By: Con Marshall
The Chadron State College rodeo will open the schedule in the Central Rocky Mountain Region this weekend, Sept. 15-17, at the Dawes County Fairgrounds at the north end Chadron.
With at least 500 entries anticipated there will be plenty of action and competition.
Slack sessions will begin at 1 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday so all the contestants can compete. They are open to the public without charge. The evening performances will start at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The top 10 in all nine events will advance to finals that will begin at 10 o’clock Sunday, preceded by Cowboy Church at 8 a.m. in the fairgrounds grandstand.
Chadron State’s new rodeo coach, Lane Day, is excited about this year’s team. He believes it has lots of potential.
There are 17 cowgirls and 13 cowboys on the rosters. More than half of the women have joined the team this fall while all but four of the men competed for Chadron State last season. Fifteen of the women and nine of the men are Nebraskans.
General admission to the evening performances and the finals on Sunday is $10 per person except youths 12 and under who will be admitted free. There’s also no charge for CSC students, employees and Golden Eagles, the retired CSC personnel.