College rodeo rides into town on Oct. 6

College rodeo rides into town on Oct. 6



Photo: Haley Blenkinsop will provide musical entertainment on Saturday, October 7

Uvalde, TX, – The Southwest Texas Junior College rodeo is the second competition event this fall in the Southern Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). The fall 2017 college rodeo season was kicked-off at Panola College in Carthage, TX on Sept. 22-23.

The Uvalde County Fairplex Rodeo Arena will see over 300 collegiate athletes, representing some 13 colleges and universities in the Southern Region perform on Oct. 6-7. 

Rodeo stock contractor Bob Champion owner of Champion Rodeo Company will provide stock for this year's event.

In the men's division, competition will be in bareback bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping and bull riding. Events for the women include barrel racing, breakaway roping, and goat tying.

Haley Blenkinsop will provide musical entertainment on Saturday.

Tickets for nightly performances are $8 pre-sale and $10 at the gate. Local ticket outlets include Country Gardens & Seed, Texas Farm Store, Rockin' R Western Wear, Hondo National Bank, Oasis Outback and SWTJC.

Children 12 and under, and SWTJC students who show a current student ID will be admitted free of charge.

The SWTJC Catholic Club will operate the concession stand at this year's rodeo, serving drinks and a variety of food items. Proceeds from the concession stand will benefit scholarships.