Matt Nelson of Colman, at left, and Jace Christiansen of Flandreau, right, competed at the State High School Rodeo Association Finals in Belle Fourche over the past week.
Nelson finished eighth in the Team Roping event with his teammate Dalton Fischer of Centerville. Nelson also competed in the Tiedown events where he qualified for Nationals in the Short Go.
Christiansen and his Team Roping partner, Kayla Hemmingson of Clark, finished in 55th. He also finished first in the first go and third in the short go of the Tiedown events, finishing in sixth overall. Christiansen also competed in Steer Wrestling, finishing in sixth place.
Nelson will compete at Nationals, July 14th-20th, in Rock Springs, Wyoming.