If Aaron Heberger continues to perform the way he has been, he'll be able to call himself one of the top all-around high school cowboys in the country.
Heberger turned in another outstanding effort on Thursday in steer wrestling at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo. With the efforts of Heberger and Keston Denny, who both represent the Carson-Douglas Rodeo Club, Nevada continues to rise in the team standings as well.
Heberger, who just graduated from Galena High, took fourth in his go-round in steer wrestling in 6.237 seconds. Earlier, Denny, who just completed his junior year at Douglas, posted a 5.894 in steer wrestling.
After seven go-rounds through Thursday morning, Denny was in 20th and Heberger was in 23rd. But some of the competitors have completed two go-rounds, so Denny and Heberger will have an excellent chance to move up in the standings with another go-round still to go.
Heberger is also 24th in calf roping after posting an 11.932 in his go-round. He's also tied for seventh in the all-around standings with 230 points. With still another go-round to go in calf roping and steer wrestling, Heberger has an excellent chance to finish high in the all-around standings.
Nevada is fifth overall in the team standings with 2,455 points as it trails Texas (4,145), Utah (3,045), Wyoming (3,025) and New Mexico (2,520). Nevada's girls are third (1,165) behind South Dakota (1,295) and Texas (1,465).
Nevada's boys are eighth (1,290) behind Texas (2,680), Wyoming (2,325), Utah (1,970), New Mexico (1,730), Nebraska (1,605), Florida (1,580) and Oregon (1,333). The rodeo will conclude Sunday with the final go-round.