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PCHS student will compete in rodeo at NRV Fairgrounds

DUBLIN — Meet Tony Viers, a local participant in the upcoming Virginia High School Rodeo Association State Finals Rodeo to be held at the New River Valley Fairgrounds in Dublin.
Viers, a senior at Pulaski County High School, has been involved with the VHSRA for the past nine years, first with the Virginia Junior Rodeo Association, before advancing to the high school rodeo level.
Viers, who now serves as student president of the VHSRA, said that since he grew up around horses and had shown quarter horses, he thought that getting into the rodeo scene might be something he would enjoy.
So, Viers went to several rodeos and watched the events and called upon a few local rodeo participants to help him get started, and the rest is history.
Last year, it seemed that Viers’ years of hard work paid off, as he qualified to participate in the National High School Finals Rodeo, which was held in Springfield, Ill.
Viers, who said that calf-roping and steer wrestling are his events of choice, hopes to qualify for the NHSFR again this year.
He noted that Nationals would be held in Farmington, N.M., this year.
As for why he continues to stay involved with the VHSRA year after year, Viers said that he likes how the events give him an opportunity to travel, both within Virginia and in other states.
He added that he has made many new friends along the way, and that the people involved with the VHSRA create a fun atmosphere and have become much like an extended family to him.
Viers, who is the son of Pierce and Jennifer Viers of Pulaski, may be seen in action this weekend at the VHSRA State Finals Rodeo, which will begin on Friday, May 30, at 6 p.m. and run through Sunday.
Saturday’s event for junior participants will begin at 1 p.m., and at 7 p.m. for the high school level.
Sunday’s events will begin at 10 a.m..
Ticket prices are $5 for adults and children 6 and under get in free.
For more information about the VHSRA, contact Jennifer Viers, state secretary, at (540) 980-2719.

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PCHS student will compete in rodeo at NRV Fairgrounds

DUBLIN — Meet Tony Viers, a local participant in the upcoming Virginia High School Rodeo Association State Finals Rodeo to be held at the New River Valley Fairgrounds in Dublin.
Viers, a senior at Pulaski County High School, has been involved with the VHSRA for the past nine years, first with the Virginia Junior Rodeo Association, before advancing to the high school rodeo level.
Viers, who now serves as student president of the VHSRA, said that since he grew up around horses and had shown quarter horses, he thought that getting into the rodeo scene might be something he would enjoy.
So, Viers went to several rodeos and watched the events and called upon a few local rodeo participants to help him get started, and the rest is history.
Last year, it seemed that Viers’ years of hard work paid off, as he qualified to participate in the National High School Finals Rodeo, which was held in Springfield, Ill.
Viers, who said that calf-roping and steer wrestling are his events of choice, hopes to qualify for the NHSFR again this year.
He noted that Nationals would be held in Farmington, N.M., this year.
As for why he continues to stay involved with the VHSRA year after year, Viers said that he likes how the events give him an opportunity to travel, both within Virginia and in other states.
He added that he has made many new friends along the way, and that the people involved with the VHSRA create a fun atmosphere and have become much like an extended family to him.
Viers, who is the son of Pierce and Jennifer Viers of Pulaski, may be seen in action this weekend at the VHSRA State Finals Rodeo, which will begin on Friday, May 30, at 6 p.m. and run through Sunday.
Saturday’s event for junior participants will begin at 1 p.m., and at 7 p.m. for the high school level.
Sunday’s events will begin at 10 a.m..
Ticket prices are $5 for adults and children 6 and under get in free.
For more information about the VHSRA, contact Jennifer Viers, state secretary, at (540) 980-2719.

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