Not their first rodeo |

Not their first rodeo

As Bowman-area residents prepare for the N.D., High School Rodeo Finals the 27th time, they know families and contestants are working equally hard.

Athletes have trained, practiced and competed their way to the North Dakota High School Rodeo Finals building on past experiences much like the Bowman Area Chamber of Commerce continues to learn year after year how best to generate an atmosphere, community and facilities deemed worthy of this event. The Bowman community and local businesses are eager to welcome contestants and fans for the 2015 NDHSRF.

The amenities at the Bowman County Fairgrounds, the Dakota Winds and All Seasons Arenas as well as the Four Seasons Pavilion, provide the great facilities for the events. But the facilities dim in comparison to the volunteer force that comes together to put on the NDHS Rodeo Finals in Bowman. With over 100 volunteers including parents, grandparents, neighbors, rodeo enthusiasts, and those with time or talents to spare join forces to put on a great show. They strive to create an experience competitors won't soon forget. Volunteers are what truly make this event happen contributing time, money, equipment, expertise, manpower, and so much more to make each element of the weekend a success. An event that doesn't happen overnight, volunteers begin planning for the next year's Finals shortly after the event wraps.

This year's rodeo packs tons of activity into the weekend with events kicking-off Thursday and continuing through Sunday. To stay up-to-date on happenings and the build-up toward the event follow the NDHSRF Committee's Facebook page at:

Tim Fuller will draw you in to a conversation about rodeo as he announces the fast-paced action accompanied by music entertainer Jill's Sound. Fuller, of Ramona, Okla., has been a rodeo announcer for 25 years, including time with the NHSFR. Jill Franzen has provided sound to a wide range of rodeos for over 14 years, never competing with the rodeo action, but always enhancing it. This duo will create an energetic performance everyone will be talking about.

High School rodeo contestants that make it to the state finals compete in two preliminary rounds Friday and Saturday, trying to qualify for the finals Sunday afternoon. The top four competitors at the state level are qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals in July. In addition to all of the rodeo action, vendors, concessions, Cowboy Church and entertainment are all available throughout rodeo weekend in Bowman. For more information about available amenities, community activities and all that Bowman has to offer visit

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North Dakota High School Rodeo Finals

Bowman, North Dakota

June 11- 14


Cutting 1st & 2nd Go 8 am All Seasons Arena

Rifle & Trap Shoot 1 pm Bowman Golf Course

Queen Horsemanship 1 pm All Seasons Arena

NDHSRA Member Family Team Roping 6 pm Dakota Winds Arena

Queen Pageant & Social 7 pm 4-Seasons Pavilion


Morning Performance 10 am Dakota Winds Arena

Cutting Short Go 1 pm All Seasons Arena

Evening Performance 6 pm Dakota Winds Arena

Teen Dance –K Hook 9:30 pm 4-Seasons Pavilion

Saturday: Breakfast 8 – 10 am 4-Seasons Pavilion

Morning Performance 10 am Dakota Winds Arena

Queen Social 2 – 3:30 pm Flowers & Cappuccino by Lasting Visions

Evening Performance 6 pm Dakota Winds Arena

Cowboy Prom –K Hook 9:30 pm 4-Seasons Pavilion


Breakfast 8 am – 12 pm 4-Seasons Pavilion

Cowboy Church 11 am All Seasons Arena

Queen Coronation 12:30 pm Dakota Winds Arena

Rodeo following coronation.

–Bowman County Development Corporation