WHO WE ARE
The purpose of the Arizona High School Rodeo Association (AHSRA) and Arizona Junior High School Rodeo Association (AJHSRA) is to promote high school and junior high Rodeo on a statewide scale and work towards bringing statewide recognition to the sport of Rodeo. The AHSRA and AJHSRA strive to promote professional conduct and good sportsmanship at various Rodeos events.
Our mission is to offer kids in grades 6th-12th a chance to be competitive student athletes at the highest level of competition in their region, across Arizona and on a national level for championships and thousands of dollars in scholarships. We also encourage students to continue in school and to improve his or hers education.
This organization helps prepare these young athletes for the next level of Rodeo. We are a family-oriented organization which encourages scholastic achievement through the high standards it holds for its members as students in the classroom and sportsmen in the arena.
Junior High School Members compete in goat tying, tie-down and breakaway calf roping, barrel racing, pole bending, chute dogging, team roping and ribbon roping. High School members compete in pole bending, barrel racing, breakaway, tie down roping, team roping, goat tying, bareback riding, saddle bronc, bull riding, steer wrestling, cutting and shooting events.
The cowboys, cowgirls and the animals used in the Rodeo compete against themselves and the clock, as much as they compete against each other.
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The National High School Rodeo Association is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the development of sportsmanship, horsemanship and the character in the youth of our country through the sport of rodeo. Created by Texas educator and rodeo contestant Claude Mullins, the NHSRA held its first finals in Hallettsville, Texas, Aug. 25-27, 1949. The NHSRA membership consists of over 10,500 members from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia.
The National High School Rodeo Association is governed by National Directors (one representative from each state/provincial association). These volunteer board members are dedicated to the success of the NHSRA and the youth of North America. They also take the responsibility for the planning of the National High School Finals Rodeo each year.
The NHSRA, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, has a full-time staff that conducts the day-to-day business of the association. This professional staff is available to assist with sponsorship programs, answer questions and provide for the needs of the association’s membership.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS