Fun Facts About the NHSRA High School Rodeo Finals

Fun Facts About the NHSRA High School Rodeo Finals

Students come from across the world to compete in the world's largest rodeo. Students come from across the world to compete in the world's largest rodeo.

July 20, 2016

The annual National High School Finals Rodeo is underway in Gillette, Wyoming this week. Here are some fun facts about the NHSRA and the famous rodeo!

1.    NHSRA’s first rodeo finals took place in Hallettsville, Texas in 1949.

2.    That first rodeo only had 118 students from thirteen states.

3.    NHSRA consists of more than 10,500 members from 42 states, 5 Canadian provinces, and Australia.

4.    The official hashtag for the event is #NHSFR2016.

5.    1, 507 cowboys will be competing in this year’s finals.

6.    The competitors will earn $1.3 million in scholarship money.

7.    1, 850 horses can be seen on the rodeo grounds.

8.    17 events will occur over the week.

9.    The Finals have now been hosted in Gillette ten times in the history of the organization.

10.    The High School Finals Rodeo is the largest rodeo in the world.

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