SFJH Student Part of Championship National Rodeo Team

by Rillene Nielsen

What do you think when you hear the words Spanish Fork?  For many in Utah, Spanish Fork means rodeo, which is why it’s no coincidence that youth from Spanish gravitate to and excel in the sport.  Here at SFJH we have our own rodeo celebrity—Jade Rindlisbacher.

Jade recently returned from a huge championship competition where Utah’s Junior High Rodeo Team represented the state against teams from all over the country, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  The team, consisting of thirty-six teens from across the state, took the national title. 

Jade also got to meet the Governor at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the team win.  And take a look at that belt buckle!  Awesome job, Jade.

Jade competes in an event called poll bending.  This reporter didn’t have a clue what was entailed, but Jade was more than happy to fill in the gaps.  “Six polls are placed down the center of the arena and a ride has to weave her horse accurately down through the polls in the fastest time possible,” she explained. 

Congratulations again, Jade.  She’s one more talented student here at SFJH.