Grady Johnson

NWYRA President

Thad Tyler

Co Vice-President & Roping Co-Manager

Katie Doran


Sarah Bills

Barrel Coordinator & Sponsorship Co-Manager

Courtney Scott

Pole Coordinator & Sponsorship Co-Manager

Christina Mauk

Goat Coordinator

Josh FitzGerald

Co-Vice President & Rough Stock Co-Manager

Trevor Scott

Rough Stock Co-Manager

Shaun Bills

Roping Co-Manager

Kendra Tyler

Pre-PeeWee Co-Manager

Stacy Houston

Volunteer Coordinator

Twynann Naegeli

Treasurer, Grand Entry & Flag Carrier Co-Coordinator

Amber Riesterer

Grand Entry, Flag Carrier Co-Coordinator and Court Coordinator

Nataly Mattox

Pre-PeeWee Co-Manager

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. NWYRA 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 NWYRA is built.



  • Organization Founded in 1974

  • Non-Profit Tax Exempt Association

  • Serving the Entire Pacific Northwest

  • Open to all Cowboys and Cowgirls Ages 4 Years Through High School (maximum age 19)

  • 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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