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Ride ‘em, cowboy

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By The Staff

Colt Litkenhus, a seventh-grader at Anderson County Middle School, has been named National Wrangler Rodeo Association Athlete of the Month for January, 2009.

The award is based on a written essay, references, academics and extra-curricular activities. Litkenhus was selected from a group of cowboys from the United States, Canada and Australia.

Litkenhus and 12 other award winners are now eligible for a $1,000 college scholarship, to be awarded at the national rodeo finals, scheduled for July, 2009, and to be held in Gallup, N.M.

Last year, Litkenhus also received a $1,000 scholarship from Heel-O-Matic roping company when he and a partner finished in the top three out of over 1,000 teams at the national finals.