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March 8, 2013

Crowd stampedes into Wren Arena for weekend rodeo event

College rodeo competitors and their participating youth partners enjoy rodeo events at Wren Arena during the Exceptional Rodeo Sunday where they share the fun of the Wild West. Exceptional youth participants ‘rode’ a barrel designed to simulate a bull, mounted and ‘rode’ stick horses, and took part in rope-tying events.

In what was reported as the largest turnout for the Cochise College Rodeo since its move to Wren Arena on Fort Huachuca seven years ago, literally thousands of people cheered on the participating cowboys and cowgirls who took part in rodeo action here this past weekend.

Preliminary events took place on Saturday, and after an evening of rest, finalists saddled up on Sunday and competed for a chance to win a spot at the National College Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

Sunday action kicked off with the Exceptional Rodeo, a mock event that gives special needs children a chance to see what it feels like to be a real-life cowboy or cowgirl.

The rodeo then featured a spiritual event, a cowboy church service with an Old West flavor, open to anyone who wished to attend.

After the sponsors made their way through the arena, rodeo events began. Participating men and women competed in 10 action-filled events, working up a sweat during competition for a top score.

During the rodeo, on both Saturday and Sunday, military units competed in a Panty Race challenge. Each day, the unit with the best time in catching and putting underpants on a bull was declared the winner. Twenty-four Soldiers and one civilian participated on eight four-person teams representing units from the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, 11th Signal Brigade and U.S. Army Garrison.

Literally thousands of people filled the stands during the two-day college rodeo this past weekend at Fort Huachuca’s Wren Arena. This year’s turnout was reported to be the best one ever since the Cochise College Rodeo moved to the installation seven years ago.

Team Alaska, representing the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, won Saturday’s event. HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Training-Joint Center of Excellence bested three other teams on Sunday.

The weekend rodeo resulted from a partnership between the Cochise College rodeo program, Fort Huachuca’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and the Sierra Vista Riding Club. Annually, the event brings approximately 10 colleges and universities to Fort Huachuca’s Wren Arena and Sierra Vista. College rodeo aims to promote interest, understanding and appreciation of western culture.

There were male and female categories for most events during the two-day rodeo here. Roping was one such event.

 




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