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IowaCanChaser
Reg. Dec 2014
Posted 2016-04-29 7:42 PM
Subject: College Rodeo



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I wanna hear about your experiences, the good, the bad, all of it! Was it worth it? What are the best colleges? TIA
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cecollins0811
Reg. Aug 2013
Posted 2016-04-30 7:00 AM
Subject: RE: College Rodeo



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I think if you have really good horses and know you can win, it would be a great experience. If your horses aren't as high as the caliber they need to be to compete, keep them home and just concentrate on your studies. Maybe keep one horse in the town boarded if you can't live without them and just ride for fun and as a stress reliever; much healthier than parties and drinking.
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SKM
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2016-04-30 8:53 AM
Subject: RE: College Rodeo



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College rodeos are a lot of fun. There's nothing wrong with blowing off some steam as long as you tend to business first. As for the best colleges, that depends on what's important to you and how competitive you are. If you are wanting to be on any points team, you have to be tough. You will run on a lot of crap ground. College rodeos are different. A lot of girls that win at college can't draw a check at a pro show. The girls drawing checks at pro shows can't seem to hardly make a short go at college. The great thing is you can try to college rodeo and if you don't like it, you don't have to do it the next year. Each region only has 10 rodeos so it isn't like you have to haul hard the entire year. You basically have 2 months in the fall and 2 in the spring that you are busy hauling on the weekends.
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OhMax
Reg. Feb 2013
Posted 2016-04-30 11:14 AM
Subject: RE: College Rodeo


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Consider though depending on the region some are a 14 hour haul.



Personally - pick the school based on the education. College rodeo if you have the money but you'll spend less and probably win more going the ammy rodeo route and staying more local unless the school really helps with expenses.
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FLITASTIC
Reg. Jun 2012
Posted 2016-04-30 11:43 AM
Subject: RE: College Rodeo



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Lot of hauling, lot of miles, lot of expense, and they don't pay crap. Socializing part is good but thats about it. I was lucky to have a full ride on rodeo team but fees for 2-3 events easily run a few hundred a weekend plus hauling expenses. If you had a super nice horse and wanted the prestige then pick one year and just go and be done with it.
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euchee
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2016-04-30 12:13 PM
Subject: RE: College Rodeo



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I hate to hear that they aren' paying well.  Back when I was in college they paid great.  I won the region and the average at the finals and year end in 81, I loved it.  The finals didn't pay all that great compared to the regional rodeos but it was still good.  Of course the expenses weren't near what they are today.
In todays day you better go to get an education first and rodeo second.  I wished I would have put more into my lessons! 
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Jenbabe
Reg. Jul 2006
Posted 2016-04-30 6:03 PM
Subject: RE: College Rodeo



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The best advice I can give is to contact the coaches at the colleges you are interested in. Each program offers different things to it's members, so you'll have to get those specifics from them. Some have a lot to offer and you can get the experience of college rodeo while having help paying for your education. I think that if you're interested it's definitely worth looking into and giving a try.
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Arthia
Reg. Oct 2020
Posted 2020-10-09 3:35 AM
Subject: RE: College Rodeo



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Hello,

I'm a high school senior and I'm planning on college rodeoing. I'm looking for the best colleges with rodeo teams and professional coaches. Are there any forum members here from Sam Houston State University or Tarleton State University? I'd gladly hear your stories. Thank you beforehand.

Arthur

 

 

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Arthia
Reg. Oct 2020
Posted 2020-10-09 3:37 AM
Subject: RE: College Rodeo



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What about the scholarships? Are the chances high?

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TSlashO
Reg. Sep 2011
Posted 2020-10-18 8:02 AM
Subject: RE: College Rodeo



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Well, it's been a minute since I college rodeoed I graduated in 2006., But I loved every minute of it! I was more of a goat tyer and breakaway roper. I rodeoed in the Northwest region. I rodeoed as an independent for my first 2 years and for the University of Idaho my last two. Travel in that region wasnt bad for me ah er re I was located, 3-4 hours in any direction.

I made it to the CNFR all four years and I loved the college finals! 

If I could go back, I'd do college rodeo all over again. High school rodeo???? Forget that!! I made it to those national finals and it was cool and everything but I much preferred college. 

As far as barrel racing, as mentioned above you did need a higher caliber horse to really get something done consistently. 

Aside from being a broke college kid and things being expensive even with some travel expenses paid by the rodeo club, I still had an awesome time and made great memories!

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RocketPilot
Reg. Jun 2006
Posted 2020-10-18 8:52 AM
Subject: RE: College Rodeo



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TSlashO - 2020-10-18 8:02 AM


Well, it's been a minute since I college rodeoed I graduated in 2006., But I loved every minute of it! I was more of a goat tyer and breakaway roper. I rodeoed in the Northwest region. I rodeoed as an independent for my first 2 years and for the University of Idaho my last two. Travel in that region wasnt bad for me ah er re I was located, 3-4 hours in any direction.


I made it to the CNFR all four years and I loved the college finals! 


If I could go back, I'd do college rodeo all over again. High school rodeo???? Forget that!! I made it to those national finals and it was cool and everything but I much preferred college. 


As far as barrel racing, as mentioned above you did need a higher caliber horse to really get something done consistently. 


Aside from being a broke college kid and things being expensive even with some travel expenses paid by the rodeo club, I still had an awesome time and made great memories!


I have granddaughters that college rodeo and agree that if you want to win in the barrel racing you must have a really good horse.  They competed in HS rodeo and if you want to be on a college rodeo team, and have your expenses paid, I think you have to HS and youth rodeo for the coaches to know you and to offer scholarships.  It is a way to showcase your talent and the coachs pay attention.  Coachs also want kids that compete in multiple events.

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