Rydan White, 12, from Redfield, and his partner Karlee Boots, 11, Welda, are the Junior Ribbon Roping Reserve World Champions in the National Little Britches Rodeo Association.
The contest was held at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK, July 10-15. There were 94 Ribbon Roping teams who qualified/attended finals.
White and Boots won two buckles, a pair of trophy spurs, and $700 in scholarship money towards the college of their choice.
They are part of the Southeast Kansas Little Britches franchise which produces rodeos in this area throughout the year and helps kids qualify for nationals.
Rydan also qualified in team roping with his partner Ty Scott of Oklahoma, breakaway, the flag race, and goat tying.
There are awards given for the two Go Rounds, Short Go, Average, and World standings to the top seven in each event.
Rydan won six buckles and three pairs of trophy spurs in all and ended up with 2 Go Round placings and placed in the Short Go in 3 events.
He ended up 5th in the world standings in breakaway roping and 10th in team roping. Rydan was 4th in the Junior Boys All-Around world standings for the year.
Boots also qualified in junior girls barrels, poles, and goats.
Chloe White, also of Redfield, qualified in junior girls barrels, trail, and team roping.
Rydan and Chloe are the children of Ryan and Cody White and grandchildren of Dave and Sue Carey of Redfield.
Karlee is the daughter of Justin and Karla Boots of Welda.