Currently ranked 10th in the nation, Dawsonville native Hunter Adams has again qualified for the Junior National Finals Rodeo and will head to Las Vegas, Nev. in early December to compete against other young bull riders, vying for the top spot in the nation.
Adams, 19, recently hosted a meet and greet at Dawsonville’s Food Truck Night where he posed for photos, talked to fans and shook hands with local officials. Folks signed a banner with encouraging words that Adams will take with him to Vegas.
“Community support has been great,” Adams said. “It means a lot to me to have folks pray for me, encourage me and just want to talk about bull riding.”
There are several additional ways in which to help Adams. Cards and notes of encouragement can be addressed to Adams at P.O .Box 1342 in Dawsonville. All cards and notes will be given to Adams when he leaves for Vegas.
A fundraiser has been set up at www.gofundme.com/on-the-road-to-vegas to help cover transportation to and from Vegas.
Adams will also be in the annual Dawsonville Christmas parade on Dec. 1.
“I’d love to shake hands and say hey to folks,” he said. “So come on out, have fun.”
Adams achieved the designation of top 10 rider in the nation in the 2017 Jr. National Finals Rodeo.
Adams is a graduate of the Dawson County School system. He has volunteered with the Dawson County Parks and Recreation programs, Special Olympics and the 2018 ‘Shine Pedalers Metric.