A high school tradition unlike any other, the state rodeo finals at the Bannock County Fairgrounds.
 
The competition will be going on all week, and it's a chance for pocatello to be a host for the state rodeo scene.
 
"Pocatello has been awesome. The chamber of commerce, the county commissioners, the people here at the events center are fabulous taking care of us, so we enjoy being in Pocatello," said Idaho High School Rodeo Association secretary Melanie Crist.
 
the IHSRA is the third largest high school rodeo organization by membership in the United States, only behind Texas and Utah.
 
Crist says the Bannock County events center is one of the only venues in the state that can handle the size of the state rodeo, and they're even getting close to outgrowing it.
 
And to keep a crowd of that size entertained, you're gonna need some new attractions.
 
"We did add something new, we always try to have a charity if you will, and so our queen contestants throughout the week sell 50/50 raffle tickets, those proceeds this year are going to the American Cancer Society," said Crist.
 
And any time you have this large an audience come together for one big event, it's a good time to rally around not only the success of the kids, but a good cause.
 
"Each day we wear a different color shirt that represents a cancer, so we've kind of got a whole cancer awareness theme going on this week, similar to relay for life, only we dubbed it rodeo for life," said Crist.
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