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NPRA finals coming

The finals of the Northwest Pro Rodeo Association (NPRA) will be held in the Historic Horse Arena at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23.

The finals consist of the top 12 cowboys and cowgirls in 11 events (bareback, saddlebronc, bullriding, tie-down roping, breakaway roping, team roping, steer wrestling, wild cow milking, barrel racing, novice saddle bronc and novice bareback).

The finals start at 7 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday rodeo times are 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets on Friday range from $26 to $28, while Saturday’s prices range from $16 to $22.50. To purchase tickets visit

The Northwest Professional Rodeo Association consists of nearly 400 rodeos throughout the year with over 1,000 contestants.