Apr 072003
 
Authors: J.J. Babb

Over 400 men and women took to the arena this weekend to compete at the 52nd annual Skyline Stampede Rodeo at the CSU Equine Center’s indoor arena, 701 S. Overland Trail.

Performances took place Friday night and Saturday afternoon with the championship round taking place Saturday night.

The Skyline Stampede Rodeo is the oldest collegiate rodeo in the United States and the largest held in the Central Rocky Mountain Region.

“We host a two-day rodeo, all others are three days,” said Brianna Colburn, a junior equine science major. “But we host more contestants and spectators than any other rodeo.”

The rodeo also offered a “feed the family” barbecue sponsored by the Texas Roadhouse.

With 14 schools from Colorado and Wyoming participating in the rodeo, competitors participated in ten events, including bull riding, saddle bronco riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, roping and breakaway roping.

“I love the atmosphere, I love roping and horses,” said breakaway calf roping competitor Emily McKibbil, a freshman equine major.

For more information on the Skyline Stampede Rodeo, call 214-3521.

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