Mid-Plains Community College Stampede set for Sept. 16-18

Stampede grand entry
Monday, August 30, 2021

Cowboys and cowgirls representing 14 colleges in five states will thunder into North Platte for the Mid-Plains Community College Stampede.

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 16-18 at the Wild West Arena, 2400 N. Buffalo Bill Ave. in North Platte.

Sanctioned by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, the Stampede is a qualifying event – meaning any points contestants earn will count toward an end of year shot at the College National Finals Rodeo.

Contestants will compete in the areas of saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding, tie down roping, team roping, breakaway roping, steer wrestling, goat tying and barrel racing.

The public is invited to attend.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Admission is $10 for each performance or $20 for all three nights. Children 10 and younger will be admitted free. MPCC students and employees will also be allowed in for free with a college ID.

Concessions will be provided by The Wranglers, the official booster committee of the MPCC rodeo team, all three days of the Stampede. The Wranglers will also sell team merchandise.

For those unable to attend in-person, the rodeo will be livestreamed on the college’s YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/MPCCedu, and on the athletic website, https://npccknights.com.