The roots of rodeo run deep in Nebraska, from county fairs to professional rodeos. Naturally, these athletes must get their start somewhere, and for many, that’s in high school. However, this year, the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association cancelled all but two rodeos due to COVID-19. Luckily, from June 16-20, athletes made their return to rodeo at the Nebraska State High School Rodeo Finals. Producer Emma Hastings went out to Burwell, Nebraska to cover one of Nebraska’s first sporting events since the reopening of the state.