Day one of High School Rodeo State Championships wrap up

Number one ranked Sage Miller takes day one in the event with a score of 62. (KHGI)

The Nebraska High School Rodeo Finals are underway at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings, a three day event to see who can make it to the big stage at nationals.

Gillette, Wyo. The final stop for those trying to win the best belt buckle in prep rodeo.

Getting into Bareback Riding first, Gauge McBride the defending champ out of Kearney scoring a 63 in his eight seconds without the saddle - it's good for the top performance in the first go. Bareback Riding continues tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.

Moving onto Saddle Bronc, it's Sage Miller showing us why he's ranked number one in the event standings, gets a 62 to win day one. We'll see him again Friday for the second go.

Switching gears to Bull Riding, Ben Wood coming in as the fifth seed surprised many tonight as he went on to win the first performance wit a ride of 77. Putting himself in place for a shot at nationals.

Finally in tie down roping, Grant Turek out of St. Paul, determined to defend his title from 2017 pulled off a stellar performance roping his calf in only 10.38 seconds. He sits first heading into day two for the event which starts off 10:00 a.m tomorrow.

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