Rodeo Champs


This summer the 2019 National High School Rodeo Finals were held in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  This rodeo, considered to be the world’s largest, features more than 1650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and Mexico. In addition to competing for more than $150,000 in prizes, NHSRF contestants also competed for more than $375,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named NHSFR World Champion.  

Poplarville High School was fortunate to have two young men to do just that- Kason Davis and Bryce Graves.  To earn this title, they had to finish in the top 20 for their event– based on their times/scores from the first two rounds– to advance to the final round.  World champions are determined based on their three-round combined times/scores. Kason and Bryce won the first round, were 2nd in the 2nd round, won the final performance, and ultimately won their entire event. 

As the 2019 World Champion Team Ropers, these two young men each won over $2000 in scholarships, prize money, a hand-tooled Tod Slone saddle, a World Champion buckle, and a myriad of other prizes.  Poplarville School District would like to congratulate Kason Davis and Bryce Graves on their amazing accomplishments.