Standish youngster to compete at Vegas Tuffest Jr. World Championship

Caleb Gonzales, 12, of Standish, will join 840 contestants from 28 different states including four provinces from Canada at the Mike and Sherrylynn Johnson Vegas Tuffest Jr. World Championships held Dec. 1-5 as part of the National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We held 38 qualifiers  across the United States and Canada to give our rodeo youth an equal chance to make it to Vegas and the opportunity to win their share of more than $1 million in cash and prizes,” said Sherrylynn Johnson, the event’s organizer and four-time qualifier for the National Finals Rodeo.

There will be a live webcast each morning at 8:15 a.m. at