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She was 41st after the second round with a time of 16.714 seconds, down from 17.302 in the first round, and left the competition in 58th place with an average of 34.016 seconds.

The only person to place higher than Wolsey was Tommi-Sue Little from Groundbirch, who placed 50th overall in the barrel racing competition with an average of 33.86 seconds, just ahead of teammate Wolsey. She stayed steady, placing 61st in both the first and second round, scoring a slightly slower time of 16.953 seconds in the second round, compared to her 16.907 in the first.

Little also competed with her ribbon roping partner Dexter Keith of Dawson Creek. The two placed 112th overall with an average of 23.608 seconds, only competing in the first round.

Keith saw further success on his own, placing 73rd in the boys breakaway roping competition, with an average of 5.08 seconds, his time from the first round. He also competed in both rounds of the boys goat tying competition, placing 88th with an average of 47.605 seconds. His first round time of 21.437 seconds kept him in the game, as his second round time of 26.168 seconds dropped him slightly in the rankings.

Keatton Collett, who is from Beaverlodge, Alberta but races on the B.C. team, also competed in both breakaway roping and goat tying. Her best finish came in the girls breakaway roping competition, where her time of 4.903 seconds in the first round earned her 78th place overall.

In girls goat tying, she improved her time by over four seconds from 21.743 in the first round to 17.513 in the second, and her ranking by twenty places from 105th to 85th, to finish in 81st place with an average of 39.256 seconds.

Baldonnel’s Derek Hadland also competed in boys goat tying, improving his time between rounds as well, from 25.179 seconds to 22.561 in the second, gaining him 89th overall with an average of 47.74 seconds.

Rounding out the northern B.C. competitors was Jenna Hiebert from Montney. She place 87th overall in the pole bending competition with an average of 51.61 seconds.

The 2012 National High School Finals Rodeo will take place July 15 to 21 in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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