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Sep 21
MPCC timed event fundraiser planned in McCook

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Mid-Plains Community College steer wrestler Tyler Murray competes at the 2017 MPCC Stampede with assistance from his teammate and hazer Riley Weehler. Steer wrestling will be one of the events offered during a MPCC timed event fundraiser Oct. 7-8 in McCook.

The Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team will benefit from a timed event fundraiser Oct. 7-8 in McCook. 

The event is open to the public and free to watch. It will be at the Kiplinger Arena at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds. 

Only cash will be accepted for entry fees, and the payout will also be cash. 

Oct. 7 

Calf roping will start at 10 a.m. on Oct. 7, so contestants must be entered by 9:30 a.m. The first to enter will be the last to rope. 

The 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. 

Steer wrestling contestants must be entered by 11:30 a.m. to compete in their event at noon. As with the calf roping, three head can be purchased for $150, and a contestant can enter twice on two different horses. 

The #13 team roping will begin no earlier than 1 p.m. Contestants must be entered by the time the first team runs, and the competition is limited to the first 50 entries. 

The cost is $100 for four head. The roping is progressive after one – meaning that as soon as a contestant misses, he or she will be eliminated.

The #10 team roping will begin immediately following #13. It is also limited to 50 teams and is progressive after one. The fee is $60 for four head. 

Oct. 8 

Activities continue on Oct. 8 with exhibition barrel racing at 10 a.m. The cost is $5 per run. A 4-D barrel race will begin at noon. The fee for that is $35 per run. 

Exhibition pole bending will start at 1:30 p.m., followed by competitive pole bending at 2 p.m. The cost for the competitive pole bending is $35 per run. The fee for exhibition runs is $5. 

Goat tying will start at 3 p.m. Two head can be purchased for $60. 

Breakaway roping will round out the event at 4 p.m. Contestants must be entered by 3 p.m., and the first to enter will be the last to rope. 

The fee is $150 for three head. Contestants can enter twice on two different horses. Men over 60 and boys younger than 13 will be allowed in the breakaway roping. 

More information about the timed event fundraiser is available by calling organizers Garrett Nokes at (308) 350-0514, or Deb Christy at (785) 543-7829.

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​