Montana High School Rodeo Association


The Montana High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA) is one of the 41 states, 5 Canadian provinces, and Australia that is involved in the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA)

Founded in 1947 by Claude Mullins, there are currently 12,500 students in the NHSRA competing in over 1,100 sanctioned rodeos every year. MHSRA members compete at the state level for local recognition and the top four contestants in each event then qualify to compete in the National High School Finals Rodeo held in July. At the NHSFR over 1,500 contestants compete for national titles, awards and scholarships. By being a student member of the MHSRA, contestants also have an opportunity to be awarded college scholarships and scholarship assistance for continuing their educational careers. The NHSRA is an independent student athletic association that relies on the financial assistance of sponsors. For more information about the MHSRA, follow the links on the left and contact any of the directors or secretary.

Montana Musings


Sam Petersen - 2nd in the Bareback

Lacey Lawrence - 5th in the Barrels

Cole Detton - 5th in the Steer Wrestling

Haven Wolstein - 8th in the Breakaway

Harley Meged - 9th in the Pole Bending

Kaleb Nortstrom - 11th in the Bareback

Jaden Whitman - 12th in the Steer Wrestling

Roan Burrows - 15th in the Boys Cutting

Garrett Cunningham - 17th in the Saddle Bronc

Cole Hould - 18th in the Bull Riding

Chalee Harms - 20th in the Girls Cutting

There were quite a few others that placed just outside of the Top 20.  We are so proud of ALL of you!



The Approved Fall Calendar is up under "Forms" and then "Approved Fall Rodeos".  This is subject to change. 

Polson Committee will hold their rodeos on Sept. 19th in Ronan.

The Hamilton Committee has decided to only have 1 rodeo and they will have it in the Spring.  

Lewistown will NOT be having Cuttings/Cow Horse.


The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame awarded their 2020 collegiate scholarships to twelve deserving high school seniors at the Montana High School Rodeo State Finals in Baker, Montana.  These scholarships are awarded based on academics, rodeo participation, community service and need.

This year marks the sixteenth year that these scholarships have been awarded to deserving Montana high school rodeo athletes.  This year's recipients are Blayne Hubing - Circle, Nathan Ruth - Big Timber, Bode Spring - Bozeman, Rachael Stevenson - Hobson, Sadie Johnson - Lewistown, Cheyanne Carl - Ballantine, Teanna Layne - Valier, Tori Yeager - Choteau, Kaylee Hughes - Butte, Ellie Meeks - Geraldine, Ethan Frasier - Ashland, and Laney Johnson - Havre (Miss Montana High School Rodeo Queen 2020).

The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame is the largest provider of scholarships to high school rodeo participants in the nation.  In sixteen years, $570,000.00 has been awarded to 190 students.  The MPRHWF is a non-profit organization dedicated to preservng the western and rodeo heritage of Montana, as well as providing Montana high school students the opportunity to continue their education.  For more information about our organization, please visit our website at www.montanaprorodeo.org. 



Mark Radue - Trailer (ticket sold by Mesa Radue)

Cordell Ellis - 4-wheeler (ticket sold by Rachel Gilbert)

Brenda Myers - Grill and Yeti Cooler (ticket sold by Ashton Blubaugh)

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the contestants that sold tickets under very hard circumstances this spring and to all the people out there who bought those tickets to support our MHSRA contestants. We couldn't do any of this without all the support!


HIGH SCHOOL AND JR. HIGH MEMBERSHIPS FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON WILL OPEN ON JULY 1ST, THROUGH THE NHSRA MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.  The tutorial on how to do this is on the website under "Forms" and then "Membership".  You still need all the notarized signatures on the forms.  IMPORTANT - You will need BOTH parent's notarized signatures on the forms.  If only one is signing, it needs to be specified "deceased", or "sole custody", or the membership will not be accepted. Once forms are signed and notarized, you will upload them back into the contestant profile.  Membership payment has to be done by credit card through the MMS before you will be able to print out the forms.  High School memberships are $154 and Jr. High $110, plus credit card fees.  If you have any questions, please call Laurie at the High School State Office or Billie at the Jr. High State Office.


MENTORSHIP PROGRAM:  Some changes were made to the Mentorship Program.  It is on the website under "Forms" and then "Mentorship Program".  It's a chance to get a waiver for your next year's membership.



Cow Horse Contestants:  There are 3 reining patterns in the NHSRA Rule Book, but they have added 2 more.  You can find pattern 4 and 5 under "Forms" and then "Cow Horse".



 We are using "REMIND" to send important updates and information for the Membership.  Please click on the link below to join.  Our class code is @8hd624.










Day Sheets for the rodeos:  Will be posted under "Forms", and then "Day Sheets".  REMINDER:  The Order of Events are SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  It is the responsibility of the contestants to be there on time.





Fall Tobacco Free Rodeos are: 



July 21-Aug. 10th:  Online entries open for Lewistown High School/Jr. High Rodeos.




Oct. 9th - 11th:  Badlands Challenge in Bowman, ND.  Open to all High School/Jr. High Members in every state (Rough Stock and Steer Wrestling open to High School only).  Information up under "Forms" and then "Badlands Challenge".







CLINIC APPROVALS: (Can use $100 Clinic Scholarship for these)

See all the information under "Forms" and then "Clinics"  



















Looking for someone

If you are needing a Team Roping or Ribbon Roping Partner, call Laurie at 464-2686, or Billie at 421-5658.  Give us your information (name, number, and whether you head or heel), and we will put you on the website.

High School

Jerron Rau:  Looking for a team roping partner for the east rodeos.  Prefers to head but can rope either end.  Call 489-3015.

Payton Levine:  Looking for a heeler for 2020-2021 season.  Call 799-1451.

Kamryn Jones:  Looking for a header for western rodeos.  Call 241-1401.

Quanah Glade:  Looking for a header for Lewistown Rodeo.  Call 951-0695.




 Jr. High:

 Sally Robb is looking for a Heeler and Ribbon Roping Partner.  Please call 580-2119

Emily Sonsalla is looking for a Ribbon Roping partner.  Please call (701) 425-6969