FloRodeo recently picked seven youth out of 200 applications for their first FloRodeo Youth Team. FloRodeo was looking for cowboys and cowgirls who are not only tough competitors inside the rodeo arena, but also great representatives for the sport of rodeo. These seven members will represent the future of rodeo based on their accomplishments in the arena, in school, and in life, as well as their thoughtfulness in filing out the application and their wholesome and personable social media accounts.
The team includes Chance Thiessen, Elk City, Oklahoma; Gracie Gambino of Lindale, Texas; Kendal Pierson of Wardlow, Alberta; Bethany Stallons of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Piper Yule, Ardlow, Alberta; Tate Kelly of Gardendale, Texas; and Kenzie Johnson of Milan Tennessee. Chance is the 17-year old son of Kent and Lyndsey Thiessen. He competes in Tie-Down Roping and Team Roping. Chance has won the Oklahoma State High School Rodeo Finals in Team Roping in 2018 and Tie- Down Roping in 2019.