Former MPCC Rodeo Team members JD Draper and Clay Bauer compete in the team roping at a previous timed event fundraiser hosted by the rodeo team. This year's competition will be Oct. 9-10.
The Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team will host a timed event fundraiser Oct. 9-10 at the Kiplinger Arena in McCook.
The event is open to the public and free to watch. Only cash will be accepted for entry fees, and the payout will also be cash.
Activities will begin with calf roping and breakaway roping at 7 p.m. Oct. 9. Contestants must be entered by 6:30 p.m., and the first to enter will be the last to rope.
The calf roping fee is $150 for three head. Contestants may enter twice on two different horses. There is a handicap for those 45 and older and for high school students if approved.
The entry fee for breakaway roping is also $150 for three head. Contestants may enter twice on two different horses. Women, men over 60 and boys younger than 14 will be allowed to compete. The first to enter will be the last to rope.
Steer wrestling will start at 11 a.m. Oct. 10. Contestants must be entered by 10:30 a.m. The entry fee is $150 for three head, and a contestant can enter twice on two different horses. Competition will be in the outdoor arena – weather permitting.
The team roping will begin immediately after the steer wrestling, but no earlier than 1 p.m. It will start with #13 team roping. Contestants must be entered once by the time the first team runs, and entries will close at the 50th team. The cost is $100 per team for four head. The roping is progressive on one.
The #10 team roping, also progressive on one, will begin immediately following #13. Contestants must be entered by the time the roping starts, and entries will close after the 50th team. The fee is $80 per team for four head.
Concessions and team merchandise will be available for purchase from the Wranglers, the MPCC Rodeo Team's official booster committee.
More information about the fundraising rodeo is available from Garrett Nokes, MPCC Rodeo Team timed event coach, at (308) 350-0514. Proceeds from the event will be used to help offset team expenses.