Sage Kimzey of Strong City, Oklahoma, and Cooper Martin of Alma, Kansas, are on their way to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas by way of Salado, Texas.

Sage is a four-time world champ bull rider. Cooper is ranked 7th in the world as a tie-down roper. They both live and train in Salado. Both begin competition Thursday at NFR. Kimzey has competed five times before. This is the second time out for Martin.

Our News Partners at KWTX News 10 report Kimzey is in a relationship with Salado High School grad Alexis Bloomer. Alexis has lots of experience covering rodeo and graduated with a degree in  The story is the same for Kimzey who has been in a long relationship with Alexis Bloomer, a graduate of Salado High School and TV personality with a large online following.

Keep an eye on the NFR over the next couple of weeks and be sure to wish these guys the best of luck! It all starts Thursday and concludes on Saturday, December 15.

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