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Aggie Rodeo Team to host Team Roping Series

Aggie Rodeo Team to host Team Roping Series

NCTA Aggie Rodeo athletes warm up with a roping dummy at Mill Park in Curtis before riding horseback. The Aggies are hosting a 10-week Round Robin Team Roping series each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. (Photo by Annie Bassett / NCTA News)
NCTA Aggie Rodeo athletes warm up with a roping dummy at Mill Park in Curtis before riding horseback. The Aggies are hosting a 10-week Round Robin Team Roping series each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. (Photo by Annie Bassett / NCTA News)

Season opens Sept. 10-11 at Wisconsin

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

The NCTA Rodeo Team kicks off its Fall 2021 season Sept. 10-11 at River Falls, Wisconsin in collegiate competition hosted by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture rodeo athletes also launch a new activity at home with the 2021 Round Robin Team Roping Series, to occur each Tuesday from Sept. 7 to Nov. 9.

The 10-week series at the Mill Park arena in Curtis is open with advance registration for roping headers and heelers. Proceeds will support NCTA Rodeo. Action is at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday.

“The NCTA Rodeo club is starting the team roping series to support our Aggie athletes,” said Jaden Clark, NCTA Rodeo coach.

“I know of many avid team ropers in southwestern Nebraska,” Clark said. “They like to compete. We’ll provide the roping steers and labor. They pay entry fees to support the team.”

Top header and heeler receive a payout, with proceeds helping the Aggie traveling team with expenses such as transportation, meals, lodging and entry fees. The Aggies will travel to four towns this fall, with a double set of rodeo action at North Platte and Dickenson, N.D.

NCTA is one of 14 colleges in the Great Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

The Fall schedule is:

Sept. 10-11 - University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Sept. 16-18 – MidPlains Community College Stampede, North Platte (two rodeos)

Sept. 24-25- Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge

Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – Dickenson State University, North Dakota (two rodeos)

Last season, NCTA’s Nathan Burnett of Shelton won the saddle bronc title in the Great Plains Region and competed at the National College Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Burnett, club president, is competing again this fall while studying Agribusiness Management.

For details on Round Robin Team Roping, see NCTA Rodeo Team on Facebook or call Coach Clark.

Part of the University of Nebraska system, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a two-year institution with a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture, veterinary technology and related industries. NCTA is known for its affordable tuition, high job-placement rate for its graduates, and for the success of student teams in competitive activities including crops judging, ranch horse events, livestock judging, shotgun sports, stock dog trials, and intercollegiate rodeo. The college is consistently ranked as one of the best two-year schools in the nation.

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