Promoting the Sport of Rodeo, Sportsmanship and Education

while preserving our Western Heritage

Maryland High School Rodeo Association

High School Division‚Äč 


                                                                                              The National High School Rodeo Association is one of the fastest growing youth

                                                                                              organizations, with an annual membership of approximately 12,500 students

                                                                                              from 42 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia, and Mexico. The Association

                                                                                              sanctions over 1,100 rodeos each year. The NHSRA is governed by a national

                                                                                              Board of Directors, which consists of one member from each state or province.

                                                                                              A staff at the national headquarters in Denver, Colorado handles the day-to-

                                                                                              day operations.


                                                                                              Each year, the NHSRA produces the two elite youth rodeo events in the world -

                                                                                              The National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) and the National High School

                                                                                              Finals Rodeo (NHSFR). The NHSFR is the "World's Largest Rodeo," featuring

                                                                                              approximately 1,500 contestants from across the United States, Canada and

                                                                                              Australia. Athletes vie for national titles, assorted prizes and their share of

                                                                                              thousands of dollars in college scholarships. Action at the event is non-stop,

                                                                                              with rodeo performances being conducted twice each day. The top-twenty

                                                                                              contestants in each event then advance to a final round of competition to

                                                                                              determine who will walk away with the coveted championship belt buckles.