Since the spring The Cowboy Capital of the World has been itching for rodeo action. Getting its wish – in a way, at least – the California High School Rodeo Association (CHSRA) District 5 will return to Oakdale this month. Competition for the high school competitors is scheduled on Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17. The two-day rodeo action will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday evening at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds on East F Street.
CHSRA District 5 events include barrel racing, bareback, saddle bronc, saddle bronc steers, bull riding, goats (boys and girls), tie down, steer wrestling, chute dogging, breakaway (boys and girls), team roping, poles and ribbon roping. Top high school rodeo athletes will be competing in the rodeo, including locals from the 209 area code.
This will be the second event at the rodeo grounds, as CHSRA was in action in September. More CHSRA District 5 events are scheduled for November 2020.
As of press time, however, officials reported that no spectators will be allowed to attend the event due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions.