Broken Bow's Miller wins all-around title after close calls

Miller winds up his rope during a practice session in calf roping. (July 2, 2018) (KHGI)

Broken Bow's Chase Miller following the age–old adage, good things come to those who wait. Miller finishing in the top 3 of the standings for the all–around best cowboy his first three years in high school. With one year of eligibility left, Chase topping Sutherlands Colton Storer to win the all–around buckle.

Miller aided by two top 4 finishes in steer wrestling and cutting at the State Rodeo Championships in Hastings. He'll compete in both events in Wyoming when the National High School Rodeo Finals begins. He's also an alternate in calf roping. Winning the all–around title was much sweeter considering how close he had come in years past.

"I was pretty excited," said Miller. " I knew I was sitting at the top pretty much all season but in the back of my mind I was a little worried because the second place kid caught up. I was pretty excited when I found out I had won it. It felt like the hard work really paid off. You weren't just practicing for the fun of it. You really had to work at it to get the accomplishment done."

Miller is just the second Broken Bow native to win all–around honors. The National Rodeo Finals running from July 15–21 in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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