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High School Rodeo Finals Kicks Off

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The cream of the crop rises to the top at the high school rodeo finals in Kalispell.

Competition kicks off Tuesday and runs through Sunday. They have almost 500 entries, bringing well over 200 cowboys and cowgirls into Kalispell from around the state.

This is the first time in about three decades Kalispell has hosted the finals, and they're contracted to host again next year.

The Convention and Visitor Bureau is expecting about 4,000 people to come out and watch.

"I grew up in Rock Springs, Wyoming so it's in my blood, it's in my nature to be part of events like this. I've rodeo-ed as a kid," explained Rob Brisendine with the Kalispell Convention and Visitor Bureau.

The first place finishers can go on to the national high school finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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