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Meet the Member Jenna Fulton
story by Kristen Sublette
Jenna Fulton, is a 17-year-old cowgirl from Miller, South Dakota and a member of the South Dakota High School Rodeo Association.
Jenna is wrapping up her senior year at Miller High School and is competing in breakaway roping, team roping, cutting, and barrel racing.
Her proudest accomplishments during her high school career have included qualifying for National High School Finals Rodeo in 2019 for cutting. In 2020 she made it back for cutting as well as breakaway roping.
Fulton has big goals for finishing out her high school rodeo career strong. She wants to be the state champion for breakaway roping and cutting. Fulton also has plans to make the short-go in barrel racing and team roping for the rest of the high school rodeos.
“I write down all of my goals,” she said. “I made it back in the short-go in breakaway and crossed it off my list.”
The future for her includes attending Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas. She will continue her rodeo career and begin working on an associate in science with plans to ultimately be a Radiation Technician. Fulton will be the first in her family to go to college and rodeo.
Outside of school and rodeo Fulton enjoys riding her horses Doc, Corona, Freddie, as well as working with her up and coming colt Kodiak. She spends her time helping on the ranch and playing with her two favorite dogs Taylor and Bex.
As a kid Fulton disliked cleaning stalls more than any other chore, which oddly enough she says she finds relaxing now. Before knee injuries caused her to focus solely on rodeo, she played volleyball and basketball.
Rodeo has taken up a large portion of her and her family’s life. Jenna started riding as soon as she could as a child and she started competing in rodeos at the age of six. After watching her siblings compete in rodeos, she wanted to get in on the action too.
Family is very important to Jenna. “I’m thankful for my family that has pushed me and helped me throughout my life.” She cites her cousin, Sam Fulton, as being the person she admires most, always helping her and pushing her forward. She has three siblings, Wyatt 24, her late brother Dylan 20, and Mackayln 20. She is the youngest daughter of Paul and Kayleen Fulton.