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Cable Wareham of Whiting captured the National High School Rodeo championship during the National High School Rodeo Finals in Guthrie, Okla., from July 17 to July 23.

Wareham, who is related to the Leisure family here in Linn County, competed in bronc riding at the rodeo and had some serious competition from Sage Miller of Springview, Neb., and Ty Pope of Garnett. 

On his first ride Wareham scored a respectable 63 and was told he could get a second ride. He was wary at first because last year at nationals it did not work out as he was bucked off. Wareham knew if he was bucked off this time, it could cost him the championship.

Wareham ended up taking the re-ride, and this time it paid off as he improved his score to a 76.5 to make him the winner of the first go-around. He received a 66 in the second go-round and then a 74 in the short-go for a total of 216.5 points. It was enough to top the runner-up Miller by 19.5 points.

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