Tanner Brundage is the 17-year-old son of Kim and Robert Brundage of Jefferson City, Missouri. Tanner competes in calf roping and team roping in the Missouri High School Rodeo Association and has made the state finals in both events.
Besides roping, Tanner competes in shooting sports. He was the Missouri state champion in trap shooting in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, he was the national champion in trap shooting and was awarded a scholarship by the National Rifle Association.
Active in his high school's FFA chapter, Tanner has received proficiency awards for equine science and outdoor recreation. In 2011, he represented his chapter at the national FFA convention in Indiana.
Ashley Kroul in the 20-year-old daughter of Emmie and Tom Kroul of Solon, Iowa. Ashley currently attends Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where she studies nursing. She has a 3.6 GPA and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa.
Ashley is on the LCCC rodeo team, and competes in goat tying, breakaway roping and barrel racing. While in high school she was a two-time qualifier for the National High School Rodeo Finals.
In addition to helping out on her parent's farm back in Iowa during breaks from school, Ashley conducts goat tying clinics for kids at local 4-H chapters and riding clubs.
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