Jett Carr, an eighth-grader at Pawhuska Junior High, is heading to Georgia to compete in two events at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo.
Carr qualified for the largest junior high rodeo in tie-down calf roping and ribbon roping. He is the son of Justin Carr, transportation director for the Osage Nation, and Candi Carr.
Carr, Osage, will compete with the Oklahoma rodeo team June 19-25 in Perry, Ga. The rodeo attracts about 1,200 contestants from the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand. In addition to $80,000 in prize money, the teens compete for $200,000 in college scholarships and, of course, the title of world champion.
Live broadcasts of all events will air on www.cowboychannelplus.com at 7 p.m. on June 19 and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. every day thereafter.