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Local student wins Louisiana All-Around State Championship

Local student wins Louisiana All-Around State Championship


Justin John Plaisance, an 8th grade student at Virtual Academy of Lafourche, has earned a position on the Louisiana National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Huron, South Dakota, June 23rd through June 29th to compete at the 15th Annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR).

Justin has also earned the title of Louisiana State All-Around Champion, accomplishing this title by competing in 5 events, 4 of which he qualified to compete on the national level in Huron, South Dakota.

This is Justin’s 3rd year qualifying for Louisiana State Competition.

In 2016/17, he qualified for Nationals and won Rookie of the Year for Breakaway. In 2017/18, he qualified once again for Nationals in Breakaway, placing 37th in the nation out of 105 Breakaway Ropers.

In Justin’s young career he has won 71 buckles, 7 saddles, holds 6 all-around titles including 2019 Louisiana Tie Down, Chute Dogging and Team Roping All-Around State Champion. He has also won 2 Reserve All-Around Titles.

Justin is the son of John and Julie Plaisance and the grandson of Julia Mayet and the late Nathan Mayet and Margie and Richard Davenport and the late Harold “T- Brown” Plaisance.

Featuring roughly 1,000 contestants from 44 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia and Mexico, the NJHFR is the world's largest Junior High Rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $80,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will also be vying for more than $200,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a National Junior High Finals Rodeo World Champion.