West Point teen born to rodeo

Jordan Hagedorn competes in barrel racing during the
Nebraska High School Rodeo Finals Thursday at the Adams
County Fairgrounds.

Loretta Hagedorn knew when her daughter was very young that she was destined for rodeo greatness.

At 4 years old, Jordan participated in the pleasure class horse riding event at the Cuming County Fair. After it was over, she had a grin on her face.

"She said, "I think I won because I beat everyone," Loretta said of her daughter.
And while the event wasn't based on speed, little Jordan was ready for a faster-paced event even at just 4 years old.

Fourteen years later, Jordan, a 2013 West Point Central Catholic graduate, is now a top competitor at the Nebraska State High School Rodeo Finals in Hastings.

She's also a rare female competitor in that she is competes in all five women's events: Cutting, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and breakaway roping.
"It's kind of a handful, but it's all worth it," said Jordan, as she sat on a bucket in a horse barn Friday at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

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