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


Hello Members,

Just wanted to reach out and give you a quick update from your student president. It has been a busy year at MHSRA.

I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your president.  I have been fortunate to be involved with our board of directors and participate in some great activities and events. This fall I attended the Cowboy Hall of Fame Annual Banquet and really appreciate all that they do for our members.

I have attended the board meetings and been a voice for our student members. In January, I and the other student officers got to attend the national mid-winter meeting and it was a great experience that allowed us to connect with other members from across the nation.

The other student officers and I decided to take on a project this year.  Since it was time to retire our national team shirts, we each found a sponsor so we can purchase an additional team shirt this year for our national teams. Not only will the contestants get to keep the shirts this year, they will also get full leather coats. We are selling the old team shirts and putting the proceeds from the sales into a fund for future team shirts. 

Just a couple of reminders as we are finishing up the rodeo season and heading to State Finals.  We still have some of the old national shirts left! The link to purchase those is https://jb-llc.square.site/ Any remaining shirts will be taken to High School State Finals in Great Falls and be offered for sale during check-in. This year we also decided to crown royalty at the Cowboy Prom during the High School State Finals.  So, high school members don’t forget to get your Cowboy Prom votes in for nominees for our 2023 prom king and queen!  The theme for cowboy prom this year is poker night and the rodeo photographer will be there to take pictures again.  Looking forward to a great night!

Good luck to all of those competing in the Junior High State Finals and for the high schoolers at Harlowton and Big Timber this weekend!



Hailey Burger, MHSRA Student President



Be sure to read the MHSRA Ground Rules. There are a couple of new ground rules that are in effect for the spring rodeos. You have all received new NHSRA Rule books as well.
Remember.... It is the members responsibility to know the rules.
New Ground Rules:
G. Breakaway Roping, Tie Down Roping – One (1) Loop will be allowed at all HS/JH Qualifying Rodeos in the breakaway and tie down roping. Two (2) loops will be allowed (if carried) at the HS/JH State Finals Rodeo.
H. Team Roping – Two (2) loops will be allowed at all HS/JH Qualifying Rodeos. Three (3) loops will be allowed at the HS/JH State Finals Rodeo.



When entering rodeos online be sure you look at and save the email confirmations you receive. The Tuesday after online entries, we will post the entries on the website under rodeos then draw.

If you entered incorrectly you can call the office by 2pm the Tuesday after online entries close to make changes.  It is your responsibility to make sure your entries are correct!!



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.





Raffle Tickets: Please bring any sold raffle tickets to state and turn in at check in.  DO NOT MAIL TICKETS!

You can preorder hs state finals t-shirts, sweatshirts and memorabalia at www.wildoutwest.store.  Coats are also available but must be purchased at the state finals. 



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

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


MHSRA Shooting Sports Coordinator

Dan Wyatt

315 Rodeo Trail

Dillon, MT 59725




MHSRA PR/Marketing Contact

Amy Wiening 

PO Box 10756

Bozeman, MT 59719










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:

Weston Hersel is looking for a heeler for the Forsyth Rodeos.  Call 406-366-1437

Sally Robb is looking for a heeler for the Forsyth Rodeos.  Call 406-580-2119

Alvaro Jones is looking for a header for the western rodeos.  Call 406-595-1591

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

Rhett Michael is looking for a team roping partner for the spring rodeos, he prefers to head but he can heel.  Call 406-450-0473

Junior High: -

 Josie Robb is looking for a Ribbon Roping Partner for Saturday at Forsyth.  Please call 406-580-2119