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Colton Stuva lands spot on Iowa National High School Rodeo Team

Colton Stuva

DENVER — Colton Stuva, a 2020 graduate of Nodaway Valley High School, has earned a position on the Iowa National High School Rodeo Team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Lincoln, Nebraska July 19-25 to compete in the 72nd annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the team roping, trap shooting and boys cutting competitions.

Featuring more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia and Mexico, the NHSFR is the world’s largest rodeo. In additon to competing for more than $150,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will also be competing for more than $375,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named an NHSFR world champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 — based on their combined times and 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 Sunday 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 begin at 7 p.m. July 19 and competition continues between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily through July 25.

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 provided by Golden Spur Ministries and shopping at the NHSFR tradeshow.

To follow your local favorites at the NHSFR, visit daily for complete results. For ticket information, visit

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