Michael Womack won state in saddle bronc and finished third in the NLBRA FInals.

Michael Womack of Bastrop recently clinched the state championship in the saddle bronc riding.

Womack's saddle bronc championship earned him a position on the Louisiana state/provincial national high school rodeo team. He traveled to Gillette, Wyoming to compete with other state/provincial qualifiers in the 69th annual National High School Finals Rodeo from July 16-22. Womack was bucked off in the first round. In the second round, Womack was able to get a score but unfortunately it was not high enough to carry him back into the short go.

Earlier, Womack competed against fierce competition at the National Little Britches Finals held in Guthrie, Oklahoma, from July 4-9. In the first round Womack cinched a first place finish and in the second round he ended up third. Womack was leading the average going into the short go but the bronc won the match. This left Womack third in the average for the finals and a third in the world when the dust settled.

In between the Little Britches Finals and the High School Finals, Womack made a stop in Shawnee, Oklahoma for the International Finals Youth Rodeo. High school contestants set their sights on this rodeo because it brings stellare competition and a higher level of stock. With two rounds of competition and a short go, the youth that enter this rodeo have a chance of winning some nice pocket change. The stock proved that they were a force to be reckoned with, winning both matches against Womack.