|Tennessee high school rodeo is this weekend |
|Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:16 am |
| The Tennessee High School Rodeo Association will present two rodeos this weekend at the Ned Ray McWherter Agricultural Complex on the campus of UT Martin with performances beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. |
Tennessee High School Rodeo is a competitive arena of young men and women, producing state and national champions on an annual basis. Over 100 members from across Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama compete from September through June each year with the top competitors qualifying for the National Finals High School Rodeo held in Rock Springs , Wyoming in July. This weekend’s rodeo will be the last qualifying rodeo before the state finals in June.
Tennessee High School Rodeo events are for contestants in the 9th through 12th grades. Students can attend public or private high schools or be home schooled. Girls compete in barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, team roping, and goat tying. Guys compete in bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie down calf roping, and steer wrestling.
Cost of admission for the rodeo is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12, with ages 4 and under being admitted free of charge. Weekend passes are available for $10 for adults and $8 for ages 5-12.
Local competitors include Summer Weldon of Martin and Tucker Kail of Gleason.