The junior high division of the Nevada State High School Rodeo Association held its state finals over Memorial Day weekend at the Winnemucca Event Center.

A handful of Humboldt County riders are headed to the National High School Finals Rodeo, which takes place July 18-24 at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Matti DeLong, along with partner Jace Harry of Fernley won the state title in ribbon roping with 258 points. 

The duo had three strong performances to win the average in a time of 39.560 seconds. The duo was second in the first go-around at 13.510 and fourth in the second go-around and the short go-around.

DeLong added a second event to her national finals slate, placing third in pole bending. DeLong posted three competitive runs to place third in the average at the state finals with a combined time of 67,564.

DeLong just missed out on a second qualification, placing fifth in barrel racing with 206.50 points. After knocking down a barrel in the first go-around, DeLong won the second go-around with a time of 15.600 and she was second in the short go-around at 15.910. 

That qualified her for the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca from June 30-July 7.

DeLong will also compete in goat tying and girls breakaway in Winnemucca after placing sixth and seventh, respectively in the events. She also will compete in team roping.

Brynn Barto qualified for the national finals in Nebraska in barrel racing with a fourth-place finish with 221 points on the season. 

She was third in the first go-around at the state finals with a time of 16.241. She improved to the runner-up spot in the second go-around at 15.699, her quickest ride of the weekend and she had a time of 16.472 in the short go-around. 

She was second in the average with a time of 48.412.

Barto qualified for the Silver State International Rodeo in breakaway roping with her 13th-place finish in the season standings. She was 18th in goat tying, 22nd in pole bending and 11th in team roping.

Lane Byrd, Logan Marshall, Wyatt Thomas, Kayleigh Marshall and Natalie Mori also qualified for the Silver State International Rodeo.