College Rodeo 101

By Lacey Corbett

School is in session and college campuses all over are bursting at the seams. Here in Las Cruces, N.M., we are unloading practice stock and watering arenas in preparation for fall rodeo team practices. This means early mornings spent roping calves and late evenings in the bucking pen. In between, students show up to class in dirty jeans because they just spent the afternoon bull dogging steers.

Most people are surprised when I explain I’m married to a rodeo team coach because it’s not your traditional college sport. However, we are always proud to say that our team is made up of extremely talented student athletes. Whether they realize it or not, the life skills college rodeo provides are setting them up not only for success in the arena but success in life.

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