Lamar, Colorado – July 22, 2018 – The Colorado Junior Rodeo Association is celebrating its 24th year and contestants from around Colorado and surrounding states will converge on Lamar this weekend as the championship races come to an end.  On July 26th-29th 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 $150,000 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, Tie Down Roping 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 Thursday, July 26th at 6:00 p.m.  Admission is free. The Prowers County 4-H Council will be running the concession stand at the fairgrounds on Thursday and the Wiley High School Cheerleaders will be selling soda fountain drinks so come on down for food and fun.

Friday’s rodeo performance times are at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Heel-O-Matic will sponsor jackpot ropings beginning at 1:30 p.m. and continuing through the afternoon.  The Prowers 4-H Foundation is hosting a benefit BBQ with live music by the Rhett Uhland Band beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $5 for children and include dinner, music, and rodeo action.  At 8:00 p.m. the Justin Harrington Memorial Goat Roping will take place.  Entries for the goat roping are open to the public.

Saturday’s rodeo performance times are at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. At 1:00 p.m., a fun relay contest and world famous mouse races will be held along with a calcutta auction so community members can participate in the action for their chance to win prizes and cash.  At 8:00 p.m. the second day of the Justin Harrington Memorial Goat Roping will take place.

Sunday starts with fellowship and Cowboy Church service in the grandstands at 7:30 a.m. hosted by the Sharon Family. The sixth and final rodeo performance will commence at 9:00 a.m. and concludes with the annual awards banquet and ceremony at the Lamar Community Building around 12 p.m.

In addition to the rodeo action, there will be a silent auction and vendors for your shopping delight at the fairgrounds. The public is invited to attend all the events. The CJRA Finals Committee 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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