The WJRA is open to contestants ages 3 through 18. A total of 12 rodeos are held throughout the year. Points for year-end will be calculated from all rodeos to determine the year-end winners for each event and for the All-Around. In order to qualify for year-end awards, the contestant must:
-be a member of the WJRA
-be current on all entry fees
-compete in at least one rodeo
-turn in $300 from sponsorships and/or fundraising
PeeWee ages 3-7
Girl's Events: Barrels, Poles, Dummy Roping, Breakaway Dummy Roping, and Goat Tail Pull Boy's Events: Barrels, Flags, Dummy Roping, Breakaway Dummy Roping, and Goat Tail Pull
Juniors ages 8-12
Girl's Events: Barrels, Poles, Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying, and Team Roping Boy's Events: Team Roping, Steer Stopping, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, and Flags
Seniors ages 13-18
Girl's Events: Barrels, Poles, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, and Goat Tying Boy's Events: Flags, Team Roping, Steer Stopping, Calf Roping, and Chute Dogging
The Wrangler Junior Rodeo Association of Nevada’s (WJRA) primary purpose is to engage families, specifically youth up to the age of 18 years, in the culture of rodeo and the western lifestyle. WJRA was formed to:
Promote the sport of rodeo among children and youth up to the age of 18.
Introduce, support, and provide children, youth, and families not already participating in rodeo, to rodeo events, as well as the atmosphere and lifestyle that rodeo encompasses.
Support and provide children and youth already participating in rodeo, a rodeo experience at their level of competition.
Develop participants’ horsemanship and rodeo skills so that they, to the extent possible, may achieve excellence in their individual events.
Promote and foster friendly competition in various rodeo events.
Promote the highest level of sportsmanship and conduct at rodeos.
Promote professionalism among families and participants in and out of the arena.
Prepare participants to be able to ascend to the next level of rodeo (high school, college, professional, etc.).
Encourage participants to work hard to continue and improve in rodeo and school.