Board of Directors

Grady Johnson

2017 NYRA President

Brian Bailey

Co Vice-President

Thad Tyler

Co Vice-President & Co Roping Director

Katie Doran


Jessica Hull

NYRA Treasurer

Kellie Puckett

Gaming Director

Sarah Bills

Barrel Director

Courtney Scott

Pole Bending Director

Marjorie Polensky

Goat Tying Director

Josh FitzGerald

Co Rough Stock Director

Trevor Scott

Co Rough Stock Director

Shaun Bills

Co Roping Director

Kendra Tyler

Co PrePeeWee Director

Leanna Steinke

2018 NWYRA Queen and Court Director

What are we About

The Northwest Youth Rodeo Association provides an opportunity for kids to expand their world to include the sport and challenge of the rodeo. NYRA is a training ground of future rodeo champions. All skill levels are always welcome with a wide variety of events to sharpen those skills and learn new ones.

Safely mastering the challenge of each rodeo event with peer support and parental guidance, is the foundation upon which the NYRA is built.



  • Organization Founded in 1974

  • Headquartered Out of Salem, OR

  • Non-Profit Tax Exempt Association

  • Serving the Entire Pacific Northwest

  • Open to all Cowboys and Cowgirls Ages 2 Years Through High School (maximum age 18)

  • Promote and Develop Exemplary Conduct and Sportsmanship

  • Promote the Humane Treatment of All Animals

  • Develop Horsemanship and Rodeo Skills with the Focus on Safety

  • Support All Contestants to Attain Their Goals and Have Fun!

  • Preserve the Values and Traditions of the Sport of Rodeo

  • Enjoy the Camaraderie of Friends and Family

  • Build Self Confidence and Leadership Skills


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