Young cowboys and cowgirls compete in NEBRASKAland Days Junior Rodeo

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Young cowboys and cowgirls put their rodeo abilities to the test Sunday morning during the NEBRASKAland Days Junior Rodeo.

The rodeo started at 9 a.m. and was held at the Wild West Arena in North Platte. There were 130 youngsters competing in a variety of competitions including breakaway, poles and goats.

The kids were split up in to three age groups. The first group was comprised of children ages three to six, group two consisted of kids ages seven to 10 and the third group of competitors were ages 11 to 14. Arena Director, Bill Brown, said kids come from all over the state to compete.

One parent is very proud of her daughter, but said watching her compete can be intense.

"It makes me very nervous," Allison Davis said. "I think it makes her dad very nervous (too) and we always hope for the best. Sometimes when she is doing the events, I can't breathe until she gets done."

Brown wanted to thank all of the volunteers. He said it would be impossible to put on the rodeo without them.