ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, how about supporting the Cenla Rodeo Club?
Friday through Sunday students in 6th through 12th grade from rodeo clubs all across Louisiana will come together to compete at the high school rodeo held at the LSU AgCenter.
There will be a variety of competitions to watch like team roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, goat tying and calf roping.
Cenla's rodeo club is made up of 23 students who compete all year for a chance to go to the National Junior High and High School Finals Rodeo in July, previously held in Wyoming.
The sport is not something students get coached on. Each club member practices on their own time and trains themselves to prepare for a competition almost every weekend.
"I just have a passion for it, I love to compete," said Cenla Rodeo Club Vice President Garrett Davis. "I love to be around rodeos with my friends. There is so much hard work and dedication leading up to competing, and coming here and prepping, it is just a thrill."
Points earned at each competition add up and eventually the top four students in the state from each category are picked to go to nationals.
Cenla Rodeo Club President Riley Nugent said he couldn't be more proud of his team for always giving it their all.
"In each one of these events every contestant here has practiced and worked their butts off to get to where they are now," said Nugent. "They don't get enough recognition at the high schools and everywhere else. So, we put this on in hopes that people will come and actually watch and see the amount of work we put into it."
For more information on event start times follow the attached link.