As the “2013 Railtown U.S.A. Collegiate Rodeo” presented by First National Bank draws near between 250-300 college cowboys and cowgirls representing 13 colleges in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Great Plains Region are preparing for the competition.
The NIRA Great Plains Region awarded the collegiate rodeo competition to Mid-Plains Community College earlier this summer. Members of MPCC’s 2013 Rodeo Team are Clay Chittick of Maywood, Sage Faust of Plattsmouth, Cody Fritz of Meriden, Matisyn Humphrey of Ogallala, Logan Lewis of Sutherland, Eric Rasmussen of Riverdale, Dakota Rice of Kellogg, Nic Tenbrink of North Platte, Julie Timmerman of Burwell and Tyler Viers of Comstock. Mike Janecek is their Faculty Advisor and they are coached by World Champion bull rider Dustin Elliott. For more information about the team, visit the “Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team” page on Facebook.
Other colleges in the Great Plains Region include Black Hills State University, Dickinson State University, Hastings College, Iowa Central Community College, Iowa State University, Mitchell Technical Institute, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, North Dakota State University, Northeast Iowa Community College, South Dakota State University, University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The “2013 Railtown U.S.A. Collegiate Rodeo” will take place during Rail Fest, Sept. 20-21, at the Nebraskaland Days Wild West Arena in North Platte. It will begin at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights.
General admission tickets for each night are $10 for adults and $7 for children. Tickets are available at the Nebraskaland Days office, 509 E. 4th St. in North Platte, or online at https://www.elevate.com/