ABILENE, Texas — The Taylor County Expo Center announced Friday that it has won the bid to host the Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals in Abilene through 2022. The three-year contract is estimated to bring $4.8 million into the local economy.
The Expo Center has been home to the week-long championships since 1990, and will celebrate its 30th anniversary at this year’s statewide finals, scheduled for June 8-15.
”It has been an honor and privilege to host this competition for three decades, and we look forward to continuing this relationship,” Rochelle Johnson, Taylor County Expo Center director, said in the release. ”We know THSRA appreciates the community’s investment to maintain excellence at the Expo Center. These competitors deserve the best.”
The THSRA brings more than 650 Texas athletes and their families to Abilene for three reasons: the right to be called "state champions"; a chance to go on to the National High School Finals Rodeo; and the opportunity to win scholarship money.
The finals will feature a wide array of rodeo competitions to showcase the skills, hard work and determination these athletes acquire and maintain.
For more information, or to see the full schedule, go to thsra.org/.