Lamar Hosting Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals this Weekend

CJRA Pole Bending Competition

CJRA Pole Bending Competition

Lamar, Colorado – August 17, 2016 – The Colorado Junior Rodeo Association is celebrating its 22nd year and contestants from around Colorado and surround states will converge on Lamar this weekend as the championship races come to an end.  On August 19-21 over 125 contestants and their families will be coming to the Prowers County Fairgrounds for the event.  Members have competed at rodeos throughout Colorado this year and the top 15 in each event will be competing for the year end titles.  Over $140,000 in prizes, prize money and scholarships will be awarded at the conclusion of the rodeo on Sunday.

Events in the 5-8 division include Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Flag Racing, and Dummy Roping. 9-13 year old and 14-18 year old girls will compete in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway Roping and Goat Tying.  Boys ages 9-13 will compete in Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying, Chute Dogging and Dally Ribbon Roping.  The Senior Boys will compete in Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping and Ribbon Roping.  Both Junior and Senior divisions also have Team Roping and Parent/Child Team Roping.

The first rodeo performance will be Friday, August 19 at 4 p.m. Admission is free. The Lamar Elks Lodge #1319 will be serving up a BBQ dinner at the fairgrounds on Friday so come on down for food and fun.

Saturday’s rodeo performance begins at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by a goat tying relay contest and mice races at 3:30 p.m. A Calcutta auction will be held so community members can participate in the action for their chance to win prizes and cash. At 5:30 p.m. the Justin Harrington Memorial Goat Roping will take place.  Entries for the goat roping are open to the public.

Sunday starts with Cowboy Church at 7 a.m. hosted by the Sharon family.  The third and final rodeo performance will commence at 8:30 a.m. and concludes with the annual awards ceremony at the Lamar Community Building around 2 p.m.

In addition to the rodeo action, there will be a silent auction and multiple vendors for your shopping delight at the fairgrounds. The public is invited to attend all the events. The Lamar Elks Rodeo Committee from BPOE Lodge 1319 along with the City of Lamar, Prowers County and the Prowers County Lodging and Tourism Tax Panel are sponsoring the event.

For more information, visit the CJRA website at or Facebook at Colorado Junior Rodeo Association.

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