Promoting the Sport of Rodeo, Sportsmanship and Education

while preserving our Western Heritage

Maryland High School Rodeo Association

Junior High Division

Image courtesy of Kathleen Gower

Created in 2004, the NHSRA Junior High Division was established to bring the excitement of the sport to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and to serve as a feeder system into the high school ranks of the Association. Today, all 48 states and provinces that belong to the NHSRA also produce a Junior High Division as well, with over 2,500 members in total now competing. Junior High Division students compete in a variety of events, including Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Chute Dogging, Team Roping, Ribbon Roping, and Junior Bull Riding.


Each summer, the "best of the best" from

each state and province qualify for the

National Junior High Finals Rodeo.


Approximately 900 competitors show off their

talents in the event and compete for

thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes.

Since the first Junior High Finals was held in

2005, Gallup, New Mexico has served as the

host site.



Please visit the High School page for a full description of all events.