Welcome to the Junior World Finals


Junior World Finals
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The YETI Junior World Finals presented by 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.


The Competiton

After months of qualifying events across the country, the top youth cowboys and cowgirls are ready to descend on Las Vegas for the 2022 YETI Junior World Finals. Contestants from 39 states, as well as Canada, Mexico and Australia, will compete for $1 million in prizes, cash and scholarships Dec. 1-10 at the Wrangler Rodeo […]

Team Roping Changes For The Better

Get ready for some changes in this year’s Junior World Finals team roping competition. Whitney Mitchell has replaced Bret Beach as the producer of the event, but this isn’t her first (Junior World Finals) rodeo. Mitchell first got involved two years ago when she created a website (juniorworldteamroping.com) to help the contestants and their families […]

Chasing The Gold Buckle

When the Junior World Finals began in 2015 the hope was to bring rodeo contestants from across the country together to compete in a 10-day event that would give them a taste of what cowboys and cowgirls get to experience at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Seven years later that dream has become a reality. […]

Behind the Scenes

Once again, Las Vegas is the place to be for fans of the Western lifestyle in early December. Not only is the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in town at the Thomas & Mack Center, but the YETI Junior World Finals returns to the Wrangler Rodeo Arena inside the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Las Vegas […]

The Growth of Social Media

The Junior World Finals continues to grow, both in and out of the Wrangler Rodeo Arena. Now in its fifth year running concurrently with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the Junior World Finals features some of the top young cowboys and cowgirls ranging in age from 8-19 competing in nine events: bareback bronc riding, saddle […]