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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Local student qualifies to compete at the world’s largest jr. high rodeo

Local student qualifies to compete at the world’s largest jr. high rodeo

Justin John Plaisance has earned his spot to represent Louisiana at the National Jr. High Finals Rodeo in Lebanon, TN.

Justin has obtained one of the four highest scores in Breakaway Roping in the Louisiana Jr. High Rodeo Association. He and his team will compete in Lebanon in mid-June. He has finished this season with the third place buckle, jackpot money and the Rookie of the Year breakaway buckle.

Justin has been actively competing in rodeos and horse shows since the age of five. In Justin’s rodeo career, he has won three saddles and 36 buckles. He and his family travel all over Louisiana participating in Jackpot rodeos and numerous rodeo associations including AYRA, New Wave Rodeo, Five D Rodeo and Lafourche Roper’s Club Rodeos. He has won five All Around Cowboy titles.

Justin is the 12-year-old son of John and Julie Plaisance of Cut Off and will be a seventh-grader at Virtual Academy of Lafourche.

Again this year, the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of each NJHFR performance will also air online at Performance times are 7 p.m. on June 18 and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day thereafter.