NDRA Finals Rodeo

Watford City, ND

September 23th & 24th

Watford City, ND

McKenzie County Fairgrounds Multipurpose Building

Friday, September 23th at 7 pm CT

Saturday, September 24th at 6 pm CT


Click here for Finals day sheet


2022 NDRA Finals Personnel

Judges - Chuck Christman, Denny Heid & Rick Sigvaldsen
Bullfighters- Cody Kehr & Layton Woodbury
Pick Up Men - Ryan Hanna & Wayne DeWitt
TimersMindy Sigvaldsen & Kami Kling
Finals SecretaryKristie Abrahamson

Finals Information

Check in:

Check in for the finals will start at 3 PM CT in the indoor arena upstairs in the office at the top of the stairs. There will be one companion pass issued per contestant and they must be present when checking in. No loose wristbands will be given out. Stock Contractors will be issued three wristbands and will need to be present to be put on by the secretary.

Open Arena:

The indoor arena will be open to ride in from 3:30-5:30 pm CT on Friday and 2:30-4:30 pm CT on Saturday. The outdoor arena is available for warming up your horses.

Finals Ground Rules:

Click here for a listing of ground rules for the finals.

Finals Contestants Group Pictures:

Mandatory Contestant Meeting Friday September 23th, 5 pm CT. This will be a short meeting with pictures immediately following in event order. A $50 fine is assessed if you are not there. 

Please let Sara know if you have any questions. Sara Bubel 701-391-8622

Finals Contestants Awards:

All 2022 Finals & Year End Awards will be given at the NDRA Banquet, November 12th in Medora. Go Round winners will take a victory lap immediately following the event. If you are leading the performance, stay close until it is over. 

Awards presented at the Banquet will be: 

NDRA Rodeo of the Year

1st Go Buckle

2nd Go Buckle

Finals Buckle

Reserve Buckle

Year End Buckle


Horse of the Year

Rookie of the Year

All-Around Champioins


There will be no stabling your horses to your trailer during the finals overnight or creating a pen next to your trailer to keep them in.  You must purchase a stall if you are staying on the grounds or you will need to make other arrangements for keeping your horses over the weekend. 

Stalls are available and you must fill out form and send in to reserve your stall.  The McKenzie County 4-H Leaders are in charge of stalls for this year's finals. Click here to download the form and make your reservation.  Stalls are $15 per horse per night.

You must clean out your stall before you leave.  If you fail to clean out your designated stall(s) you will be assesed a $50 fine for each stall you rented that was not properly cleaned out. There will be wheel barrows and stall cleaning items available to assist in cleaning your stalls.

Lodging Information:


Host Hotel: Teddy's Residential Suites - 701-842-6480 
113 9th Ave SE - Watford City, ND 58854

$105-125 depending on the room requested/available


Host Hotel: Little Missouri Inn & Suites - 701-842-6262
109 9th Ave SE - Watford City, ND 58854

$89-109 depending on room requested/available

Vendor Booth:

If someone is interested in having a booth at this year's finals, Click here for more information and to submit your application on the vendor booth for the finals.





North Dakota Rodeo Association
Michelle Rotenberger
13003 Welch Fire Place
Ludlow, SD 57755
605-576-3266 (Central Entry)
701-516-4333 (Office Cell)
NDRA Central Entry
Michelle Rotenberger
3 - 8 p.m. MT
Most entries on Monday
Call backs on Tuesday