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Hunter Ruiz, age 15 has just completed his 8th grade year at Jasper Middle School.

It is his first year to be involved with Texas Junior High Rodeo Association, where he competed in the Chute Dogging and Boys Goat Tying. In February, Hunter started competing in the Bull Riding at the Region 5 finals and qualified third in the Bull Riding to go to the Texas Junior High Rodeo Finals. He covered all three of his bulls and put him in a two-way tie as the finals Champion. When the points from during the year were added up, Hunter came in third in the average and a National Qualifier.

He is one of four bull riders representing Texas at the Junior High National Finals in Huron, South Dakota, June 23rd through the 29th.

Hunter is needing your help with traveling expenses and has a “Go Fund Me Account” set up on Facebook or you can contact Chris or Christina Ruiz, at 409-698-6036 or 221-1611