Lots of people said goodbye to summer while enjoying the final day of the state fair. In its final day, young athletes showed-off their skills at the Heartland High School Rodeo's Showcase of Champions.
The 65 young athletes competed in bull riding, bareback, saddle bronze, team roping, break away roping and much, much more.
It's the first rodeo the state fair has hosted and the first time a high school rodeo has been in Grand Island. The young athletes competed for the grand prize, the cowboy belt buckle with the state fair logo.
Rodeo Coordinator, Lori Armstrong said, "They are the best that Nebraska has to offer. The high school athletes that are participating today will put on a great show. The kids to compete in a venue such as this. A lot of the kids will never get to compete in front of a crowd like the state fair has to offer. So it's just a tremendous experience for them."
Although this was the first rodeo at the state fair, Armstrong said the event received an outpouring of support from the community, parents, and volunteers.