Grant Garza, a Kingsville native, will be traveling to Abilene June 8-15 to compete in the Texas High School Rodeo Association State Finals.
The state finals rodeo is an annual week-long event where high school students across Texas and surrounding states compete. Numerous awards, scholarships and the opportunity to represent Texas at the National High School Finals Rodeo held each July are all up for grabs.
Contestants compete in rodeos throughout the year in one of 10 regions across the state. At the last rodeo of regional level competition, the top 10 competitors in each event are announced. These contestants are then given the opportunity to represent their region on the state level at the THSRA state finals.
Grant Garza, an H.M. King High School freshman and THSRA Region 8 member, will be competing on the state level in boys cutting. Grant won the boys cutting event in Region 8 and was awarded a Double J saddle. He also earned points in team roping which helped him win THSRA Region 8 Boys Rookie of the Year.
“This was my first year to cut, and I’m excited to have qualified for state my freshman year,” Grant said.
Grant will be competing in boys cutting on June 13-14.
Rodeo performances, as well as other events held throughout the week, are open to the public each morning and afternoon. Shuttle services will be offered on the Taylor County Expo Center grounds, and tickets will be sold at the gates. Schedule updates will be posted to the THSRA Facebook and Twitter pages regularly throughout the week.
The Texas High School Rodeo Association is a 501-C non-profit organization, which is the largest, most prestigious state high school rodeo association in the nation. THSRA sponsors more than 125 rodeos per year throughout 10 regions across Texas.
The rodeo year begins in August and concludes with the Texas High School Finals Rodeo in June. It is here, at the largest rodeo in the state of Texas, where “The Elite Compete” featuring the top cowboys and cowgirls from each region who compete for the honor of representing the state at the National High School Finals Rodeo held each July in Wyoming.