State High School Rodeo

By Aaron Smith

With June just around the corner, so too is the annual State High School Rodeo. This is the fourth year that this statewide event has been held at the Fallon County Fairgrounds here in Baker. The State rodeo draws in crowds of people from all over the state, and there are plenty of events for everyone to enjoy.

The rodeo kicks off with the Queen Competition on Monday, June 3. From there, events are held throughout the week. Some of these include the first rounds of the Cutting and Reined Cow Horse events on Tuesday, June 4 and the Shooting Competition on Wednesday, June 5.

Along with events to watch, there’s plenty of things for spectators to partake in. In between events, spectators can enjoy food and drink at any of the nearby booths within the fairgrounds. Along with this, there will be booths selling merchandise as well.

PRCA Extreme Bronc Riding will be held on Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. Thirty contestants will include 15 of the top 20 guys in the PRCA World Standings. Also, the event will include the best from the Montana PRCA circuit. This is a world class event coming to Baker with world class contestants and stock from four different contractors bringing their top stock.

Friday, June 7, the day begins with the start of the second go around at 9:30 a.m. The rodeo will officially come to an end on Saturday, June 8. The final day of the State Rodeo will begin with the Queen Coronation at 11:30 a.m. After that, the Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame Scholarship will be presented, the championship round will be held, and the awards will be presented.

Whether it be for family and friends, food, or just plain fun, everyone from Kalispell to Ekalaka can look forward to all sorts of things to enjoy at this year’s High School State Rodeo. Good luck to all of the participants as well. June 3 is right around the corner!