EPHRAIM — Jaden Tree, Ephraim, has qualified to compete in the Silver State International Rodeo and the National High School Rodeo. He will represent Utah, Wasatch Academy (WA), Sanpete County, his family and friends.

While attending the 2019 Utah High School Rodeo Finals in Heber City, Jaden was awarded five buckles, the Nutrena Champion (third year in a row) for cutting and the Utah Cutting Horse Association Scholarship from the Utah High School Rodeo Association (UHSRA).

He is currently representing Utah at the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, NV; where he is competing in tie down roping and team roping.

Next, for the second year in a row, Jaden will be attending the National High School Rodeo in Rock Springs, WY; from July 14-20, representing the State of Utah in boys cutting.

This is his fourth year as a member of the UHSRA and he competes in tie down roping, team roping and cutting. Jaden’s favorite event is cutting. His favorite high school rodeo memory is going to the Nationals in cutting, representing the State of Utah, the UHSRA and finishing 15th in the Nation.

Jaden Tree is a recent WA graduate and made his own name in rodeo while maintaining a rigorous academic schedule and being on the Honor Roll. While attending WA, Jaden was involved in varsity baseball, varsity basketball and high school rodeo. The rodeo has played a huge part in his high school years. He has enjoyed the friendships made and how everyone is there cheering each other on.

Jaden has been able to ride many horses of his own during rodeo as well as his grandfather’s horse that belongs to Fred Lowry and Richard Tree. He has also ridden horses belonging to Kyle and Ashley Denton and was privileged to ride Mike and Becky Coronado’s horse at Nationals last year.

Jaden Tree is the son of Tiffany Alder, Ephraim, and Todd Tree, Mt. Pleasant. Grandparents are Charlie and Theressa Alder, Ephraim; Richard Tree, Mt. Pleasant; and Fred and Tami Lowry, Sandy.

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