Teen overcomes loss of a good companion to compete in high school rodeo finals

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | 11:34 p.m. CDT; updated 6:29 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

COLUMBIA — When the public address system echoed Brooke Angel Wright's name, number and horse name across the dim, earthy barn at the Boone County Fairgrounds, Wright's horse Bella sprinted towards the first barrel and then hesitated to turn.