The excitement is building as the “2013 Railtown U.S.A. Collegiate Rodeo” presented by First National Bank draws near. A college rodeo will take place Friday and Saturday nights at the Nebraskaland Days Wild West Arena in North Platte.
Between 250-300 college cowboys and cowgirls representing 13 colleges in the national intercollegiate rodeo association’s Great Plains region are expected to compete.
The rodeo will begin at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights.
“This is the first rodeo that Mid-Plains Community College has ever hosted and I’m expecting great things to be honest with you,” said MPCC Rodeo Club coach Dustin Elliott. “We’d like to show this region that we’re here.”
Brookman & Hyland is the primary stock contractor for the rodeo, Elliott said. The company has provided stock to the National Finals Rodeo for years.
Bullfighters Chad Connelly of Stapleton, Rowdy Moon of Sargent and Nick Tenbrick of Topeka, Kan., will be on hand entertain the crowd and protect the cowboys Professional rodeo announcer Jared Slagle of Farnam will call the action.
General admission tickets 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 HERE. They may also be purchased through the MPCC website at www.mpcc.edu.