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National Jr. Highschool Rodeo Finals 2021

Summer rodeo season is officially here, which means it’s time for the National Jr. High School Rodeo Finals 2021 in Des Moines, IA from June 20-26, 2021. But what have these kids been working so hard for? Well, the short answer is a chance to win and compete at the National Jr High Finals Rodeo! Which falls under the umbrella of the National High School Rodeo Association. The creation of the Junior High Division has brought excitement, mentorship, and the thrill of rodeo to up-and-coming junior high students.

With each passing year, the association continues to build upon its legacy of promoting the sport, while also supporting and preparing the future leaders of our society. The National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) brings the top four members in each event from a state or province to the finals. More than 1,100 Junior High Contestants compete for the title of National Champion.

The Junior High Division is a little bit different in their events, for instance, you will see a boys’ breakaway division which you wouldn’t normally see in your regular rodeo events. They also take every measure possible to make sure the kids are safe. The first two days after check-in is spent checking equipment to give the athletes, both human and animal their best shot during the performance.

Schedule

Sunday, June 20th | Gist Silversmiths Day

  • 7:00 PM | 1st Rodeo Performance | Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)

Monday, June 21st | American Hat Day

  • 9:00 AM | 2nd Rodeo Performance | Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM | PRCA Rough stock Mini Camp -TBD Pavilion
  • 7:00 PM | 3rd Rodeo Performance | Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)

Tuesday, June 22nd | Corral Boots Day

  • 9:00 AM | 4th Rodeo Performance | Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)
  • 9:00 AM | NHSRA Rifle Shooting Competition | Ankeny Ikes Range
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM | PRCA Rough stock Mini Camp | Pavilion
  • 7:00 PM | 5th Rodeo Performance “Memorial Night” | Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)
  • 9:30 – 12:00 PM | Contestant Dance | Animal Learning Center- (Cinch Town)
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Wednesday, June 23rd | Bomgaars Day

  • 9:00 AM | 6th Rodeo Performance (End Of 1st Go Round) | Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)
  • 1:00 PM | Volleyball Tournament | East of Pavilion
  • 7:00 PM | 7th Rodeo Performance “Honoring Those Who Served” | Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)
  • 10:00 PM | 3rd Annual NJHFR Talent Show | Youth Inn Building

Thursday, June 24th | Professional’s Choice Day

  • 9:00 AM | 8th Rodeo Performance | Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Remarkable Kids Rodeo | Pavilion
  • 7:00 PM | 9th Rodeo Performance “Cancer Awareness Performance” | Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)
  • 9:30 – Midnight Contestant Dance | Animal Learning Center (Cinch Town)

Friday, June 25th | Hutchison HW Brand Day

  • 9:00 AM | 10th Rodeo Performance | Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)
  • 2:00 PM | Cinch Field Day | In front of Jacobson Arena
  • 7:00 PM | 11th Rodeo Performance | Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)

Friday, June 25th | Hutchison HW Brand Day

  • 9:00 AM | 12th Rodeo Performance (End of 2nd Go-Round) | Exhibition (TE) Arena
  • 7:00 PM | Final Short Go-Round Performance | Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)

Daily Events

  • 8:00 – 8:10AM Daily Devotional – Golden Spur Ministries – Cory Young [Monday – Saturday] Outside of Pavilion Building
  • 10AM -7PM NJHFR Tradeshow Varied Industries Building
  • 10AM-7PM CINCH Town Animal Learning Center (Cinch Town)
  • 2PM SMARTY Freedom Tour Scholarship Ropings [Monday – Friday] Animal Learning Center (Cinch Town)
  • 9:00 AM Rodeo Performance Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)
  • 7:00 PM Rodeo Performance Exhibition (TE) Arena, Livestock Pavilion (RS)

The National Jr. High School Rodeo Finals 2021 are right around the corner and we are excited to see the top 4 athletes from 43 states, 5 Canadian provinces, Australia and Mexico compete for a World Championship Title. All of the festivities are taking place between June 20th and June 26th in Des Moines, Iowa! Good luck to all the contestants!

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Peter the "Cowboy" is a gunslinger style writer from Bismark, North Dakota. Controversy is his middle name. He loves the cowboy lifestyle and being an American.

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