National High School Rodeo Association to Celebrate 63rd Annual NHSFR in Gillette, Wyoming
June 25, 2011National High School Rodeo Association
June 21, 2011
Denver, Colorado - The National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) is pleased to announce that the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) – The World’s Largest Rodeo – will celebrate its 63rd edition in Gillette, Wyoming, July 17-23. CAM-PLEX in Gillette will play host to the crowning event in high school rodeo, as contestants from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia vie for national titles, assorted prizes and their share of thousands of dollars in college scholarships. An estimated 1,500 contestants will take part in the 63rd annual NHSFR.
Action at the event is non-stop. Rodeo performances are conducted twice each day – at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. The top twenty contestants in each event then advance to the final round on Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 PM (MST) to determine who will walk away with those coveted championship buckles. Boy’s events at the NHSFR include bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping and cutting. Girl’s events include breakaway roping, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, cutting, team roping and the queen’s contest. Boys and girls compete together in team roping, but are separate in all other events.
All events will be broadcast LIVE on iHigh.com at nhsra.ihigh.com
In addition to the rodeo action, numerous events are scheduled throughout the week – keeping contestants and their families busy throughout the day. States may compete in a volleyball tournament, shooting competitions and more. A western trade show also offers a plethora of western-themed merchandise, including everything from western art to ropes and saddles. Both cowboys and city slickers will find something to catch their interest at the show.
The NHSRA is one of the fastest growing youth organizations in the nation, with an annual membership of over 10,500 students from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia. 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. For more information on the NHSFR, contact the NHSRA at (800) 466-4772 or visit the Association’s website at www.nhsra.org.