What is the Jr. SRA
The Junior Southern Rodeo Association (Jr. SRA) is one of the largest Junior Rodeo Associations in the United States. Supported by it's proceeds from local and national sponsors, this association celebrates the years of history by continuing to offer a strong tradition of rodeo as allegiance for the western lifestyle. With these incredible opportunites for families, this tradition will only continue to grow our industry.
The Jr. SRA was established in the late 1950's as the "youth" division of the Southern Rodeo Association. The Southern Rodeo Association is the oldest rodeo association east of the Mississippi. The association was formed by the grandparents and great grandparents of the many kids competing today. The Jr. SRA offers Pee Wee, Junior and Senior versions of all the standard rodeo events. The association is open to boys and girls up to age 18 years of age. The association provides the perfect training ground for up and coming rodeo stars. The likes of National and International World Champions Jerome Davis, Robert Lloyd, Luke Brown Jr., Boyce Knox and Cory Kidd got their start in the Jr. SRA.
What happens at a Jr. SRA Rodeo?
A Jr. SRA Rodeo is much the same as any Professional or Senior Rodeo. Our contestants abide by the same rules as the adults do in the Senior Rodeos. There are a few changes made to adjust to the size of the contestants. We start off with a salute to America including the national anthem, a prayer to our Lord and Savior, and then its Cowboys and Cowgirls on parade in our grand entry. Next we move right into the rough stock events with the Pee Wee Muttin Bustin (4-6 year old cowboys and cowgirls vs 100 lb sheep). We offer 4 levels of rough stock riding: sheep, calves, steers, and bulls. This prepares the kids to move up to the Senior Rodeos. We have breakaway calf roping for the younger kids and the girls, and tie down calf roping for those cowboys 12 years and up. The standard cowgirl events of barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying are divided into three groups. Team roping is also offered for the cowboys who are handy with a rope. All Pee Wee and Junior events are open to both boys and girls. The Senior events go by the same guidelines followed in Senior Rodeos. The rodeo always ends with a good section of Bull Riding with the determination and equal try to that of the pros. Most importantly, the family atmosphere and learning to win and lose in competition, build character in kids that will last a lifetime.
Jr.SRA Age Groups
Pee Wee – Ages 6 and under
Muttin Bustin, Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending
Junior – Ages 7-10
Calf Riding, Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Team Roping
Senior – Ages 11-17
Boys events: Calf Roping, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Chute Doggin, Steer Riding,Bull Riding
Girls events: Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending
What ever age you are as of November 1st determines what age group you will compete in
How do I get involved with the Jr. SRA?
To participate in the events, you must apply for membership. Applications can be downloaded from our Application link at the top of the website.
Mail the completed application, a photo copy of your birth certificate and the membership fee to:
Jr. SRA, 15700 Ewart Road - Huntersville NC 28078
**CALL IN Monday before each rodeo to Debbie Colyer
If you are interested in producing a Jr. SRA rodeo please contact:
Jr. SRA President Eddie Almond: 704-902-9300
Other Jr. SRA Board Members include:
Vice President: Barry Ussery - 704-363-7954
Secretary/Treasurer- - Glennis Ussery
Cliff Brown, Scott Tucker, Amy Humphries, Kevin Colvard, Steve Sanders, Travis Lewis, Kerry Earnhardt, Jeff Worley, Scott Tucker, Debbie Colyer, Tracy Arrington