National Intercollegiate Rodeo Starts Thursday

ALPINE, TX (Ben Caxton) — Sul Ross State University, which calls itself the birthplace of collegiate rodeo in 1949, hosts the annual National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association this Thursday through Saturday. The competition will be held at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Arena at the Turner Range Animal Science Center. Numerous college teams from across Texas and from as far away as New Mexico will be competing in the event. In addition to the rodeo, four contestants will seek the honor of becoming Miss Rodeo Sul Ross 2017, with coronation scheduled prior to the Saturday, Nov. 4 rodeo performance. Katy West of Athena, Oregon, is the reigning Queen. Performances begin at 6:00 PM Thursday, and 7:00 PM Friday, with short rounds at 5:30 PM on Saturday. General admission is $7 for performances and no charge for slack. Children under 12 and Sul Ross faculty, staff, and students with ID will be admitted free of charge. Programs and day sheets will be available at the ticket booth. Slacks will be held Friday and Saturday beginning at 9:00 AM each day.

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