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North Texas Rodeo Foundation
Rodeo dates back to the early 1700s when vaqueros greatly influenced cowboy culture and modern-day practices. Rodeo is a defining aspect of Texas’ history and should be celebrated by today’s generations. Furthermore, Texas is famous for the world’s first indoor rodeo, held in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards Coliseum in 1918, launching and expanding the rodeo lifestyle in every area of our heritage and future.
We are here to continue this grand tradition; using leadership skills, teamwork, athleticism, and determination to perform to the best of our ability and succeed in our individual events. We take pride in our team and look forward to demonstrating the character that made Texas a state people love to live in. It is a character birthed in the western lifestyle.
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NTHSRA is an association across North Texas consisting of high school students, grades 9-12, who participate in rodeos held mainly in Saginaw, Texas. The rodeo season runs September through May. While rodeo is not recognized as a regular high school varsity sport, no other athletic activity in history was ever developed which so embodies the traditions in history of an entire way of life. The events in rodeo grew out of actual day-to-day duties of the American cowboy, or were dreamed up to further test the courage, stamina, and ability of these Westerners.
One of the most unique aspects of high school rodeo is that these athletes compete on the same stock that is used by college and professional rodeo contestants. Many of the young athletes you will see competing in bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, goat tying, tie-down and breakaway calf roping, barrel racing, pole bending, and team roping are world class athletes who compete not only in high school rodeos, but in professional and adult amateur rodeos as well. The cowboy or cowgirl and the animals used in the rodeo compete against themselves and the clock, as much as they compete against each other.