Three youth rodeos making Martin stop
Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013 12:00 pm
The Tennessee Junior Rodeo Association will present three rodeos this weekend at Ned Ray McWherter Agricultural Complex on the campus of UT Martin.
Rodeo action begins Saturday morning at 10 with another rodeo at 6:30 p.m.g.
TJRA will offer Cowboy Church at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday followed by the final rodeo performance of the year at 10 a.m.
Year-end awards will be handed out immediately following.
Tennessee Junior Rodeo showcases cowboys and cowgirls from kindergarten through eighth grade, producing state and national champions on an annual basis.
The Tennessee state finals will be held June 6-8 in Lebanon.
Over 100 competitors from Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi compete from August through May.
The top four contestants in each event from sixth through eighth grade will be traveling to Gallup, N.M., in June to compete in the Junior High School Rodeo Finals.
Event contestants are eligible to compete whether they attend public, private or homeschools.
Cowgirls compete in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway and team roping.
Cowboys compete in breakaway and team roping, goat tying, chute dogging, bareback and bullriding, as well as Build A Cowboy steer riding.
Local competitors include Miller Bartlett, Tyler Brooks, Kooper Newton, Anna Pettit, Charli Pettit, Jake Pettit and Josey Pettit.
Cost of admission for each rodeo is only $5 and children 5 years of age and younger get into the rodeos free of charge.
Published in The WCP 5.9.13