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Local youth rodeo competitor to compete in Vegas

November 27, 2019 - 00:00
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  • Local youth rodeo competitor to compete in Vegas

Jakelyn Primrose, age 15, of Eagle Lake, daughter of Jody and Michelle Primrose, granddaughter of Joe Mike and Diane Spanihel of Eagle Lake and Ronnie and Debbie Primrose of Weesatche, will be one of 432 contestants from 31 different states including Hawaii and three provinces in Canada competing Dec. 5-8 at the Mike and Sherrylynn Johnson Vegas Tuffest Jr. World Championship which is held the first weekend of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV.

“We held 34 qualifiers across the United States and Canada to give our rodeo youth an equal chance to make it to Vegas and the opportunity to win that $10,000 bonus check in the Hot Round,” said Sherrylynn Johnson, the event’s organizer and four time qualifier for the National Finals Rodeo.

Mike also noted that the total payout is to exceed $650,000 in cash and awards this year. “Winners will take home saddles, rope cans, buckles, World Champion rings, and plenty of swag from our A-list group of sponsors like 5 Star, Alamo Elite, Redmond Equine, Cowgirl Tuff, Total Feed, Spalding Fly Predators, Wrangler, Bex and Smart Pak.”

The event will also be live webcasted with the link posted at

Jakelyn would also like to thank her sponsors that make it possible for her to do what she loves: Good JuJu Life-J.J. Jeffers, Nutrena Feeds-Sharon Choney and Joe Compte, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery-Bobbie Gough and Shorty Koger, Texas Equine Dentistry-David Warren, DVM and Vincek’s Smokehouse-Lois Vincek.