Welcome to the official site of the
Mid-States Rodeo Association (MSRA).
The MSRA is based in Michigan and sanctions rodeos throughout the Midwest states including Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Our members compete in the seven standard rodeo events: Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling as well as Ladies Breakaway Roping.
The MSRA is proud to promote professional rodeo as a sport; to strive at all times to insure honesty and fairness to both the contestant and producer; to create an amicable relationship among stock contractors and to inspect, sanction and advertise rodeos being sponsored in accordance with association standards.
The regular Rodeo season is in the books, and the Mid-States Finals Rodeo is around the corner. We would like to thank all the members for supporting the MSRA rodeos this season. We had 55 rodeos put on by our four contractors, Flying Star Rodeo, 3-J Rodeo, South Plains Rodeo, and Twisted P Rodeo, thank you all for your hard work. The MSFR will be held October 13 & 14th @ WB Ranch in Swanton Ohio. October 12th is the Back Number and “Of the year Awards” banquet at The Bunker Bar hall @ 1950 S. Eber Rd. Holland Ohio which is 15 minutes from WB Ranch. The banquet is free to MSRA members, Rodeo Committees, Sponsors, and a donation is appreciated for family and friends of contestants. The dinner will start at 6:30, presentations to follow. RSVP is needed to the MSRA office as soon as possible for your reservations. The banquet is mandatory for MSFR qualifiers. Please dress your best and have a great time. The Host Hotel is Baymont Inn Swanton Ohio, Call for reservations 419-491-3369 ask for Victoria and let them know you are with the Mid-States Rodeo.
If you need an electric hook up for the finals it is a first come first serve and is a $50.00 fee. One stall will be provided to each Timed event contestant provided by the MSRA(shavings are not supplied). If you need an additional stall you can purchase it onsite the day of check in for $25. Early arrivals may start Thursday morning. Friday October 13th @ 9:00 am Timed event cattle will be run through and sorted, 12:oo stock contractors meeting and a contestant meeting will be @ 3:00 pm. Rodeo starts at 7:00. General Membership meeting will be held in the bleachers at the finals September 14th @ 10:00 am. If you need more information, please contact Steve or Kandi @ the MSRA office. For entry information for the MSFR please see the long listings on the website www.midstatesrodeo.com
Sanctioned and Co-Sanctioned Mid-States Rodeos this year have paid out over $500,000 to contestants going down the road, a big thank you to all the Rodeo committees, sponsors, stock contractors and contestants. The MSFR will be paying out over $60,000 to contestants in two performances, plus awards.
“Of the Year Awards” voting will soon be available on the website, and voting will close on September 30th. You must be a member to vote and only one ballot is allowed per member. Rough stock of the year awards is only voted on by rough stock riders. The MSRA Board has some openings coming up so think about who you would like to nominate. Directors along with President & Vice President, and 2024 rule proposals will be voted on at the General Membership meeting at the MSFR.
I hope you come and enjoy the finals this year to cheer on the Qualifiers that earned their spot to the finals. There are so many people to thank for this year’s season, but I would like to thank our MSRA secretary Kandi Shattuck and the entire Board of Directors, Stock Contractors, secretaries, sponsors, and the great contestants that we have for making this year a great year.
SPONSORS WHO MAKE RODEO HAPPEN!
2022 Sponsors list
STR Transport, Beastmaster Rodeo Gear, Boot Barn, Randisigner.com, Tom’s Western Store, Custom Componets, Tri State Forest Products, Bronco Western Supply
MSU Rodeo Club, Rodeo On The Pond, Lake Side Arena, Wallace Auto & Steve & Kandi Shattuck
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tie Down Roping