Rhett Varian Photo: Suzanne Usher

Jackpot Team Roping Builds Excitement for the Mid-State Classic High School Rodeo

Rodeo fans, are you looking to see some of the best cowboys and cowgirls compete in one of the most exciting timed event competitions in rodeo? If so, you will want to be sure to make it to the Jackpot Team Roping event at the Mid-State Classic High School Rodeo held at the Paso Robles Event Center on Friday November 16, 2018.

The Mid-State Classic High School Rodeo is hosted by our own California High School Rodeo Association District 7 (Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties). Rodeo fun continues through the weekend, November 16-18, 2018, with the capping of the All-Around Cowboy and Cowgirl on Sunday.

Jackpot Team Roping – Open to Other Contestants

Rodeo contestants, are you looking to loosen up your swinging arm and get into the fun and action of Jackpot Team Roping? Friday night, November 16, 2018 at the Mid-State Classic High School Rodeo is the place for you!

Mid-State Classic High School Rodeo Events

Plan to attend each day of the entire weekend November 16-18, 2018 to catch all the Rodeo excitement as CHSRA High School rodeo stars compete in a variety of rodeo events. Participants in grades 9-12 will be competing in 13 events:

  • Rein Cow Horse
  • Boys/Girls Cutting
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Bareback Riding
  • Bull Riding
  • Tie Down Roping
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Team Roping
  • Barrel Racing
  • Pole Bending
  • Goat Tying
  • Breakaway Roping

While any CHSRA member may enter the rodeo, contestants from Districts 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9 will be competing for points for year-end placing within their respective districts. CHSRA District 7 has been hosting the Mid-State Classic for over 28 years.

Mid-State Classic High School Rodeo Event Schedule

High School Rodeos consist of two go-rounds for each event and here is the schedule:

Prizes and Participant Qualifications

Saddles will be awarded to the All-Around Cowboy and Cowgirl (determined by most points earned during the rodeo) among other awards to champions and reserve event winners.

CHSRA members, while high school students, do not compete on behalf of their high schools as in traditional sports.  However, each member must maintain a G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher and remain in good standing at their respective school and with the high school rodeo association on a district, state, and national level.

Members compete in an average of 10 rodeos throughout the school year beginning in September through April.  At each rodeo, members earn points when placing in the top 10 of each go-round and in the average.  At the end of the year, the top 5 point-earners in each event will represent their district at the CHSRA State Finals which is held in Bishop, CA in June.  While at the State Finals, members compete for one of 4 qualifying positions for the National High School Finals Rodeo.  The 2018 NHSFR will be held in Rock Springs, Wyoming in July.

Special Events of the Mid-State Classic High School Rodeo

Rodeo participants and spectators can take part in a several weekend activities:

Jackpot Team Roping – Friday, November 16th

  • Sign Ups at 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Roping begins @7:30 pm
  • OPEN TO PUBLIC – contestants need not be CHSRA members
    • #8 Handicap Pick & Draw – 3 for $60

Other Rodeo Activities for Everyone

  • Silent Auction (Opens Saturday @ 10 am)
  • Various vendors will have booths with merchandise ranging from western clothing to tack to western décor.
  • NFR Tickets Raffle (Tickets will be sold during the event with the drawing to be held Sunday afternoon).
  • Collection site for Toys (new/unwrapped), Gift Cards, Non-perishable Food Items. Donations will be delivered to A Season of Hope, with all donations remaining on the Central Coast.

Free Spectator Admission for the Whole Weekend of Fun

Admission to the Mid-State Classic High School Rodeo is free for all spectators. The Jackpot Team Roping event participation is open to the public (horses not provided). Contestants can enter Friday evening November 16, 2018 between 6:00-7:00 (see flyer above for more information).

Enjoy the rest of the activities going on throughout the weekend. A schedule of events can be picked up on-site and viewed in story above. Anyone can participate in the Silent Auction, enjoy the vendor booths, buy NFR tickets and bring donations for A Season of Hope.

So grab your favorite cowboy hat, pull on those cowboy boots and jeans and head on over to the Mid-State Classic High School Rodeo held at the Paso Robles Event Center November 16 – 18, 2018.

Cover Photo by Susanne Usher: Rhett Varian ropes a calf

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