GILLETTE - Diego Garcia stood at the edge of the pool at the Recreation Center trying to shake off his doubts. He's a bit flustered, even nervous. The 9-year-old knows how to swim, but today was going to be different. In his arm he held something that his dad and school counselor had worked for nearly two years to get. He was going to use it for the first time. He cradled it in his right hand.
There are times when less than three seconds feels like forever. There are other times when it’s not long enough.Welcome to breakaway roping.Some cowgirls practice every day on their roping technique to keep their edge. Some drove more than 30 hours and 2,000 miles to compete in the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette for what they hope totals just under nine seconds of action in three separate go-rounds. At least, they hope it’s under nine seconds total.
There’s no doubt the National High School Finals Rodeo has changed over the past 31 years.When Kirk Davis and Frank Graves competed in the world’s largest youth rodeo 31 years ago in Rapid City, South Dakota, the then-high school freshmen had only competed in small rodeos.They had been friends since fourth grade when they met in the same school. Davis started roping because his friend did.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".