Green River Star -

By David Martin

High school students aim for a national title


David Martin

Chloie Ruetz, an entrant in the National High School Finals Rodeo shooting competition, stretches her neck muscles while practicing with her rifle Monday afternoon.

Champion high school shooters took aim for a national title in Green River this week as part of the National High School Finals Rodeo's events.

While much of the excitement is focused in Rock Springs, Green River is host to the two shooting competitions tied to the week of rodeo action. In total, 247 high school students from throughout the nation will compete in rifle and trap shooting contests by the end of the week.

The path to Green River differs for some of the competitors. Some states require competitors to earn points throughout their rodeo season to compete at a state shooting comp...

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