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


  All MHSRA and Jumnior High members need to submit their fall semester grades to their member portal at www.nhsra.com.  This must be done before you will be eligible to enter any spring MHSRA events.  If you find you are not on the eligible list, it is because I have not received your fall grades or you have turn out fees to pay.  

  Since you are marked as ineligible the standings on the website will not be correct either.



NEW POINT SYSTEM - The MHSRA Board of Directors implemented a new point system effective immediately.  You can now carry in your Top 15 rodeos to state for a maximum 150 points.  This replaces the Top 7 rodeos that we have done the past several years.  There will also be 160 points awarded at the state finals instead of 80 as in the past. 

If anybody has any questions please reach out to one of your state directors.



Montana Pro Rodeo Hall & Wall of Fame:

 The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame awarded their 2022 collegiate scholarships to nine deserving high school seniors at the Montana High School Rodeo State Finals in Great Falls, Montana.  These scholarships are awarded based on academics, rodeo participation, community service and need.

This year marks the 18th year that these scholarships have been awarded to deserving Montana high school rodeo athletes.  This year's recipients are Grace Wiening- Belgrade,Lacey Lawrence - Jordan, Ashley Parker-Huntley,Mary Gibson-Havre,Liberty Prowse-Lewiston,Sam Petersen - Helena,Caden Rhoads-Custer,Gavin Knutson-Polson,Roan Burrows-Miles City, Grady Larson-Sidney and Hailey Gliko-Belt (Montana High School Rodeo Queen)

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. 




HIGH SCHOOL AND JR. HIGH MEMBERSHIPS FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON ARE OPEN, 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 Debbie at the High School State Office or Billie at the Jr. High State Office.


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













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.






At this time the Montana High School Rodeo Association Website is the official newsletter for MHSRA.  We also have a facebook group: Montana High School Rodeo Association | Facebook.  Billie Harms and myself, Debbie Lund, will post information on the facebook group pertaining to MHSRA but remember that the website is official and is where you will find entry information, etc....We are trying to use the facebook group as another way to help keep the membership informed.


DISTRICT MEETINGS: Times to be announced...these meetings are where you elect your district student officers and event directors.  Those who are district officers/directors are then eligible for state offices and event director positions.  This is also where you will elect your adult state and district directors.  It is important to attend these meetings.

Dist. 1 - May 6, Jordan

Dist. 2 - May 6, Jordan

Dist. 3 - April 1, Gt. Falls

Dist. 4 - April 29, Three Forks

Dist. 5 - May 13, Deer Lodge


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

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

 J Bar J and MCC Pioneer Rodeo World Class Bareback & Saddle Bronc Riding School - March 3-5, 2023 in Miles City.  

Marsha Hill Pole Bending Clinic - May 6-7, 2023 Triple Take Arena  300 Morning View Dr. Kalispell, MT.  Contact: Beth Roman at 406-212-8057 or eromain@fvcc.edu



MHSRA Shooting Sports Coordinator

Dan Wyatt

315 Rodeo Trail

Dillon, MT 59725




MHSRA PR/Marketing Contact

Amy Wiening 

2815 Outlaw Ln. 

Belgrade, MT 59714










Looking for someone

If you are needing a Team Roping or Ribbon Roping Partner, call Debbie at 557-2610, 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:

 Teagen Calfbossribs is looking for a heeler for spring rodeos. Call 406-830-7864


Junior High: