Local student competes in world’s largest rodeo


Sage Isom demonstrates bull riding.

BEAR CREEK - Sage Isom, a recent graduate of Phillips High School, will be competing in the world’s largest rodeo in Lincoln, Neb., July 18-24. Isom earned a position on the Tennessee State National High School rodeo team and is traveling with his teammates. He will be competing in the bull riding category. This year is the 73rd annual National High School Finals Rodeo.

The Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch Highschool Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of each NHSFR performance will air online at ridepass.com. Performance times begin at 7 p.m. on July 18, and competition continues daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. through July 24. To follow Isom, visit nhsra.com daily for complete results.

Isom will be leaving for Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, on Aug. 19, where he has earned a full scholarship on their rodeo team. He plans on majoring in farm management and agricultural business. He has won many titles and honors over the course of his career.


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