NMSU hosts college rodeo in Las Cruces Saturday

The New Mexico State University rodeo will be at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds at 12125 Robert Larson Blvd., at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Tickets cost $5, and NMSU students and children 13 and under get in free.

The NMSU rodeo Aggies have two rodeos left, and hundreds of contestants will strive for gold and the chance to qualify for the college finals in Casper, Wyoming, June 11-16.

The Aggies will ride against the competitive colleges in the Grand Canyon Region of Arizona and New Mexico, Central Arizona College, Cochise College, Dine College, Mesalands Community College, Navajo Technical College, University of Arizona and other independent athletes.

“The best college rodeo in the Grand Canyon Region rolls into Las Cruces this weekend, put on by your hometown Aggies and they are driving the train,” said Oobie Hawkes, NMSU assistant rodeo coach. “Be sure to come out and watch your Aggies dominate and see they are a force to be reckoned with.”

The Frank Dubois Invitational Bronc Riding and Tie-Down roping jackpot takes place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, with 15 tie-down ropers and 12 saddle bronc riders competing for a winner-take-all title.

During these two events, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association barrel man Greek Ellick will entertain the crowd.

This week, March 27-30, NMSU rodeo athletes will be co-hosting the morning show from 8 to 9 a.m. on 99.5 FM.

For more information on the rodeo, contact head coach Logan Corbett at lcorbett.

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