Laramie’s Alexis Manley finished sixth in the nation in breakaway roping at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Iowa last week.

Manley successfully roped two calves and placed among the top 20 in two rounds of breakaway roping to make it back for the championship round and a shot at a national title.

She won her first round performance on the evening of June 21 with a time of 2.37 seconds. At the end of the round she was in fifth place. Manley came back for her second round last Friday morning, June 25, and finished with a time of 4.31, good for eighth place. That put her tenth in the average on two-head.

In the final round, Manley roped her calf in 3.22 seconds for fifth place.

When you combine her time on three-head, Manley ended up sixth in the average.

She also earned a third place mark in the rookie All-Around Cowgirls standings.

Manley was the only Laramie junior high contestant to make the finals. McKenna Clingman, Kirby Hales and Brooke Worman fell short in their bid to make the championship round.

The fifth Laramie youth at last week’s NJHFR was Garrett Nunn. He placed fifth in the nation in his division of the rifle shoot with a total score of 300. That was two points back of fourth.

The NJHFR was held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA.