North American

Official State Sports of the USA

A number of States in America have Official State Sports:

Massachusetts Basketball & Volleyball, Minnesota Ice Hockey

Maryland Jousting

Colorado Pack Burro Racing, Texas Rodeo, Alaska Dog Mushing

California Surfing, Hawaii Surfing.

The records of these sports are included below:

Minnesota Ice Hockey:

Adult Hockey Association Twin Cities Winter League 2011-Present

Adult Hockey Association Twin Cities Summer League 2013-Present

American Racing & Rodeo

There are a few different American Sports such as Rodeo in Texas which are Official State Sports. Others include Alaska Dog Mushing (racing with a Husky and Sled), Colorado Pack Burro Racing (racing a donkey with supplies up a mountain), and Cowboy Polo (originally started in New Mexico but now only played in Montana).

Texas Rodeo

PRCA Rodeo World Championships (Years): 2013

Colorado Pack Burro Racing

Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation

Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation Race Winners 2010-Present

Canadian Sports

Canadian Sports

Also included here are the sports Native to Canada which aren’t Major League sports, such as Ringette (a version of Ice Hockey where no contact is allowed, that is played with a straight stick and ring rather than curved stick and puck)

Canadian Rigette:

Ringette Nova Scotia Women’s Recreational League 2015-2020

Native American


Stickball is a Native American (Choctaw) sport similar to Baseball.

The Choctaws gave Ireland a consignmentt of grain during the famine as they could identify with the starvation. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar paid the first ever visit by a sitting Taoiseach to the Choctaw Nation on St. Patrick’s Day 2018, and played a bit of Stickball.

Here is an Irish Times article on his visit: [Accessed 27 June 2019]

Ulama-Pok Ta Pok

Native American sports include Native Mexican Sports, such as Ulama (Pok ta Pok) the Native Mexican, Guatemalan and Belize Team Sport which is played with the hips

Ulama Regional Tournament (Mexico, Belize)

Ulama Mesoamerican Ball Game Tournament 2017-2018