Welcome to the Junior World Finals


Junior World Finals
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The YETI Junior World Finals will host more than 800 contestants within the Wrangler Rodeo Arena over the 10 days in December. Located in the heart of Las Vegas each contestant competes at the Las Vegas Convention Center. These young athletes will compete for more than $1 million in combined cash and prize payout on their quest to claim a coveted Montana Silversmiths championship buckle. It’s the Junior World Finals.


Making The Most Of Her Opportunity

Tru Blue Most came into this year with a checklist. “My goal was just to make it to the finals, let my horse work and have clean runs,” the 14-year-old barrel racer from Longview, Washington, said Saturday. “And she definitely did that for me.” That would be an understatement. Most and Rockette won the Kelly […]

Sister Act

The Kelly Kaminski Run for Vegas junior barrel racing event has been a family affair for some of the competitors at this year’s Junior World Finals. Three sets of sisters – Logann and Paisley Busick of Atascadero, California; Brittan Dee and Jentri Hill of Sulphur Springs, Texas; and Kaylee and Kandice Eiter of Hayden, Idaho […]

Showdown Saturday

The finals fields are set for the timed events for the 2022 Junior World Finals. The 10-day rodeo comes to a close with finals in six events – pole bending, barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping, breakaway roping and tie-down roping. Friday started with the Kelly Kaminski Run for Vegas 17 and under pole bending. […]

Roping a Title

McCrae Fillmore and Swade Olsen made the most of their first trip here to compete in the Junior World Finals open team roping competition. The two Utah cowboys had a businessman-like 6.9-second run Thursday in the short go-round to win the average title with a five-run time of 37.80 seconds. “Before we went in there […]

Steffen Leads The Way In Senior Barrel Racing

Adriene Steffen has a short memory, which is a necessity when competing in multiple events. And it’s a trait the Sisters, Oregon, cowgirl used to her advantage Thursday at the Junior World Finals. “I knocked a pole over this morning, which was really disappointing,” Steffen said. Less than an hour later Steffen reentered the Wrangler […]