Decker enters Finals with title in hand
Logan Decker won in three of the final four weekends of the regular season and will enter the North Texas High School Rodeo Association's finals with the championship secured.
The Burleson High School senior holds a 576-point lead in saddle bronc competition, proving to be one of North Texas' elite high school rodeo performers.
"I've tried to work really hard," Decker said. "I wanted to follow in Chad Eubank's footsteps. He's taught me everything I know about riding horses."
Qualified competitors will ride in the finals at 9 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth.
Decker is the Texas FFA reigning saddle bronc champion and has qualified for the state high school finals in the event by winning the season and finals championship in Region 3. He will be awarded a saddle and at least one buckle Sunday.
Several other Burleson youth will appear in the North Texas finals. Jake Lovell finished 11th overall in chute dogging and will appear in the finals after scoring points in four of the final six weekends of the year. Tristian McCallum ranks 12th in bull riding and Desiree Casas ranks 15th in steer undecorating.
Tickets to the finals are available at stockyardsrodeo.com.