Welcome to the 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.


Raising The Bar

Las Vegas Events keeps raising the bar at the YETI Junior World Finals. This year’s rodeo, which features the top young cowboys and cowgirls from across the country, takes place Dec. 7-16 in Vegas. In recent years the JWF, which began as the Junior National Finals Rodeo, has added events – steer wrestling and saddle […]

On The Move

By Jack Nowlin The YETI Junior World Finals is on the move. The rodeo, which brings the top young cowboys and cowgirls from across the country, as well as from Canada and Mexico, to Las Vegas each December is staying close to home, though. “This year’s Junior World Finals will be located in Central Hall 2 (of the Las Vegas Convention Center),” said […]

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. […]