Clarinda's Williams to compete on Iowa National High School Rodeo Team
Jett Williams, Clarinda, who just finished his sophomore year of high school has earned a position on the Iowa National High School Rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gillete, Wyoming July 17-23 to compete at the 74th Annual National High School Rodeo Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc Riding, and the Light Rifle Shooting competitions. Williams participated in the 10 event rodeo series put on by the Iowa High School Rodeo Association, finishing the year the weekend of June 10th. At the state finals Jett Williams finished strong by making the short go in all 5 of his events (ending in the top ten in each of them) and won average reserve champion saddle bronc rider and team roper for the weekend. Overall for his Sophomore year he ended up 3rd Saddle Bronc, 3rd in Steer Wrestling, and 3rd in Light Rifle, 9th in Team Roping with his Partner Jackson Hudnut, 9th in Calf Roping, and 6th in Bull Riding putting him third in the All Around. On to Nationals in Gillette, Wyoming (Top four go) Williams will now be a part of Team Iowa as he prepares for the 74th Annual National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming, July 17-23. Competitors will come from 44 states, five Canadian Provinces, Australia, Mexico, and New Zealand to compete for a World Title. You can follow Williams progress during the National High School Finals Rodeo by watching at home for a fee at www.ridepass.com or follow the results at www.nhsra.com with performances at 9am and 7pm everyday. The short go will be broadcasted nationally on RFD-TV on Saturday, July 23. Jett will be up in Saddle Bronc : Mon PM and Fri AM, Steer Wrestling : Tue AM and Thu PM, and Light Rifle Shoot is Tuesday afternoon.
Jett also was voted on the 2021-2022 Cinch Team. A member of this team is accomplished in the arena, on the shooting range, and has been selected to the team of notable contestants. Being a member of Team Cinch is an accomplishment that sets them apart and puts them in a very elite group of athletes. Cinch has very distinguished endorsees such as Tuff Hedeman, Joe Beaver, Caleb Smidt, Luke Branquinho, Jade Corkill, Wade Sundell, Zeke Thurston and Jake Vold. These individuals carry forward the “Lead, Don’t Follow” attitude and are expected to represent our brand in a respectable, professional manner. The Cinch Team members are recognized throughout the industry as leaders because of how they carry themselves inside and out of the arena. As professional Bareback Rider and Cinch Team athlete JR Vezain stated in his NHSFR address – “Whatever you want to be good at, it all begins with a thought. Always strive to be your best. When you run into troubles, trials, or struggles, find the little things to be thankful for. Who and what you put in your life and surround yourself with, will help you get through it and most of all, you have to believe.”
Williams has also just got word he was selected as one of the top ten finalists in the Future Stars of Rodeo contest. Boot Barn Invites High School Rodeo State Finals Winners to Be Featured in Future Stars of Rodeo Campaign which celebrates the hard work and talent of student athletes. Five young men and five young women were selected based on their nominations and placement at their state rodeo finals. Each selected student will receive a $250 Boot Barn gift card and be featured in Boot Barn's print and outdoor billboard advertising during the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming. All 10 Future Stars of Rodeo will be featured on www.bootbarn.com/FutureStarsVoting where fans, friends and family can vote for their favorite competitor from July 17th through July 25th. The female and male with the most votes will each win four tickets to NFR in Las Vegas in December, shared hotel accommodations for their family for two nights and a $1,200 transportation allowance. Jett and his family would like to thank everyone who supports him.