Cauy Pool won last years Scholarship Bronc Riding.
Western States Ranch Rodeo Association Scholarship Program
Western States Ranch Rodeo Association
What is the WSRRA Scholarship Program?
- The goal of the program is to assist rodeo athletes and students pursuing a college degree in an agriculture related field through the awarding of scholarships.
- Also part of the program is the recruitment and assistance of new participants for WSRRA ranch bronc riding through schools and an annual scholarship jackpot for young riders held at the National Finals.
Scholarship Application Form
The Word Docx application: wsrrascholarshipapplication11-27
The pdf application : wsrrascholarshipapplication11-27
WSRRA Scholarship Program 2017
During the summer of 2017 High Desert Rough Stock and the Harney County Ranch Rodeo hosted a fundraiser concert featuring Adrian Brannan and Levi Harris at Burns Oregon to kick off the HC Ranch Rodeo. Funds were raised to assist with the WSRRA Program. Local sponsors from the Harney County Area pitched in to cover the cost of the Concert and to assist the Burns FFA chapter serving food as a fundraiser during the Event. The Concert was a great success and is being planned again for 2018.
Adrian Brannan & Levi Harris photos by Andi Harmon
National Finals Fund Raising Activities
At the 2017 National Finals Mincer Silversmiths of Fallon Nevada rejoined the Scholarship program in a big way. John Mincer designed, donated and raffled off an amazing pair of spurs as a fundraiser for the Scholarship Program.
John’s design is unique and specifically represents the importance of supporting youth. “The silver line in these spurs represents the youth of our nation. Youth are the lifeline of the future. Our youth are ambassadors of our heritage and way of life and will make a difference in future generations.” John Mincer
Bridger Hake was the lucky winner of the spur raffle and $1631.00 was raised for the program. Thank you everyone for buying tickets and thank you John Mincer.
The current plan is to introduce a year long fundraising campaign with advertising and raffle featuring a pair of spurs. Raffle tickets will be available through out the season with the drawing taking place at the WSRRA National Finals. Be sure to stop by the Mincer web site and check out their incredible products and tell them thank you! http://www.mincersilversmiths.com/
Also new in 2017, Chaz Mitchell jumped on board donating and raffling a custom 100x hat for the WSRRA Scholarship program.
Crystal Stull from Mitchell NE was the winner! $1585 was raised from the raffle for the program!
Make sure you check out Chaz’s page and his amazing products and tell him thanks! https://www.facebook.com/ChazMitchellCustomHatZ/
National Finals Scholarship Jackpot
In its third year the jackpot was highly successful in bringing outstanding young men to the Finals and doing our part to ensure the future of bronc riding. We would like to thank Lee Daggett and Mountain High Broncs and Bulls for again being a part of this great program.
The riders for the 2017 Scholarship Jackpot pictured left to right Noah Mort, Corbin Palmer and Cole Biggers.
Photo by Jana Wilcox
My Name is Noah Mort and I am a 14-year-old freshman at Burns High School from Burns, Oregon. I have buckarood in Eastern Oregon while growing up but, I just started riding ranch broncs this past summer. I attended two separate ranch bronc schools to learn the fundamentals and get the proper instruction on how to do things right. I have been to a few ranch bronc events this year and my future plans are to college rodeo while I pursue a degree in Agricultural Science.
My name is Corbin Palmer, I am 14 years old and I attend high school at Harper, Oregon. I started riding broncs this June and attended several schools and events. One of my future goals is to go to collage and get some type of a degree in automotive mechanics.
I’m Cole Biggers I’m 15 years old I attend high school at Emmett, Idaho. This year is my first year riding saddle and ranch bronc. I attended multiple schools this year and competed in events in Oregon and Idaho including the ICA Finals in novice saddle bronc. My future goals are to ride broncs, to have a ranch of my own, and make an honest living.
Noah Mort was the winner of the jackpot with the highest score on two head.
Photos by Jana Wilcox
WSRRA Scholarship Program 2016
In its 2nd year, 2016, the Scholarship Jackpot consisted of three riders. The first performance our riders reduced down to two due to sickness. Justis Kelly, a freshman at TVCC from Ely NV and Cauy Pool, a senior at Fossil, Oregon each competed on 3 horses with the highest score going to Cauy Pool. Cauy was awarded a buckle and scholarship funds of $300 to assist him with his future education goals. Justis was awarded $200 to assist him with his horse production degree at TVCC. Due to a lower than anticipated sponsor level the additional scholarship component was delayed until fall of 2017. 2016 Awards were made possible by Lee Daggett and Mountain High Broncs & Bulls, Leon Gage, Jordanne Pruitt, High Desert Rough Stock, J-D Canvas, Yeti and Marc Page.
The beginning of the WSRRA Scholarship Program
In 2015 the WSRRA created the Novice Scholarship Jackpot to be held at the WSRRA National Finals at Winnemucca Nevada. For the first event there was 6 riders invited to enter originating from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. Riders each got on one horse during either the Friday or Saturday performance with the top 3 scoring riders brought back for the finals round on Sunday. The three finalists are from left to right Kent Batton, Zalin Aritolla and C.J. Wall. Also pictured is Bonnie Rasmussen of High Desert Rough Stock. A custom bit was donated by Mincer Silver Smiths of Fallon, NV and raffled off as a fundraiser. Sponsors donated to the jackpot to help cover added money and stock cost. A buckle was awarded to the winner Zalin Arritola with cash pay out to top two and a custom bronc halter to the 3rd place rider.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
Multiple Scholarships will be awarded to deserving agriculture and rodeo affiliated High School seniors or college students with agriculture in their background or in their career studies.
- Be a current senior in high school progressing satisfactorily toward graduation or a current full time (12 hours per quarter/semester) college student.
- Have a 3.0 or higher accumulative GPA.
- Be an active WSRRA member or a dependent of an active WSRRA member.
Funding For Scholarship Program
Funding for scholarship awards and a scholarship jackpot bronc riding will be collected through the selling of tickets on donated items during the Finals, auctions, fund raising events, event sponsors and donations.
Novice Bronc Riding Jackpot Structure
Participation in the jackpot will not be an eligibility requirement for the WSRRA Scholarship.
An additional portion of the program is structured to encourage novice riders to participate in the WSRRA Ranch Bronc Riding. This will be accomplished through providing a jackpot event during the WSRRA National Finals with skill appropriate stock. A Novice Bronc Riding Jackpot will be held during the WSRRA National Finals. The jackpot will consist of 3-6 riders and the highest accumulative score wins. There will be an entry fee charged with a portion going towards stock charges. This event will provide a great opportunity for participants and the winner will be given a buckle and cash payout.
WSRRA Scholarship Program 2018
This will be the most exciting year for the program yet! We are accepting applications for scholarships now and plans are being made to have the best fund raising season yet!
Keep current with what’s happening with the WSRRA Scholarship Program on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/wsrrascholarshipprogram/ and the WSRRA web site at http://www.wsrra.org/events/wsrra-scholarship-program/
If you have questions about applying for a scholarship or about the WSRRA Scholarship Program please get in touch at 916-296-2326.