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ISU Rodeo Team opens season Sept. 10-11; Rocky Mountain Regional Sept. 17-19 in Pocatello

Posted September 9, 2009

Idaho State University Rodeo Team members are headed to the first National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) sanctioned college rodeo of the season this weekend. They will represent ISU during the Southern Utah University rodeo, Friday, Sept. 10, and Saturday, Sept. 11.

This rodeo is one of four NIRA rodeos that ISU team members will compete at this fall.

Team members who will be competing this weekend include:  Montana Barlow (Jerome, ID);  Kallie Duffin (Shelley, ID); Maddy Durfey (Cardston, Alberta Canada);  Cy Eames (Gooding, ID); Georgina Gallegos (Blackfoot, ID); Chelsi Horton (Kuna, ID), Jessea Kack (Twin Falls, ID); Brianna Overdorf (Chubbuck, ID); Kim Sanford (Rigby, ID); Heather Sayler (Arimo, ID); Cami Schei (Chubbuck, ID);<> Hannah Shainholtz (Blackfoot, ID); Heidi Small (Dubois, ID); Trevor Townsend (Rexburg, ID); Kyle VanBiezen (Twin Falls, ID); and KJ Weissenbuehler (Emmett, ID). Advisor/head coach, Angela Askey, and Assistant Coach, Ali Shiozawa will accompany the team to Cedar City, UT.

In addition, the team is preparing for the Rocky Mountain Regional and ISU Bengal Round-up Rodeo they will host Sept. 17-19 at the Bannock County Fairgrounds in Pocatello. Catch exciting college rodeo action and watch ISU students compete against other college rodeo athletes in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Performances for the Rocky Mountain Regional will begin Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Tickets for the ISU Rodeo are on sale and may be purchased from rodeo team members or by calling 282-3216. Ticket prices are $5 for general admission, children six and under are free, $10 for a full weekend pass, and ISU staff, faculty and students are free with their Bengal ID.