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Cody Gann won the 2020 NCHA Junior Scholarship Cutting with Hevvy Metal. He and the horse are pictured winning last year's NCHA Junior Youth World title which, like the Scholarship Cutting, is held at Will Rogers. • Photo by Video West Productions.

Will Rogers Wonders! Cody Gann & Hevvy Metal Win Junior Scholarship Cutting

Cody Gann and Hevvy Metal seem to shine extra bright under the lights at Will Rogers Memorial Center.

The Alabama rider and his horse won their second major title in about a year at the famed Fort Worth venue when they took the NCHA Foundation Junior Youth Scholarship Cutting Championship on Wednesday, July 15.

The Scholarship Cuttings were held during the NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular show in Fort Worth, Texas.

They did it by marking a 223.5 in the final round. The Junior Scholarship Cutting Reserve Championship went to Lily Erwin and Moonstruck Player, who marked a 222.5 in the final round.

“It was fun,” Gann said.

Gann, who recorded his first check in Equi-Stat five years ago, starting winning with Hevvy Metal in 2017. Last year, Cody and Hevvy Metal won the 2019 Youth World Championship and the Youth World Finals Show Championship with a string of great performances at Will Rogers.

Hevvy Metal, aka “Scrap Iron,” is a 2010 gelding by Metallic Cat and out of Dual Nurse (by Dual Pep). He was bred by Cindy Ann Smith, of Capitan, New Mexico.

The horse has earnings of nearly $175,000, according to Equi-Stat.