Roll Call of Champions
Here are the current standings from some of the
Fall rodeos -- Pine River, Rose City and Hugo, plus our four cuttings. All
points posted on the web are
unofficial. Official information can only be obtained from our Rodeo
For the first time, we've actually downloaded
the rodeo results from Arena Manager into an Excel Pivot Table to create our
Leader Board. It's the newest feature of using our rodeo software...
and lots easier on our Rodeo Secretary!
In early Spring 2005, a summary of the Fall
2004 results will be mailed to each member. In the meantime, we will labor
to keep the web results current and correct.
This is a brief description of what takes place with the rodeo results and
scoring. For many families, especially those new to MHSRA, it is surprising just
how many steps are required to collect information to score a rodeo.
- While the rodeo is in action, lots of data is collected.
- The rodeo secretary is entering the results on to a sheet of paper
similar to what the judge and timers use.
- The judges write down their information (including infractions or
penalties) in scorebooks which they carry with them.
- The back-up timers record their times and scores, too.
Remember, during the rodeo slack and performance we announce “unofficial”
results over the loudspeakers. But, remember that we have not yet collected
all the official paperwork. Sometimes new information comes out (as you’ll
see) and sometimes the announcer simply makes mistakes and announces wrong
times or scores.
- When the performance is over but before the officials leave
the arena, the judges go through their sheets with the rodeo secretary to
confirm the input to the books. Wherever needed, back-up timer sheets are
referenced (though not often).
- Immediately after the performance, Arena Manager (our rodeo computer
program) is used to do a print out of the day’s activities. Quick averages
are also calculated from Arena Manager when that’s needed.
- When the entire weekend is over, the rodeo secretary takes the paperwork
home. It’s quite a stack of paperwork, even with the help of the computer!
Usually, the rodeo secretary is the last person to leave the arena at the
end of the rodeo… and now you know why!
Now, the most important part… the FINAL AUDIT of
rodeo results by the Rodeo Secretary.
- While at home, the books are gone through with a fine tooth
comb using Arena Manager and all official paperwork. The final results of
the each rodeo are established, and the averages are finalized, too.
- Now, the final results from each rodeo are given over to the Rodeo Secretary.
Based on the final results from each rodeo, points for every event are
allocated and recorded. Arena Manager keeps track of these points for us,
and let’s us view the point totals many different ways because it is a
“relational database.” It even helps us add up points to name our all-around
champions and weekend event champions.
- The Rodeo and Rodeo Secretary then distributes the final
results and points. A copy of points is sent to our webmaster who
displays them on our website, www.mnhsra.org.
- We are as careful as we can to announce the correct results and points.
However, sometimes the webpage does not match the official points due to a
copy-and-paste issue as we transfer one page to another. And sometimes
points and scores are announced at the rodeos but are inaccurate until the
FINAL AUDIT. Remember, until the Final Audit the results are still
- The official and accurate results and points stay in the secretary’s
book and Arena Manager Program.
If you have a question or concern, I would be more than happy to show you the
books and we can discuss the concern. Our email address is
or you can call me in the evenings at (218) 943-1780.
I wish you each success and I will see you at the next rodeo!
2005 Rodeo Secretary
Still have questions or concerns? Feel free to contact our
Rodeo Secretary directly.
16910 County Road 3 NE
Leader BoardFall 2004 Spring 2005 2005 Queen Contest 2005 MHSFR 2005 NHSFR Fall 2005 Horse of the Year