Sam Nave, a 2011 Calico Rock High School senior, recently completed a stellar rodeo season and received numerous awards in several associations.
Nave was named the 2010 Arkansas High School Rodeo Association (AHSRA) Rookie of the Year and was also the 2010 Team Roping Champion and State Finals Champion. He also qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in Gillette, Wyoming where he also represented Arkansas as a voting delegate and was elected to be the Student Calf Roping Event Director. Nave currently serves as president of the Arkansas High School Rodeo Association for the 2010-2011season.
Nave also earned the distinction of 2010 State Calf Roping Rookie of the Year. He also qualified for the Cowboy's Rodeo Association (CRA) finals and was the CRA Finals average champion in calf roping.
In addition to these honors, Nave was selected as a member of the Arkansas Cinch All-Star Team for calf roping and is Captain of the Arkansas team.