State Finals Rodeo

CHSRA State Finals Rodeo

The California High School Rodeo Association State Finals Rodeo is underway this week at Bishop’s Tri-County Fairgrounds.  The States best are competing for scholarships, awards and a spot on the California National Team.  There is nightly rodeo action beginning tonight, June 16th, with the Opening Ceremony at 7pm.  The Tuesday Rodeo kicks off the themed nights with Patriotic night.  All are invited to wear their red, white and blue.  Wednesday, June 17th is Family night with the 7pm rodeo performance.  A family discount makes the Wednesday night rodeo a can’t miss for local rodeo fans.  $20 will get your entire family admission.  Thursday, June 18th is Cancer Awareness Night.  The high school rodeo asks you, “Are you tough enough to wear pink?”   Thursday night at the rodeo is also a chance for those with special needs to participate in a rodeo at 5pm on the lawn near the home economics building at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.  The 7pm rodeo will mark the end of the 2nd go, along with the Senior Introductions and Farewell.  Friday, June 19th is Senior Citizen Night.  At 6pm there will be a crowning of a new state Rodeo Queen followed by the final rodeo performance, the short go, with the top 15 in action.

The Queens with KIBS/KBOV’s Gary Young (center) and Steve Miller.
The 2015 District Queens include Tucker Hammons, district 1, Gracie Pachie, district 2, Jesse Plechaty, district 3, Ashley Galdos, district 4, Katie Serpa, district 5, Corinne Whitney, district 6, Rileigh Wullbrandt, district 7, Marie Livermore, district 8, and Katie DeMott, district 9.

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