Rapid City is the host for the South Dakota Junior High Rodeo State Finals! South Dakota Junior High Rodeo contestants will compete for top honors and the chance to represent South Dakota at the National Junior High Rodeo Finals in Iowa.
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, Bareback Steer Riding and Saddle Bronc Steer Riding.
Top Contestants will qualify for the Jr. High State Finals held on May 22-24 at the James Kjerstad Event Center.
How to Join:
Want to know how to join the NHSRA Junior High Division? Simply contact your local state or provincial secretary for more information. A list of secretaries and directors may be found by clicking under the “Contact” menu along the top of this page. In addition, many of the same programs that are offered to high school members of the NHSRA are also offered to junior high members as well, including the Professional’s Choice Student Athlete of the Month and the Professional’s Choice Equine of the Month. For more information on those programs, simply click the link under the “Programs” menu along the top of this page.