The following is a press release from the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau:
LAKE CHARLES, La. (March 22, 2012)—Southwest Louisiana has roped 'em back in, as the Louisiana High School & Junior High Rodeo Finals return to the Burton Coliseum for the first time since 2001. Southwest Louisiana is ready to get back in the saddle again after hosting the finals for more than 53 years.
The rodeo finals will be held in Lake Charles at Burton Coliseum with the Junior High Finals taking place June 1-3 and the High School finals taking place June 5-9. The rodeo has more than 300 contestants from all over the state, all striving to be named champion.