of Seminole County has earned a position on the Alabama National High School Rodeo Team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Lincoln, Nebraska July 18-24 to compete in the 73rd annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the Team Roping competition.

Grey is son of Christy and Pat Wells of Iron City and he has been rodeoing since he was eight years old. 

He practices for his events daily and spends most of his free time helping his dad work cattle and loves to bass fish. 

 He is a recent high school graduate and has been employed with L & W Cattle Company.

Featuring more than 1,650 contestants from 44 states, five Canadian Provinces, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand, the NHSFR is the world ‘s largest rodeo.  In addition to competing for more than $150,000.00 in prizes and over $200,000.00 in added money, NHSFR contestants will also be competing for more than $375,000.00 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the NHSFR World Champion.  To earn this contestants must finish in the top 20 – based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds – to advance to Saturday evening’s final round.  World champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores.

Again, this year, the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV.  LIVE broadcasts of each NHSFR performance will air online at  Performance times begin7 p.m. on July 18 and competition continues daily  at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. through.July 24. Make sure to catch the action.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NHSFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by Golden Spur Ministries, and shopping at the NHSFR tradeshow.

To follow your favorites at the NHSFR, visit for daily competition results.

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