Emma Everett finished in the top 40 in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association Finals in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Luke Thrash and Emma Everett of Bastrop recently completed a successful summer on the rodeo circuit as both advanced to the National Little Britches Finals in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Thrash cinched a state championship in the steer bareback and the steer saddle bronc riding and ended the year third in chute dogging.

His work in each event earned him a position on the Arkansas state/provincial National Junior High School Rodeo Team and he traveled with fellow teammates to Lebanon, Tennessee, June 18-24. Thrash was able to post a top 20 finish in steer bareback riding.

Two weeks later, Thrash geared up for the National Little Britches Finals which were held July 4-9. He had a strong finals finishing fifth in Rounds 1 and 2 in the senior boys bareback riding. In the short go, he was able to spur his way to fourth place, which helped him win the fourth-best average for the week.

When the dust settled in the Finals, Thrash was fourth in world for the year. On his way to the NLBRA Finals, he managed to make a stop at the Elite Youth Rodeo where he captured the title of champion bareback rider and nice payday.

Thrash now awaits the new season which begins at the end of August.

Emma Everett qualified to compete in barrel racing at the National Little Britches Finals held in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Holding her own against fierce competition, Everett was able to hold her own by finishing in the top 40 for the year.

On the way to the NLBRA Finals. she made a stop at the Elite Youth Rodeo. She was able to make it back to the short go in breakaway roping but unfortunately came up a little short. Everett has set her eyes on next year and is certain to be a force to be reckoned with.